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World Investment Forum: Grand Opening and Global Leaders Investment Forum
Monday, 18 July
16:00-19:00, KICC TSAVO 1 room
Investment for the Sustainable Development Goals
Opening remarks : Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
The 2016 World Investment Forum will be the first major international meeting on financing the SDGs following the UN Summit on the post-2015 development agenda and the COP21 meeting on climate change.
Building on the outcome of the Third International Conference on Finance for Development, the 2016 Summit will tackle the future financing challenges facing the implementation of the SDGs. It will convene State, business and thought leaders, who will share the latest thinking and options for financing the SDGs. Particular emphasis will be given to corporate perspectives on the role of private sector finance and initiatives for achieving the agreed Goals.
The Summit will directly influence the debate on investment for sustainable development in the international community, and will offer a vision to national governments, financial institutions and the business community on how to direct investment towards key SDG sectors.
Issues to be addressed
Scaling up investments in the SDG sectors
Facilitating investments in structurally weak and vulnerable groups
Ensuring the economic and social benefits of investment reach the poorest
Enabling solutions to achieve environmental sustainability
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