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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
7th World Investment Forum 2021
Investing in Sustainable Development
18-22 OCTOBER 2021
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Previous editions:
2018 World Investment Forum
10 Year Anniversary
22-26 October 2018
Geneva, Switzerland
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2016 World Investment Forum
17-21 July 2016
Nairobi, Kenya
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2014 World Investment Forum
13-16 October 2014
Geneva, Switzerland
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2012 World Investment Forum
20-23 April 2012
Doha, Qatar
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2010 World Investment Forum
6-9 September 2010
Xiamen, China
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2008 World Investment Forum
18-22 April 2008
Accra, Ghana
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A wrap up video of the 7th World Investment Forum 2021 which was held virtually 18-22 October 2021.

Public and private investors urged to invest in a green, inclusive, resilient and sustainable future for all.

Featured publications

World Investment Report 2021
World Investment Report 2021: Investing in sustainable recovery

Global flows of foreign direct investment recovered to pre-pandemic levels last year,reaching $1.6 trillion.

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

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