NEW DATABASE: UNCTAD University Project maps content of over 1,400 IIAs
Dear Member of the World Investment Network,

It is my pleasure to inform you about the launch of UNCTAD’s IIA Mapping 
Project database. The new database is part of UNCTAD's IIA Navigator and 
contains a detailed mapping of 1,400 international investment agreements 

The UNCTAD IIA Mapping Project offers a tool for policymakers and 
researchers to analyse trends in the drafting of investment treaties. It 
builds upon UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable 

The IIA Mapping Project database allows users to: 
View elements of over 1,400 investment treaties 
Select treaties based on key elements (e.g. qualifiers for fair and 
equitable treatment, scope of the expropriation clause or investor-State 
dispute settlement) 
Compare treaty elements over time and across countries
Browsing through the IIA Mapping Project database will help stakeholders 
prepare for UNCTAD's High-level IIA Conference, scheduled for 19 July, as 
part of the 2016 World Investment Forum in Nairobi, Kenya.

Individual treaties are mapped by law students from participating 
universities, under the supervision of their professors and with the 
overall guidance and coordination of UNCTAD.

We thank our partners – students and professors – at more than 25 
universities around the globe for their time and efforts in support of 
UNCTAD's IIA Mapping Project

With best regards,

James X. Zhan

Director, Investment and Enterprise
Head, World Investment Report team
Palais des Nations, Geneva
Tel: 41229175760