The World's First Association of Special Economic Zones
WEPZA is an association of leading practitioners, government officials, consultants, and academics engaged in evaluating, developing, promoting, and improving special economic zones ("SEZs") globally. Since the U.N. established it in 1978, WEPZA has been the world's primary platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration on SEZs. It advances its efforts through its publication, the Flagstaff Journal of Special Economic Zones.
WEPZA is a proud "Trade Support Institution" of the International Trade Centre. It also is an NGO Member of several entities within the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), including:
- UNCTAD Trade Development board;
- Expert Meeting on the Transformation of the International Investment Agreement Regime;
- Multi-year Expert meeting on Investment, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship for Productive Capacity-Building and Sustainable Development; and
- Investment, Enterprise, and Development Commission.
The Flagstaff Journal
The Journal of The Flagstaff Institute was published under a management agreement with WEPZA from 1989–2005 for WEPZA members. The Journal title and its SEZ-related content are now the property of WEPZA and the Journal is in the process of being relaunched. A new volume is expected for publication summer, 2015. For past editions, click below.