International Investment Center (IIC) is an international non-profit organization, founded in 1994 and registered in the Russian Federation. It is accredited in Switzerland, Austria,
Italy and the United States and holds special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and consultative status with UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development
IIC main activities are: development of foreign economic and foreign relations, exchange of experts and youth delegations, organization of conferences and foreign fellowships for representatives of government and business organizations, attraction of foreign investments into Russian territory and vice versa, research and analytic work.
The Center is engaged in research activities in the field of legislation, cooperates with the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Academy of State Service under the President of the Russian Federation, as well as with various government, commercial and public organizations.
IIC is actively involved in UN programs aimed at developing economic cooperation and improving the image of the Russian Federation abroad, including the development of volunteering. In 2008-2011 IIC had implemented a number of research on economic and social issues in Russia with UN Volunteers and UN Economic Development Program (UNDP).
IIC is devoted to organization of international conferences and presentations at UN venues. For example, in 2010 and 2011, International Conferences "Public Diplomacy and Youth Volunteering” were held in Geneva with the support of Directorate General of the UN Office in Geneva, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN Office and other international organizations.
IIC cooperates with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) as an expert organization on innovations and investments, public-private partnerships and technical cooperation and annually appoint delegations to attend the UN meetings.
For regions of Russia IIC offers cooperation in organizing economic mission to Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the United States with a visit to United Nations activities and meetings with government and business community (UN European Economic Commission, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (permanent UN body ), International Trade Centre, regional economic development offices , banks, Chambers of Commerce, business associations, etc.). Trips may include visits to manufacturing facilities, innovative business centers, business incubators and municipal infrastructure facilities.
IIC is also engaged in the development of sister-city relations for the regions and towns (including small and historic towns).
In 2001, the International NGO "International Investment Center” has become the winner of the All-Russian competition on the project "Strategy for the Development of a Small Town" in 2000 - 2001 in the framework of the “Small Towns of Russia ".
The Center collaborates with various international and foreign organizations, including: United Nations, World Bank, Trade Mission of the U.S. Embassy, Chambers of Commerce of Italy, Chambers of Commerce of Croatia, etc.
IIC President - Andrey Ivanovich Generalov, a lawyer, MP Russia's State Duma (1993-1995), Member of International Federation of Journalists.