MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE: 21st Century Global Investment Policymaking

MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE: 21st Century Global Investment Policymaking

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: The Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development (2012, updated 2015); Action Plan for Investment in the SDGs (2014); Global Action Menu for Investment Facilitation (2016), and Reform Package for the Global Investment Policy Regime (2017).

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?

Opening statement:

  • Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD (video)


  • H.E. Ms. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-Operatives, Uganda (video)


  • H.E. Mr. Humayoon Rasaw, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Afghanistan (video)
  • H.E. Mr. Sorasak Pan, Minister of Commerce, Cambodia (video)
  • H.E. Mr. Li Chenggang, Assistant Minister of Commerce, China (video)
  • H.E. Mr. Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana (video)
  • H.E. Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning, Indonesia (video)
  • H.E. Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Liberia (video)
  • H.E. Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Malawi (video)
  • H.E. Ms. Rkia Derham, Secretary of State to the Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, Kingdom of Morocco (video)
  • H.E. Ms. Nora K. Terrado, Undersecretary, Trade and Investments Promotion Group, Philippines (video)
  • H.E. Mr. Peter Bayuku Konteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, Sierra Leone (video)
  • H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Slovakia (video)
  • H.E. Ms. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-Operatives, Uganda (video)
  • Ms. Betty C. Maina, Principal Secretary, State Department of Investment and Industry, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Kenya (video)
  • Ms. Virginie Rachelle Fayçaline Boucal, Secretary General, Ministry for the Promotion of Investment, Partnerships and the Development of State Teleservices, Senegal (video)
  • Ms. Michelle Bachelet Jeria, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, former President of Chile (video)

Event Manager: Ms. Elisabeth Tuerk
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