World Investment Forum Opens In Geneva With Calls For Innovative, Strategic Solutions To Development Funding

U.N. News: Governments, businesses ‘walk the talk’ for investment in sustainable development: U.N. forum
“Business and government leaders from around the world have gathered at a major United Nations conference in Geneva, in search of innovative and strategic solutions to complex investment and development challenges. The 2018 World Investment Forum, organized by UNCTAD, the primary U.N. agency on trade and development, comes against the backdrop of declining investment flows around the world and concern over how that is affecting sustainable development, according to the agency…” (10/22).

Xinhua News: World Investment Forum opens in Geneva, stressing cooperation on SDGs
“…Saying the Oct. 22-26 forum has drawn 6,000 participants, 12 heads of state, and more than 50 CEOs of private companies, UNCTAD’s Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi stressed that the global economy faces more uncertainty than at the first WIF 10 years ago. ‘We are seeking to counter uncertainties and an inward-looking perspective, to refocus political attention and corporate leadership on the opportunities rather than the pitfalls that the global economy can offer,’ said Kituyi. Confronting these challenges is enormously important for global prosperity and the process to attain the U.N. SDGs by 2030, he said…” (10/22).

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