NEWS While the topics are different in response to the news, an AI expenditure note annually reports on the number of known contract-based cases presented in the previous year and an AI exit note examines the latest policy developments in the IGE regime. Many critics argue that the current international investment regime is irretrievably flawed and argue for the total dissolution of the regime and its replacement by a regime that focuses specifically on the commitments of transnational investors. The IISD shares many concerns, but has taken a different path and proposed a new model for IIA, with rights and obligations for investors, home countries and host countries – a model consistent with the goals and requirements of sustainable development and the global economy of the 21st century. UNCTAD has also been at the forefront of efforts to reform the international investment regime and has provided valuable support to this process. The current model of international investment agreements (IA) was developed 50 years ago in a political and economic context not similar to that of today and designed to play a much narrower role than those agreements today. investment_model_int_handbook_fr.pdf (PDF, 752.32 KB) investment_model_int_handbook_es.pdf (PDF, 2.9 MB) This work includes analysing the latest trends and emerging issues in the IIA, building the capacity of developing countries to negotiate and implement investment agreements that can foster sustainable investment, and providing a platform for universal, inclusive and transparent stakeholder engagement in these issues. This publication contains the full text of IISD`s International Model Agreement on Investments in Sustainable Development, accompanied by an article-by-article commentary explaining the intentions and nuances of the text in clear language. It is important that AI negotiators, who are fighting against the current model, enter into agreements that serve their national interests. But it is also written to engage a wider audience of interest groups who are concerned about the future of international law and globalization. The draft model agreement reflects a number of new approaches to this type of agreement: Howard MannAssociate – Senior International Law AdvisorAaron CosbeySenior Associate . . How can the World Trade Organization (WTO) better support fossil fuel subsidy reform? This report examines the challenges and opportunities to combat fossil fuel subsidies more effectively by the WTO.

. IiA Issues Notes are short online publications that illustrate a topical law and policy issue in reference II-A. . UNCTAD`s work in this area is based on the Sustainable Development Investment Policy Framework (2015). This document in iiSD`s best practices series is part of the legal principles, arbitration and lessons learned from the treatment of compensation in investor-investor arbitration proceedings, while possible reform options are presented. By Howard Mann, Aaron Cosbey, Konrad von Moltke, Luke Eric Peterson, April 27, 2005 . . It is an approach to investor bonds, which aims to strike a new balance between voluntary and binding elements, by linking dispute resolution to corporate performance; and the investor`s attitude towards investor responsibility. For more information, please visit the IISD website You offer a practical and political discussion on a topic and aim to facilitate debate and exchange of views among AI stakeholders. IIA issue notes are forward-looking; they define the agenda for future research and policy development. ..