ICSID released its 2020 Annual Report today, featuring an in-depth look at the Centre's activities over the past fiscal year (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020). Features include:

  • Message from ICSID’s Secretary-General and the Chair of the Administrative Council
  • An update on ICSID Membership
  • A complete list of new designations and re-designations to the ICSID Panels of Arbitrators and of Conciliators Cover image
  • A detailed report on ICSID’s caseload trends
  • An overview of ICSID’s extensive outreach and training activities
  • Statements on the Centre's revenue and expenses 

Highlights from the 2020 fiscal year include:

  • Djibouti became ICSID's 155th Member State, having deposited its instrument of ratification with the World Bank on June 9, 2020
  • ICSID Member States made 90 designations to the ICSID Panels, bringing the overall number of Panel appointees to 687
  • 40 new cases were registered and a record 68 cases concluded 
  • Individuals of 44 nationalities were represented amongst the appointments made in the fiscal year, marking the greatest diversity of nationality in arbitrator, conciliator and ad hoc committee member appointments in a single year at ICSID
  • ICSID published two working papers with proposals for amendment of the ICSID rules during the fiscal year and representatives of Member States met in November 2019 for a third in-person consultation 

Explore the full report in English, French and Spanish