The Global Investment Promotion Conference aimed to discuss the shape of the investment promotion and facilitation landscape beyond the pandemic with global leaders in a satellite event of UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum. For this event, UNCTAD in partnership with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), brought together state leaders, ministers, high-level executives from leading global companies, international finance institutions and private sector organizations.
United Nations Investment Promotion Awards 2020 Ceremony
- 3 Awards for Excellence in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis
- 1 Special Recognition on Mainstreaming Gender in Investment Promotion
3 winners of the 2020 UN Investment Promotion Awards, for Excellence in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis
Special Recognition for Mainstreaming Gender in Investment Promotion
Held since 2002, the United Nations Investment Promotion Awards celebrate the exchange of best practice in investment promotion. Over the years, the Awards have paid tribute to more than 60 institutions and their governments, recognizing their achievements in a range of areas of investment promotion. More details are available here.
This year, the Awards will be presented to IPAs for excellence in their response to the COVID-19 crisis. The finalists considered for the award were identified from technical assistance work carried out by UNCTAD during the pandemic, including the monitoring of the response of 180 national IPAs to the COVID-19 crisis.
Its analysis has been published in two recent publications aimed at investment promotion practitioners, available here:
- IPA Observer (July 2020). Post-COVID-19: Investment Promotion Agencies and the “New Normal”
- IPA Observer (April 2020). Investment Promotion Agencies: Striving to overcome the COVID-19 Challenge
A special recognition will also be awarded to one investment promotion agency for mainstreaming gender in investment promotion. The recipient will be chosen from among 52 investment promotion agencies that participated in a survey on gender and investment promotion conducted by UNCTAD between June and September 2020.
UNCTAD analysis from the survey is available here
- IPA Observer (November 2020). Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Investment Promotion