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Launch of the UN Investment Support Programme for Least Developed Countries

Friday 22 September marked the launch of the “Investment Support Programme for the LDCs” at the United Nations in New York.

Dignitaries, experts, lawyers and end-users of the arbitration process were present for a high-level dialogue on legal and expert assistance to make foreign investment work better for the sustainable development of LDCs.  

The Investment Support Programme, jointly designed by the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), and with the assistance of Baker McKenzie, through its principal consultant Mr. Kabir Duggal, PhD candidate at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (Leiden Law School) aims to make available to LDCs and their interested business entities with resource constraints the pro bono services of legal and other experts to support them in investment-related capacity building, negotiations and dispute settlement.

Professor Dr. Mamadou Hébié, Assitant Professor at the University of Leiden, was one of the members of the first expert panel. 

R to L: Ms. Kyi Kyi Than Aung (Attorney General’s Office, Myanmar), Professor Dr. Mamadou Hébié (Leiden), Mr. Hassan Cisse, (IDLO)