THE AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC (ACP) GROUP OF STATES MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE ON INVESTMENT POLICY COORDINATION

Strengthening investment policy coordination for development
in partnership with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
Event
Session Type
Conference
Session Themes
High-level event
Room number
Room XXVII
Event Manager
Mr. Hamed El Kady
Contact Email
hamed.el.kady@unctad.org
23 October 2018
15:00 - 17:00 Europe/Zurich
Europe/Zurich

Ministers and ambassadors from ACP countries will share their views on the global policy environment and how it can effectively mobilize investment for sustainable development objectives. They will highlight the most prominent investment policy developments in their countries and will discuss the need to strengthen coordination and cooperation among ACP countries to enhance, among others, the development dimension of the renewal of the ACP-EU Cotonou Agreement, especially with regard to investment-related provisions.

Issues for the debate

  • Which are ACP countries’ key priorities in investment policymaking in the coming years?
  • Which role can the ACP Secretariat and UNCTAD play to support ACP countries in the best possible way in the formulation of modern and balanced investment policies?
  • How can the Joint ACP-UNCTAD Guiding Principles for Investment Policymaking enhance ACP policymakers’ collective approach towards future investment policy negotiations?

 

Speakers

Secretary-General, UNCTAD
Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana
Minister of Commerce and Industry, Central African Republic
Minister of Industry, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations of the Kingdom of Lesotho
Minister of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Liberia
Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism of the Republic of Malawi
Minister of Industrialization, Trade & SME Development, Namibia
Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-Operatives, Uganda
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia
Principal Secretary, State Department of Investment and Industry Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Kenya
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Angola
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Burundi
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Madagascar
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Solomon Islands
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Zimbabwe