With the support of the Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Department of Justice (DoJ) of the Hong Kong SAR and the Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL) co-organised with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) the very first UNCITRAL Working Group III Virtual Pre-Intersessional Meeting on 9 November 2020 under the theme ‘The Use of Mediation in ISDS’. It aimed to facilitate the sharing of information on investment mediation and contribute to the discussion of Working Group III as it considered the way forward on the development of mediation as an investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) reform option.

Meg Kinnear, ICSID Secretary-General, gave a presentation titled 'The ICSID Perspective on the Mediation of Investment Disputes'.