The Commission provides the opportunity for member States and investment and development stakeholders to discuss key and emerging issues in the area of investment and enterprise and their implications for sustainable development, as well as policy solutions.
This year's session will address two main themes:
Entrepreneurship and productive capacity-building.
Technology and innovation for inclusive development.
A high-level panel has been convened on the first day of the Commission to discuss how to create jobs through enterprise development. Under the same agenda item, policymakers, investment promotion agencies and private sector representatives will be given the opportunity to exchange concrete experiences and views during the second day of the Commission devoted to the presentation, at the ministerial level, of the Investment Policy Reviews of Bangladesh, Mongolia and the Republic of Moldova.
Under the agenda item on technology and innovation for inclusive development, the Commission is invited to examine the potential role of science, technology and innovation policies in building more inclusive economies and societies. An expert panel will help launch a discussion about mechanisms and tools available for developing countries to address social challenges through the formulation of their science, technology and innovation policy frameworks, especially in the context of a post-2015 development agenda.
The Commission will also consider the reports and discuss the outcomes and recommendations of its Multi-year Expert Meeting on Investment, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Productive Capacity-building and Sustainable Development, which addressed innovation for productive capacity-building and sustainable development. It will also consider the report of the thirtieth session of the Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting.
In addition, the Commission will examine progress made in the implementation of the mandates received in Accra and Doha by the secretariat, identifying areas in which synergies have been achieved among the three pillars of its work.