25 Oct 2018
Palais des Nations, Geneva 


On the sidelines of the World Investment Forum, the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries,Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and UNCTAD are co-organizing a high-level event for Ministers and Ambassadors from Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) in which they will share success stories as well as measures and priorities to boost foreign investment in LLDCs.

Issues for the debate:

  • Successful initiatives that have attracted investment and diversified economic activities in LLDCs
  • Policies, strategies and investment promotion practices that can help LLDCs attract more quality investment
  • Priority actions to include in the Midterm Review of the Vienna Programme of Action

Further Information

Summary Report of the Event


Statement by Ms. Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD

Statement by Ms. Gladys Mutangadura, Senior Programme Officer on behalf of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

Statement by H.E. Mr. Juan Esteban Aguirre Martínez, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Paraguay to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Global Chair of the Group of LLDCs

Statement by Hon. Prof. Mthuli Ncube, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Zimbabwe

Statement by H.E. Mr. Matrika Prasad Yadav, Minister for Industry, Commerce, and Supplies, Nepal

Statement by Ms. Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre