Informal online meeting - Establishment of an advisory centre - 14-16 June

14, 15 and 16 June 2021 from 1 to 3 pm (CEST)

The UNCITRAL Secretariat is organizing three two-hour informal meetings over a period of three days on the establishment of an advisory centre on international investment law. 

The purpose of the meetings is to consider informally the draft documents prepared by the Secretariat on the advisory centre, available here. The purpose is also to explore topics in detail in order to support delegations in their preparation for the next Working Group meeting at which this topic will be considered and make such discussions more efficient. In addition, informal meetings can be helpful in providing technical support to the Secretariat tasked with the preparation of revised versions of the working papers to be formally presented to the Working Group. No decisions will be taken at these meetings.

Topics for consideration include: 

  • The purpose and scope of activities of an advisory centre;
  • Its services and potential beneficiaries; and 
  • Its structure and financing.




Background Materials

Initial draft on the establishment of an advisory centre (For comments by delegations until 15 July 2021)

Initial draft on the establishment of an advisory centre – Addendum 1 (For comments by delegations until 15 July 2021)

A/CN.9/WG.III/WP.168 - Advisory Centre

A/CN.9/1004, Report of Working Group III (Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform) on the work of its thirty-eighth session (Vienna, 14–18 October 2019)  

Academic Forum on ISDS Concept Paper 2019/14 An Advisory Centre on International Investment Law: Key Features, Karl P. Sauvant 

Scoping Study prepared by the Columbia Centre for Sustainable Investment (CCSI) on behalf of the Government of the Netherlands