A dozen senior investment negotiators from nine developing countries engaged in an in-depth discussion on the challenges their governments are facing in negotiating and renegotiating investment treaties the morning of October 23, 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s (IISD) involvement with the World Investment Forum. They also explored developing national model investment templates, managing investment disputes and participating in regional and multilateral investment negotiations.
The interactive roundtable was organized by IISD with the support of the Trade and Investment Advocacy Fund (TAF2+). During the meeting, the management team of the TAF2+ reaffirmed the Fund’s continued support to developing country government in negotiating and renegotiating investment treaties in challenging situations. Furthermore, through an open and constructive discussion by sharing real-life experiences, participants identified needs for potential assistance in this regard.