Forum Closing: Investment Village Award and Ambassadors’ Roundtable on Investing in the SDGs

26 Oct 2018
14:00 - 17:00
Room XX

Forum Closing: Investment Village Award and Ambassadors’ Roundtable on Investing in the SDGs

Investment is a key driver for sustainable development: attaining the SDGs will not be possible without investment. At the same time, investment is a matter that cuts across various issues, including in particular those that are being dealt with by the various international organizations headquartered in Geneva (such as trade, labour, intellectual property, human rights, health, climate, migration, etc). The Permanent Representatives attend to these various issues in their day-to-day responsibilities and are aptly situated to see and operationalize these cross-cutting elements from a global perspective. The Permanent Representatives can take advantage of their strategic positioning to effectively promote private sector contributions to the SDGs and spearhead the role of Geneva as a global SDG implementation hub. The World Investment Forum provides an opportunity and platform for PRs to interact with investment stakeholders worldwide, and to formulate an Action Agenda that translates the WIF2018 deliberations and outcomes into an SD action agenda for the Geneva development community.

The event will close with the Secretary-General’s WIF2018 Closing Remarks.

Issues for discussion:

  • How to further enhance the role of Geneva PRs in the pursuit of the SDGs?
  • How to improve and further facilitate interactions between PRs and the private sector to promote Geneva as a global SDG implementation hub?
  • How to improve and further facilitate interactions between the various Geneva-based international organizations in the pursuit of making investment work for development and the attainment of the SDGs?

Chairs:

H.E. Ms. Monique T.G. Van Daalen, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of The Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. Negash Kebret Botora, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva

Chairs’ summary:

A summary from the meeting, convened by the chairs, can be found here.

Statements:

H.E. Mr. Yury Ambrazevich, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva – Statement

H.E. Mr. Xiangchen Zhang, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of China to the WTO – Statement

H.E. Ms. Cheryl Spencer, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva – Statement

H.E. Mr. Salim Baddoura, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva – Statement

H.E. Ms. Monique T.G. Van Daalen, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva – Statement

H.E. Mr. R.D.S. Kumararatne, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the WTO – Statement

H.E. Mr. Mikael Anzén, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Sweden to the WTO – Statement

H.E Mr. Jorge Valero, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva – Statement

H.E. Mr. Walter Stevens, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva – Statement

Event Manager: Mr. Joerg Weber
Contact email: joerg.weber@unctad.org

 

H.E. Mr. Yury Ambrazevich

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. ZHANG Xiangchen

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of China to the WTO

H.E. Mr. Diego Aulestia Valencia

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the WTO

H.E. Mr. Alaa Zakaria Youssef

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Egypt to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. Negash Kebret Botora

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. Michael von Ungern-Sternberg

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

H.E. Ms. Cheryl Spencer

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. Katsuro NAGAI

Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the WTO

H.E. Ms. Saja S. Majali

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. Salim Baddoura

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

Mr. LjupčoJivan Gjorgjinski

Charge d'affaires, Permanent Mission of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. Omar Zniber

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Morocco to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

H.E. Ms. Monique T.G. Van Daalen

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of The Netherlands to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. Farukh Akhter Amil

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. Juan Esteban Aguirre Martínez

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Paraguay to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. Manuel A.J. Teehankee

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the WTO

H.E. Mr. R.D.S. Kumararatne

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the WTO

H.E. Mr. Mustafa Osman Ismail Elamin

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sudan to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. Valentin Zellweger

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. Mikael Anzén

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sweden to the WTO

H.E. Mr. James Alex Msekela

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. Sek WANNAMETHEE

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. Andrew Staines

Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of The United Kingdom to the WTO

H.E. Mr. Jorge Valero

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. Walter Stevens

Ambassador and head of the EU delegation to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva