Ambassadors Roundtable on Investing in the SDGs

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

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 bring together 30 to 40 PRs (representative for all regions and with a gender dimension) in an interactive discussion that wraps up the WIF2018. It is expected to result in the establishment of a Geneva Group of Friends of investing in the SDGs which will meet periodically to dialogue with private sectors and follow-up on the SD action agenda of the Geneva development community.

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?

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

H.E. Mr. Omar Zniber

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Morocco 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. LjupčoJivan Gjorgjinski

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

H.E. Mr. Walter Stevens

Head of EU Delegation to the UN 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. Yury Ambrazevich

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

H.E. Ms. Athaliah Lesiba Molokomme

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

H.E. Mr. Eduardo Galvez

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

H.E. Mr. Yu Jianhua

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

H.E. Mr. Diego Aulestia Valencia

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the WTO

H.E. Mr. Negash Kebret Botora

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ethiopia 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. Salim Baddoura

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lebanon 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. R.D.S. Kumararatne

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the WTO

H.E. Mr. Mikael Anzén

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sweden to the WTO

H.E. Mr. Julian Braithwaite

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