MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE: 21st Century Global Investment Policymaking

25 October 2018
15:00 - 18:00 Europe/Zurich

A global policy environment that effectively mobilizes investment in sustainable development is more important than ever. In response to this challenge, more than 160 countries have used UNCTAD policy tools for formulating “new generation” investment policies. The Ministerial Roundtable will share experiences with modern, sustainable development-oriented investment policies and identify best practice based on UNCTAD policy tools.

Issues for the debate

  • What are countries’ key priorities in national and international investment policymaking in the coming years?
  • What are their recent experiences and lessons learned in “new generation” investment policymaking?
  • What approaches are countries adopting specifically to stimulate investment in SDG-relevant sectors?


Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-Operatives, Uganda
Secretary-General, UNCTAD
Minister of Industry and Commerce, Afghanistan
Minister of Commerce, Kingdom of Cambodia
Assistant Minister of Commerce of China
Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana
Minister of National Development Planning of Indonesia
Minister of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Liberia
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Malawi
Secretary of State to the Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, Kingdom of Morocco
Undersecretary, Trade and Investments Promotion Group (TIPG), Philippines
Minister of Trade and Industry, Sierra Leone
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Slovakia
Principal Secretary, State Department of Investment and Industry Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Kenya
Secretary General, Ministry for the Promotion of Investment, Partnerships and the Development of State Teleservices, Senegal
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, former President of Chile