United Nations Investment Promotion Awards 2021

19 Oct 2021

United Nations Investment Promotion Awards 2021

This registration is for the all sessions of the 7th WIF 2021. All events occur in Geneva Time (CET, GMT+2).


Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Time: 11:00-11:30 
Virtual WIF Platform: Access link (Room 1)

The COVID-19 crisis has caused major changes in the work of investment promotion agencies (IPAs) worldwide, not only in their modus operandi but also in their strategic focus. Already early in the crisis some agencies took swift action to support government efforts to boost the national production of personal protective equipment. When the pandemic prolonged, more IPAs started to include healthcare as a target sector, building new knowledge and expertise and helping the government in improving investment conditions in the sector.

In 2021, UNCTAD has been monitoring the online promotion by IPAs of investment opportunities in healthcare and conducted an IPA survey on the promotion of investment in the health sector. Based on UNCTAD’s research and the survey, this year’s edition of the UN Investment Promotion Awards recognizes the work of IPAs in attracting investment in healthcare projects, with consideration of innovative and targeted approaches to investment promotion, outreach and engagement.

During the awards ceremony, three awards will be announced for: “Excellence in promoting investment in health”

In addition, two Special Awards will be announced for: “Promoting investment in the blue economy”


  • Mr. James Zhan, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD


  • Ms. Fifi Peters, Financial journalist, CNBC Africa

Event manager: Paul Wessendorp
Contact email: Paul.Wessendorp@unctad.org