WIF 2018 Opening
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
8th World Investment Forum 2023
Investing in Sustainable Development
16-20 October 2023
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7th World Investment Forum 2021
Investing in Sustainable Development
18-22 OCTOBER 2021
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Previous editions:
6th World Investment Forum 2018
10 Year Anniversary
22-26 October 2018
Geneva, Switzerland
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5th World Investment Forum 2016
17-21 July 2016
Nairobi, Kenya
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4th World Investment Forum 2014
13-16 October 2014
Geneva, Switzerland
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3rd World Investment Forum 2012
20-23 April 2012
Doha, Qatar
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2nd World Investment Forum 2010
6-9 September 2010
Xiamen, China
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1st World Investment Forum 2008
18-22 April 2008
Accra, Ghana
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The organizer

The World Investment Forum is organized by UNCTAD’s Division on Investment and Enterprise.

The Division is recognized as a global centre of excellence on issues related to investment and enterprise for sustainable development.

James Zhan
Director, Investment and Enterprise
Lead, UN World Investment Report


A gathering of global leaders brought together under the auspices of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.



Provide a global platform for engagement and dialogue on emerging and key issues related to investing for sustainable development.



We are uniquely positioned at the intersection of the public, private and multi-lateral sectors to shape 21st century investment policies.