18-22 October 2021

Investing in Sustainable Development

7th World Investment Forum

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
2018 FORUM
Geneva, Switzerland
10 Year Anniversary

2018 World Investment Forum

Previous editions:
2016 Forum
Nairobi, Kenya

2016 World Investment Forum

2014 Forum
Geneva, Switzerland

2014 World Investment Forum

2012 Forum
Doha, Qatar

2012 World Investment Forum

2010 Forum
Xiamen, China

2010 World Investment Forum

2008 Forum
Accra, Ghana

2008 World Investment Forum

Who we are

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

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What we do

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

Why us?

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


Dear Participants and Attendees, 


Preliminary programme

Day 1
18 Oct 2021
Day 2
19 Oct 2021
Day 3
20 Oct 2021
Day 4
21 Oct 2021
Day 5
22 Oct 2021

Sustainability Reporting





Mr. James X. Zhan

7th WIF Partners

Past High-level Speakers

Ms. Rkia Derham

Secretary of State to the Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, Kingdom of Morocco

Mr. Bertrand Piccard

Founder, Solar Impulse

H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia

H.E. Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh

Minister of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Liberia

H.E. Prof. Faustin Archange Touadéra

President of the Central African Republic

H.E. Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro

Minister of National Development Planning of Indonesia

H.E. Ms. Khoudia Mbaye

Minister of Investment Promotion, Partnerships and the Development of the State Teleservices, Senegal

H.E. Ms. Clare Akamanzi

Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Development Board

H.E. Ms. Bogolo Joy Kenewendo

Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana

H.E. Ms. Amelia Kyambadde

Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-Operatives, Uganda

H.E. Mrs. Maesaiah Thabane

First lady of the Kingdom of Lesotho

H.E. Mr. Zied Ladhari

Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, Tunisia

H.E. Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani

Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Bahrain

H.E. Mr. William Bradford Marau

Minister for Commerce, Industry, Labour & Immigration, Solomon Islands

H.E. Mr. Wera Mori

Minister for Commerce and Industry, Papua New Guinea

H.E. Mr. Veng Sakhon

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Kingdom of Cambodia

H.E. Mr. Tjekero Tweya

Minister of Industrialization, Trade & SME Development, Namibia

H.E. Mr. Tefo Mapesela

Minister of Trade and Industry, Kingdom of Lesotho

H.E. Mr. Sorasak Pan

Minister of Commerce, Kingdom of Cambodia

H.E. Mr. Rob Davies

Minister of Trade and Industry, South Africa

H.E. Mr. Peter Bayuku Konteh

Minister of Trade and Industry, Sierra Leone

H.E. Mr. Musa Ecweru

State Minister for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Refugees, Uganda

H.E. Mr. Motsoahae Thomas Thabane

Prime Minister, Kingdom of Lesotho

H.E. Mr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi

President of the Republic of Botswana

H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Slovakia

H.E. Mr. Milo Ðukanović

President of Montenegro

H.E. Mr. Matrika Prasad Yadav

Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

H.E. Mr. Matia Kasaija

Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of the Republic of Uganda

H.E. Mr. Marcel Ilunga Leu

Minister of Industry, Democratic Republic of the Congo

WIF@10: Achievements and Challenges Ahead

The WIF 2018 Review

DIAE "Products and Services"

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