Global Leaders Investment Summit I

Investment in a new era of globalization
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Assembly Hall
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23 October 2018
10:00 - 13:00 Europe/Zurich

The Summit convenes Heads of State and Government and CEOs of global companies to share their vision for the future. Their insights will set the tone for the rest of the Forum and inform its outcomes. The first part of the Summit will consider the backlash against globalization stemming from its unequal developmental impact, the risks in protectionism in both trade and investment, and related challenges to multilateralism. The international community needs to ensure that this backlash does not impede the advancement of the SDGs.

Issues for the debate

  • How will the globalization backlash affect international investment and its impact on development?
  • What would be viable remedies in the investment policymaking area?
  • How can more people benefit from globalization and how can the United Nations contribute?



Secretary-General, UNCTAD
President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
President of Mongolia
President of Montenegro
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestlé
President of the Republic of Namibia
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia
Vice Prime Minister, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
CEO, Siemens Financial Services
CEO, World Federation of Exchanges


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