UNCTAD's Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development: Potential and Issues (January 2013)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Jan 14, 2013

By Aldo Caliari

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) characterizes its Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development (IPFSD) by saying it emphasizes “a balanced approach between the pursuit of purely economic growth objectives …, and the need to protect people and the environment,” and underscores the interests of developing countries in investment policymaking. This article by Aldo Caliari, appeared on Issue 2, Vol. 3 of Investment Treaty News, engages in an independent assessment of the IPFSD from the standpoint of those two claims.