MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE: LDCS & BUSINESS EXECUTIVES

Mobilizing investment in Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
in collaboration with the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)
Event
Session Type
Conference
Session Themes
High-level event
Room number
Room XX
Event Manager
Mr. Jason Munyan
Contact Email
jason.munyan@unctad.org
24 October 2018
16:00 - 18:00 Europe/Zurich
Europe/Zurich

Organized in collaboration with the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), the high-level meeting of LDC ministers and business executives will seek to advance ideas on how to strengthen the investment climate of these economies and the role of the private sector in development. These efforts are in pursuit of the high-level mid-term Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action for LDCs (2011–2020).

Issues for the debate

  • Ways to improve the capacity of LDC governments to promote and facilitate investment
  • Initiatives to diversify investment in LDCs
  • SDG-focused investment promotion strategies

Speakers

Secretary-General, UNCTAD
on behalf of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States
Minister of Industry and Commerce, Afghanistan
Minister of Industry, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Minister of Trade and Industry, Kingdom of Lesotho
Minister of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Liberia
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Malawi
Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-Operatives, Uganda
Vice President, China Railway Group Limited
Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines
Managing Director, Swiss-African Business Circle (SABC)