The Commission provides an 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.
In accordance with the decision of the Trade and Development Board of 26 June 2018, the Commission will address, as its main themes, investment and entrepreneurship for development and science, technology and innovation for enterprise development.
A panel convened for the first day of the Commission will discuss ways and means in which national and international investment policies can promote foreign direct investment flows, with a view to creating the conditions for economic growth and prosperity in developing countries. Under the same agenda item, policymakers, investment promotion agencies and private sector representatives will be given an opportunity to exchange concrete experiences and views during the second day of the Commission, devoted to the presentation of investment policy reviews.
The Commission will also engage in policy dialogue focused on the relationship between science, technology and innovation policies and policies to support enterprise development. Experiences and lessons learned in designing and implementing policies to promote the emergence and growth of innovative entrepreneurship will be considered, with a special focus on measures to address the constraints faced by entrepreneurs developing products or services relevant for the Sustainable Development Goals, to promote networking and clustering of innovative firms and to leverage opportunities for digital entrepreneurship.
The Investment, Enterprise and Development Commission will also consider the reports and discuss the outcomes and recommendations of the Multi-year Expert Meeting on Investment, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Productive Capacity-building and Sustainable Development, devoted this year to international investment policies and sustainable development. The Commission will also consider the report of the thirty-fourth 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 by the secretariat, highlighting areas in which synergies have been achieved among the three pillars of UNCTAD work.
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