2018 Official Statements and Videos

Monday, 22 October

Grand Opening of the World Investment Forum 2018 [Full Video]

  • H.E. Mr. Alain Berset, President of the Swiss Confederation [Video]
  • H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President, 73rd Session of the General Assembly, United Nations [Video]
  • Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President, Inter-Parliamentary Union [Video]
  • Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD [Video]
  • Ms. Amina Mohamed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations (via video link) [Video]
  • Mr. Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva [Video]
  • Ms. Nandini Sukumar, CEO, World Federation of Exchanges [Video]

2018 United Nations Investment Promotion Awards [Full Video]

Global Investment Game Changers Summit [Full Video]

Opening of the Investment Village

Tuesday, 23 October

Global Leaders Investment Summit I – Part I [Full Video]

  • H.E. Mr. Abdul Hamid, President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh [Video]
  • H.E. Mr. Khaltmaagiin Battulga, President of Mongolia [Video]
  • H.E. Mr. Milo Ðukanovic, President of Montenegro [Video]
  • Mr. Vasant Narasimhan, CEO, Novartis [Speech]
  • Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD [Video]

Global Leaders Investment Summit I – Part II [Full Video]

  • H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia [Video]
  • H.E. Mr. Kocho Angjushev, Vice Prime Minister, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia [Video]
  • H.E. Mr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia [Video]
  • Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD [Video]

Investing in Sports for the SDGs [Full Video]

Investment Promotion Conference

Sustainable Stock Exchanges Global Dialogue

Legislating for Sustainable Development

Fostering Investment in the Development of New Antibacterial Treatments

Investment and the Digital Economy

ACP Group of States Ministerial Round Table on Investment Policy Coordination

Main Obstacles and Solutions to Investment in Africa

Wednesday, 24 October

Global Leaders Investment Summit II [Full Video]

  • H.E. Mr. Armen Sarkissian, President of the Republic of Armenia [Video]
  • H.E. Mr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana [Video]
  • H.E. Prof. Faustin Archange Touadéra, President of the Central African Republic [Video]
  • H.E. Mr. Motsoahae Thomas Thabane, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Lesotho [Video]
  • H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly, United Nations [Video]
  • Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President, Inter-Parliamentary Union [Video]

Ministerial Roundtable: LDCs and Business Executives

Blockchains for Sustainable Development

35th session of UNCTAD’s Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR)

The Global i-Guides Meeting

Sovereign Wealth and Pension Funds Dialogue

Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees

High-Level International Investment Agreements (IIA) Conference 2018 [Statements and Audio Recording]

Responsible Agricultural Investment

Global Enterprise Registration Portal (GER.co) Awards

Thursday, 25 October

Ministerial Roundtable: Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development [Full Video]

  • H.E. Prof. Mthuli Ncube, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Republic of Zimbabwe [Video]
  • H.E. Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning, Indonesia [Video]
  • H.E. Mr. José Ramón Valente, Minister of Economy, Economic Development and Tourism, Chile [Video]
  • H.E. Mr. Zayed Alzayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Bahrain [Video]
  • Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD [Video]

 

People-First Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)

Ministerial Roundtable: 21st Century Global Policy-making [Full Video]

EMPRETEC Women in Business Awards

Family Businesses as a Force for Long-Term Good

Roundtable on Regional Integration and Investment Policy

Women for Sustainable Development: Women Economic Empowerment to Transform the Investment and Entrepreneurship Landscape

Friday, 26 October

Special Economic Zones: Challenges and Opportunities

Women’s Entrepreneurship and the SDGs

Using Blended Capital to Finance the SDGs

Forum Closing & Ambassador’s Roundtable on Investing in the SDGs