MINISTERIAL ROUND TABLE ON INVESTMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

MINISTERIAL ROUND TABLE ON INVESTMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Date: Thursday, 21 October 2021
Time: 13:30-16:00 

As the world slowly emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant ratcheting up of investment will be required to revert income losses, increase inequalities and vulnerabilities, and boost employment. To achieve sustainable recovery and build forward better a better economy, governments, private sector and the international community will need to boost investment not only in productive capacity but also in infrastructure and social sectors. During the session, Ministers and Heads of International Organizations will consider appropriate policy frameworks for rebuilding resilient international production networks and global supply chains and propose an action plan for investing in sustainable recovery.

Issues to be addressed:

  • What should be countries’ key priorities in national and international investment policymaking in the coming years?
  • What approaches are countries adopting specifically to accelerate investment in priority sectors for a sustainable recovery?

Opening:

  • Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General, UNCTAD

Panellists: 

  • H.E. Ms. Delcy Rodríguez, Vice President and Minister of People’s Power for Economy, Finance and Foreign Trade, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • H.E. Mr. Mikayil Jabbarov, Minister of Economy, Republic of Azerbaijan
  • H.E. Mr. Wang Shouwen, Vice Minister and Deputy China International Trade Representative, China
  • H.E. Mr. Andrés Valenciano, Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica
  • H.E. Dr. Rania Al-Mashat,Minister of International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt
  • H.E. Mr. Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
  • H.E. Mr. Muhammad Lutfi, Minister Of Trade, the Republic of Indonesia
  • H.E. Mr. Moon Sung Wook, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea
  • H.E. Ms. Luz María de la Mora Sánchez, Undersecretary of Foreign Trade, Mexico
  • H.E. Mr. Kreshnik Bekteshi, Minister of Economy, North Macedonia
  • H.E. Mr. Qais Mohammed Moosa Al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, Oman
  • H.E. Ms. Devika Vidot, Minister of Investment, Industry and Entrepreneurship, Seychelles
  • H.E. Mr. Zdravko Počivalšek, Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia
  • H.E. Mr. Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Trade and Industry, South Africa
  • Hon. Dr. Bandula Gunawardena, Minister of Trade, Sri Lanka
  • H.E. Mr. Al-Hadi Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Sudan
  • H.E. Mr. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates
  • Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt, Minister for Investment, United Kingdom
  • H.E. Ms. Marina Sereni, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy
  • H.E. Mr. Dragan Stevanović, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia
  • H.E. Mr. Mustafa Tuzcu, Deputy Minister of Trade, Turkey
  • H.E. Mr. Tran Quoc Phuong, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam
  • H.E. Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis, Commissioner for Trade, European Commission
  • Mr. Harouna Niang, Consultant, Former Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Promotion, Mali
  • H.E. Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Pakistan
  • Ms. Mari Pangestu, Managing Director of Development Policy & Partnerships, The World Bank
  • Mr. Sadi Qodirzoda, Chairman of the State Committee on Investment and State Property Management, the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Ms. Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

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