MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE: 21st Century Global Investment Policymaking

25 Oct 2018
15:00 – 18:00

MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE: 21st Century Global Investment Policymaking

A global policy environment that effectively mobilizes investment in sustainable development is more important than ever. In response to this challenge, more than 160 countries have used UNCTAD policy tools for formulating “new generation” investment policies. The Ministerial Roundtable will share experiences with modern, sustainable development-oriented investment policies and identify best practice based on UNCTAD policy tools: The Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development (2012, updated 2015); Action Plan for Investment in the SDGs (2014); Global Action Menu for Investment Facilitation (2016), and Reform Package for the Global Investment Policy Regime (2017).

Issues for the debate:

  • What are countries’ key priorities in national and international investment policymaking in the coming years?
  • What are their recent experiences and lessons learned in “new generation” investment policymaking?
  • What approaches are countries adopting specifically to stimulate investment in SDG-relevant sectors?

H.E. Ms. Bogolo Joy Kenewendo

Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana

H.E. Mr. Harouna Kabore

Minister of Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts, Burkina Faso

H.E. Mr. Guy Célin Rivoniaina Randrianarisoa

Minister of Industry and Private Sector Development of the Republic of Madagascar

H.E. Mr. Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of the Republic of Mauritius

H.E. Ms. Sigrid Kaag

Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands

H.E. Mr. Rob Davies

Minister of Trade and Industry, South Africa

H.E. Mr. Malik Samarawickrama

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Sri Lanka

H.E. Dr. Kobsak Pootrakool

Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office of Thailand

Ms. Charlotte Petri Gornitzka

Chair, Development Assistance Committee, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)