Forum Closing: Investment Village Award and Ambassadors’ Roundtable on Investing in the SDGs

Forum Closing: Investment Village Award and Ambassadors’ Roundtable on Investing in the SDGs

Investment is a key driver for sustainable development: attaining the SDGs will not be possible without investment. At the same time, investment is a matter that cuts across various issues, including in particular those that are being dealt with by the various international organizations headquartered in Geneva (such as trade, labour, intellectual property, human rights, health, climate, migration, etc). The Permanent Representatives attend to these various issues in their day-to-day responsibilities and are aptly situated to see and operationalize these cross-cutting elements from a global perspective. The Permanent Representatives can take advantage of their strategic positioning to effectively promote private sector contributions to the SDGs and spearhead the role of Geneva as a global SDG implementation hub. The World Investment Forum provides an opportunity and platform for PRs to interact with investment stakeholders worldwide, and to formulate an Action Agenda that translates the WIF2018 deliberations and outcomes into an SD action agenda for the Geneva development community.

The event will close with the Secretary-General’s WIF2018 Closing Remarks.

Issues for discussion:

  • How to further enhance the role of Geneva PRs in the pursuit of the SDGs?
  • How to improve and further facilitate interactions between PRs and the private sector to promote Geneva as a global SDG implementation hub?
  • How to improve and further facilitate interactions between the various Geneva-based international organizations in the pursuit of making investment work for development and the attainment of the SDGs?

Chairs:

H.E. Ms. Monique T.G. Van Daalen, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of The Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva

H.E. Mr. Negash Kebret Botora, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva

Chairs’ summary:

A summary from the meeting, convened by the chairs, can be found here.

Statements:

H.E. Mr. Yury Ambrazevich, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva – Statement

H.E. Mr. Xiangchen Zhang, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of China to the WTO – Statement

H.E. Ms. Cheryl Spencer, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva – Statement

H.E. Mr. Salim Baddoura, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva – Statement

H.E. Ms. Monique T.G. Van Daalen, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva – Statement

H.E. Mr. R.D.S. Kumararatne, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the WTO – Statement

H.E. Mr. Mikael Anzén, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Sweden to the WTO – Statement

H.E. MR. Sek Wannamethee, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva – Statement

H.E Mr. Jorge Valero, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva – Statement

H.E. Mr. Walter Stevens, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva – Statement

Event Manager: Mr. Joerg Weber
Contact email: joerg.weber@unctad.org