Dear Member of the World Investment Network, 

It is my pleasure to share with you the 6th issue of our joint UNCTAD-OECD 
Report on G-20 Investment Measures .

The 6th joint Report builds on the findings of our last Global Trends 
Monitor and notes that the global FDI recovery faces new challenges, with 
a moderate FDI growth during the first half of 2011 and a likely slow-down 
in the second half. As the world economy urgently needs a boost from 
private investment to generate growth and create jobs, the Report calls 
for short-term crisis management to be coordinated with efforts to 
encourage long-term productive investment.

During the end-April to early-October 2011 reporting period, nine G-20 
members took some sort of investment policy action. 

Five G-20 members took investment-specific policy measures (Brazil, China, 
India, Italy and the Republic of Korea)

Four G-20 members concluded four bilateral investment treaties and one 
other international agreement with investment provisions (Canada, 
Indonesia, Japan and the Russian Federation) 
On the whole, G-20 members have continued to honour their pledge not to 
retreat into investment protectionism. In fact, most of the investment 
policy measures taken in the reporting period indicate a move towards 
eliminating restrictions to foreign investment and improving clarity for 

The Report was prepared in response to the G-20 Leaders’ latest request 
made at their Summit meeting in Seoul on 11-12 November 2010, when they 
reaffirmed the extension of their standstill commitment to resist 
protectionism until the end of 2013. They asked the WTO to continue 
monitoring trade policy developments, and UNCTAD and the OECD to continue 
monitoring investment policy developments, and to report publicly on a 
semi-annual basis. 

This G20 report can be read in the broader context of most recent global 
investment policy developments, as described in UNCTAD's 6th Investment 
Policy Monitor. 

We hope you find this information interesting and useful, and welcome any 
comments and suggestions you may have on our work. 

With best regards, 

James X. Zhan
Investment & Enterprise Division
United Nations Conference on Trade & Development
Palais des Nations, Geneva
Tel: +41 22 9175797