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), consultative status with UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization).
IIC main activities are: development of foreign relations and economic cooperation, exchange of experts and youth delegations, organization of conferences and foreign fellowships for representatives of government,NGOs 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, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, as well as with various government, commercial and public organizations.
IIC is actively involved in UN programs aimed at developing of economic cooperation and improving the image of the Russian Federation abroad, including the development of volunteering. In 2008-2014 IIC had implemented a number of research on economic and social issues in Russia and CIS 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 2010-2016 were conducted 7 International Conferences: "Public Diplomacy and International Cooperation" (including volunteer activities) and "International Cooperation:Innovation as a Tool for Social and Economic Changes”, which were held in Geneva in the Palais des Nation and CERN, and WIPO with the support of Directorate General of the UN Office in Geneva, CERN, 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, energyefficiency, 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 missions to Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the United States, visiting United Nations events and meetings with government and business community (UN European Economic Commission, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 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, Chambers of Commerce of Italy, etc.
IIC President - Andrei Ivanovich Generalov, a lawyer, MP Russia's State Duma (1993-1995), Member of International Federation of Journalists.
IIC Director- Olga V. Generalova-Kutuzova, was a Hubert H.Humphrey Fellow (The American University, Washington, D.C.) in 1994-95. She had an internship in the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the US Congress and had served as the Russian regional representative of the US Department of Commerce, expert of UNECE.