In the current context of continued global macroeconomic uncertainties, investment policies must be harnessed to ensure sustainable outcomes and more inclusive growth.
Mr. Rob Davies
On Monday 24 September 2012 (morning), UNCTAD convenes a high-level panel comprised of eminent investment stakeholders to address current challenges for making national and international investment policy work better for sustainable development.
Their Excellences Ms. Anabel González, Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, Mr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on the Millennium Development Goals will join UNCTAD's Secretary General in commenting the 2012 World Investment Report devoted to a new generation of investment policies.
The debate will also include statements civil society and other international organizations.
UNCTAD's new Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development (IPFSD), which will be introduced by the Director of DIAE, Mr. James Zhan, will inform the discussions.
The IPFSD sets out a set of principles around which international investment policy should be designed, as well as a policy toolkit of options for countries seeking to attract foreign investment and increase its contribution to economic and social development.
Ms. Anabel González
Professor Jeffrey Sachs