WIF Satellite Events


10 December 2020 / 15:00 - 16:30 (GE time)

Empretec WBA Ceremony 2020


7-8 December 2020 / 14:00 (GE time)

Global Investment Promotion Conference


26 November 2020 / 11:00 - 14:00 (GE time)

 “IIA Reform in Times of COVID-19”

UNCTAD Virtual IIA Conference 2020


3 November 2020 / 16:00 - 18:00 (GE time)

ISAR Honours Ceremony 2020

ICGN Governance of Sustainability Dialogue “From Climate Change To Social Change”

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, Part A from 09:00 to 10:30 and Part B from 17:00 to 19:00 (GVA time) [WEBINAR]

Thursday, 24 June 2021, Part C from 09:00 to 11:00 and Part D from 17:00 to 18:30 (GVA time) [WEBINAR]

UNCTAD World Investment Forum is proud to host the ICGN Governance of Sustainability Dialogue, in partnership with the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. We are delighted to assemble these influential networks for two days of discussion and debate focused on global sustainability issues and risk management to develop long-term strategies, reporting and cooperation.

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Pandemic preparedness beyond COVID-19: Investing in vaccines production and supply for LMICs 

Wednesday, 3 March 2021 at 14:00 (GVA time) [WEBINAR]

The satellite event on “Pandemic preparedness beyond COVID-19: Investing in vaccines production and supply for LMICs” is jointly organized by UNCTAD and WHO. The event brings together global strategic players and decision makers in vaccine manufacturing, investment, and technology. The objective of the event is to build a coalition of stakeholders to promote long-term investment in vaccine manufacturing capacity in developing countries beyond COVID-19-related vaccines.

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Family Business for Sustainable Development

Thursday, 25 February 2021 at 14:00 (GVA time) [WEBINAR]

The WIF Family Business Conference features keynote addresses by eminent thought-leaders, followed by an interactive dialogue with family business representatives, practitioners, academia, and United Nations experts on how family business can be galvanized to align the sustainability agenda with corporate strategy. UNCTAD and FBN are formally launching their joint global Family Business for Sustainable Development (FBSD) Initiative and family business representatives will share their first experiences.

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Beyond Covid-19: Rebuilding SDG-Aligned Business and Investment

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 1st session from 09:00 to 10:00 and 2nd session from 16:00 to 18:00 (GVA time) [WEBINAR]

A dynamic, moderated roundtable of policymakers, investors and thought-leaders making recommendations to rebuild SDG-aligned business and investment beyond Covid-19 with a focus on accelerating emerging market impact at scale.

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More details about Switzerland – Business Beyond COVID‑19 are available here

Empretec WBA Ceremony 2020

Thursday, 10 December 2020, from 15:00 to 16:30 (GVA time) [WEBINAR]

The 7th edition of the Empretec Women in Business Awards will be held virtually to recognize the contributions of inspiring women entrepreneurs trained by the Empretec programme and to celebrate their success.

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Global Investment Promotion Conference

Monday, 7 and Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 14:00 (GVA time) [WEBINAR]

The Global Investment Promotion Conference aims to discuss the shape of the investment promotion and facilitation landscape beyond the pandemic with global leaders in a satellite event of UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum. For this event, UNCTAD in partnership with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), is bringing together state leaders, ministers, CEOs of leading global companies, and executives of investment promotion agencies and special economic zones.

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UNCTAD Virtual IIA Conference 2020 “IIA Reform in Times of COVID-19” 

Thursday, 26 November from 11:00 to 14:00 (GVA time) [WEBINAR]

The Virtual IIA Conference will aim to pave the way for further inclusive, transparent, and synchronized IIA reform processes in the pursuit of sustainable development in the post-COVID-19 era. 

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ISAR Honours Ceremony

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, from 16:00 to 18:00 (GVA time) [WEBINAR]

The “ISAR Honours” Initiative aims to support efforts on enhancing the quality and comparability of companies’ reporting on their contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and its usefulness for monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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