​On September 29, 2017, the ICSID Secretary-General, Meg Kinnear, hosted the Third Annual ICSID Briefing for Embassy Representatives of ICSID Member States. The briefing was held at the World Bank headquarters and was attended by Ambassadors, Ministers, Counsellors, First Secretaries, and Advisors from legal and economic departments of diplomatic missions in Washington, D.C.

The briefing provided a general overview of ICSID’s achievements during the past fiscal year and highlighted current trends in its caseload. Secretary-General Kinnear also spoke about the ongoing work on amendment of the ICSID Rules and described the next phases in the process. In addition, she briefly reviewed the agenda for the ICSID Administrative Council Annual Meeting to be held in Washington, D.C. on October 13, 2017.

These annual events offer an informal opportunity for the members of the diplomatic community in Washington, D.C. to discuss recent developments in international investment arbitration.


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ICSID Secretary-General, Meg Kinnear, addressing Embassy representatives