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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

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Works: 806 works in 1,324 publications in 3 languages and 19,691 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Commercial treaties  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Originator, Publisher
Classifications: K3830, 346.092
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Publications about United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Publications by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Most widely held works about United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
 
Most widely held works by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
World investment report by Centre on Transnational Corporations (United Nations)( serial )
in 3 languages and held by 820 libraries worldwide
"Each year's Report covers the latest trends in foreign direct investment around the World and analyses in depth one selected topic related to foreign direct investment and development". --contents screen
Bilateral investment treaties 1995-2006 trends in investment rulemaking by Conférence des Nations Unies sur le commerce et le développement( file )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 702 libraries worldwide
"The secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is implementing a programme on international investment arrangements. It monitors the trends in IIAs and analyzes the emerging issues and development implications. It seeks to help developing countries participate as effectively as possible in international investment rulemaking. ... This paper is part of the programme's research and policy analysis on international investment policies for development. ... The main objective of this paper is to update UNCTAD's 1998 study entitled Bilateral Investment Treaties in the Mid-1990s and to identify trends in the normative developments of each of the elements typically addressed in BITs since this last stocktaking in 1998. The study traces and explains the new issues that have emerged in recent BITs and also sets out the implications of those developments for developing countries."--Pref
Investor-state disputes arising from investment treaties a review ( file )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
The settlement of disputes between investors and the states in which they operate is a key aspect of the system of investment protection established in international investment agreements. Thus, the majority of international investment agreements contain provisions on investor-state dispute settlement. These provisions have been increasingly used in recent years, and this has resulted in more arbitral awards. This paper takes stock of, and analyzes, the nature and implications of this trend. In particular, it considers not only the statistical aspects of this development, but also the effects of arbitral decisions on the evolution of dispute settlement procedures under international investment agreements and on the interpretation and further refinement of the substantive standards of protection that they contain.--Publisher's description
International investment arrangements trends and emerging issues by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development( file )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
The past few years saw a proliferation of international investment agreements (IIAs) at the bilateral, regional and interregional levels, presenting new challenges for policymakers. As global economic integration becomes ever deeper, managing the impacts of integration on the domestic economy becomes more complex and the challenges greater. This paper provides an overview of some of the issues that arise as countries seek to ensure policy coherence in the face of a complex network of overlapping IIA provisions. --Publisher's description
Preserving flexibility in IIAs the use of reservations by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development( file )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 674 libraries worldwide
The protection of national security in IIAs ( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
The challenge for governments is to find an appropriate balance -- ensuring a sufficient level of protection for its national security interests, while at the same time ensuring that investment protection is still strong enough to keep the country attractive for foreign investors. The review undertaken for this study suggests that up to now, only a minority of IIAs [International investment agreements] contain some kind of national security exception, and that such clauses are more frequent in agreements covering the entry of foreign investment than in treaties limited to the post-establishment phase. IIA Contracting Parties have various options to clarify the scope and conditions under which a national security exception applies. All these options help to prevent the subject of national security exceptions in IIAs from becoming a "black and white" matter, and allow more differentiated solutions to be adopted, permitting a fair balance between the interests of the Contracting Parties and the foreign investors.--Publisher's description
Transnational corporations and the internationalization of R & D by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development( file )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
Scope and definition by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
"Analyses the scope and definition of 'investor' and 'investment' in international investment agreements (IIAs). Based on the analysis, it offers suggestions aimed at assisting states to enter into IIAs which suit their specific policy objectives and help sustainable development."--Provided by publisher
Management of capital flows : comparative experiences and implications for Africa by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
International investment rule-making : stocktaking, challenges and the way forward by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
This book reviews sixty years of international investment rule-making and identifies main trends in current treaty practice, as well as the core characteristics of the existing universe of International Investment Agreements (IIAs) at the beginning of the 21st century . Based on this analysis, the third part describes the main challenges for policy makers and IIA negotiators deriving from the present IIA system, and makes a number of suggestions on how to deal with them. The Fourth part contains a brief outlook concerning the future evolution of the IIA universe.--Publisher's description
Investor-state dispute settlement and impact on investment rulemaking by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
"As demonstrated by this paper, the experience with the investor-state dispute settlement of a number of countries (mostly in the Asia-Pacific region) appears to have influenced the development of new international investment agreements (IIAs) by those countries. Observing how previous IIAs were interpreted and applied by arbitral tribunals, their governments have come up with new provisions and new language, which address most of the problems that arose in the context of investment disputes."--Publisher description
Elimination of TRIMs, the experience of selected developing countries by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
The publication examines how six countries (Argentina, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Ethiopia and Viet Nam) have been affected by the elimination of Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs). The study suggests that the extent to which TRIMs have helped advance the objectives set out has varied considerably, reflecting the specific economic conditions and policy environment of the country using them.--Publisher's description
Investment policy review : Viet Nam by Conférence des Nations Unies sur le commerce et le développement( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Vietnam opened its economy to foreign investors in the late 1980s under the Doi Moi policy of renovation and economic reforms, and quickly managed to attract significant inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI). As a result, foreign investors have been a major force in the economic transformation of Vietnam during the past two decades and in its integration into the world economy. To exploit its potential fully, this review highlights a number of areas where Vietnam could focus its attention for further reforms, including ensuring that the economy has the skills it needs as it evolves, using foreign workers where necessary. Measures to separate the State's ownership and regulatory functions clearly are also proposed, together with a rationalization and simplification of fiscal incentives on corporate taxes. It also suggests certain FDI entry restrictions be lifted and the regulatory stance be changed from "steer and control" to "regulate, monitor and enforce". On the basis of an analysis of the electricity sector, it also proposes a number of measures to enable Vietnam attract FDI in power generation.--Publisher's description
Compendium of selected studies on international monetary and financial issues for the developing countries ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Investment policy review by Rory Allan( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Rwanda is among the world's poorest nations, and it faces particular challenges in leveraging FDI for development. The present Investment Review notes that Rwanda has nevertheless achieved remarkable political and social progress since 1994. It has become one of Africa's countries with the highest degree of personal safety and lowest incidence of corruption. It has also started to rebuild its economy, and the Government is fully committed to building a peaceful, stable and prosperous nation through sustainable private sector led development.--Publisher's description
Foreign direct investment and development by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
This paper provides broader economic underpinnings for the specific issues relating to international discussions or negotiations on investment. It starts with a discussion of the effects of foreign direct investment on development through trade, one third of which takes place within corporate production systems. Then, it explores its impact on development beyond trade. By its nature, foreign direct investment brings into the recipient economy resources that are only imperfectly tradable on markets, especially technology, management know-how, skilled labor, access to international production networks, access to major markets and established brand names. The effects of foreign direct investment on development often depend on the initial conditions prevailing in the recipient countries, on the investment strategies of transnational corporations and on host government policies.--Publisher's description
Investment policy review : Kenya by Conférence des Nations Unies sur le commerce et le développement( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
The role of international investment agreements in attracting foreign direct investment to developing countries by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Based on a study by Zbigniew Zimny (finalized by Hamed El-Kady, et al.), this paper reassesses the role of IIAs (bilateral treaties, etc.) as determinants of FDI, reviewing a number of econometric studies on their impact
Investment promotion provisions in international investment agreements by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Investment promotion covers all activities and measures aimed at creating favorable determinants for foreign investment in the host country. This publication focuses on the international agreements on the promotion and protection of foreign investment. The study provides an overview as to what extent current international investment agreements (IIA) practice explicitly deals with investment promotion and to explore ways on how investment promotions aspect of IIA could be enhanced. It also seeks to fill a gap in research and policy analysis.--Publisher's description
Investment policy review : Dominican Republic by Rory Allan( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
"The review concluded that FDI has led economic diversification in the Dominican Republic and that the legal and regulatory framework for FDI in the country is open and liberal, containing very few restrictions. It recommends the adoption of a new Investment Law to reflect the good treatment of foreign investors in practice. The IPR proposes ways to strengthen the government's investment promotion arm, CEI-RD, and the coordination among CEI-RD and other agencies involved in investment promotion, with a view to strengthening the national investment promotion effort, and ensuring its coherence . Finally, the IPR recommends policies to attract more technology-driven FDI and higher value-added operations to the country, including concrete recommendations geared at achieving a "best-in region" investment framework within five years."--Highlights
 
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CNUCED (Organization)
Conférence des Nations Unies sur le commerce et le développement
Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Comercio y Desarrollo
Conferencia de Naciones Unidas para el Comercio y el Desarrollo
Conferința Națiunilor Unite pentru Comerț și Dezvoltare
Kokuren Bōeki Kaihatsu Kaigi
Kokusai Rengo Boeki Kaihatsu Kaigi
Konferent︠s︡ii︠a︡ Organizat︠s︡ii Obʺedinennykh Nat︠s︡iĭ po voprosam torgovli i razvitii︠a︡
Lien ho kuo ma fa hui i
Mao fa hui i (United Nations)
Muʼtamar al-Umam al-Muttaḥidah lil-Tījārah wa-al-Tanmiyah
U.N.C.T.A.D. (Organization)
UN-Konferenz für Handel und Entwicklung
UNCTAD
UNCTAD (Geneva)
UNCTAD (Organization)
United Nations. Conference on Trade and Development
United Nations. Conferencia sobre Comercio y Desarrollo
United Nations. Conferentie inzake Handel en Ontwikkeling
United Nations Congerence on Trade and Development
United Nations. General Assembly. Conference on Trade and Development
United Nations. Kauppa- ja kehityskonferenssi
United Nations. Konference om handel og udvikling
United Nations. Konferent︠s︡ii︠a︡ po voprosam torgovli i razvitii︠a︡
United Nations. Mao fa hui i
United Nations. Światowa Konferencja Handlu i Rozwoju
United Nations. Welthandels- und Entwicklungskonferenz
Welthandels- und Entwicklungskonferenz
Welthandelskonferenz
コクサイ レンゴウ ボウエキ カイハツ カイギ
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