International investment

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  • Conference on investment treaties

    14 March 2016: This conference will explore how governments are balancing investor protection and how to improve balance through new institutions.

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  • The legal regime for joint interpretations of investment treaties

    Express provisions for joint interpretations are being included in an increasing range of treaties and investment policies around the world. This paper considers key questions such as the binding nature of joint interpretations or the scope for joint agreements in light of existing treaty language and identifies a number of empirical and policy questions of interest.

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The OECD works to enhance the contribution of international investment to growth and sustainable development worldwide by advancing investment policy reform and international co-operation.


OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Due diligence in the mining minerals sector

Policy Framework for Investment


Freedom of investment

International investment law

Investment instruments

Foreign direct investment statistics

Investment for development: 
Regional and country initiatives

Investment for green growth




‌Climate disclosure: Knowledge powers change by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría