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Hub News Article Apr 21, 2016

G77 Meeting on Investment for Sustainable Development

On 4-5 May, 2016 the Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNCTAD will be hosting the “G-77 Meeting on Investment for Sustainable Development”. In the meeting international organizations along with investment experts and G77 member countries will exchange views and come up with recommendations on key issues such as, (1) challenges and constraints in mobilizing funds for SDGs, (2) policy framework to promote investment in sustainable development, (3) a holistic approach to promote responsible and sustainable investment and (4) international efforts towards investment policy reform.

Tentative Programme

Wednesday 4 May 2016

9:00 – 9:15

Opening remarks by Mr. Vitavas Srivihok, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Thailand

9:15 – 9:30

Photo Session

9:30 – 10:00

Keynote address by Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD

10:00 – 12:30

Session 1: Challenges and constraints in mobilizing funds for SDGs

14:00 – 17:30

Session 2: Policy framework to promote investment in sustainable development

19:00 – 21:00

Welcoming dinner hosted by Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Director-General, Department of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand

Thursday 5 May 2016

9:30 – 12:30

Session 3: A holistic approach to promoting responsible and sustainable investment

14:00 – 17:30

Session 4: International efforts toward investment policy reform

17:30 – 18:30

Session 5: Conclusion and recommendations