Second Ambassadors’ Round Table on investing in the SDGs on 11 November 2019 in Geneva


Investment is a key driver for sustainable development: attaining the SDGs will not be possible without investment. At the same time, investment is a matter that cuts across various issues, including those that are being dealt with by the various international organizations headquartered in Geneva (such as trade, labor, intellectual property, human rights, health, climate, migration, etc.). The Permanent Representatives (PRs) attend to these various issues in their day-to-day responsibilities and are aptly situated to see and operationalize these crosscutting elements from a global perspective.

The Geneva Ambassadors’ Roundtable on Investing in the SDGs provides the platform to discuss key and emerging issues in the area of investing in the SDGs, allowing Geneva-based Permanent Representatives to take full advantage of their strategic positioning to effectively promote private sector contributions to the SDGs and spearhead the role of Geneva as a global SDG implementation hub. The First Ambassadors’ Roundtable was held on the occasion of the World Investment Forum 2018 in Geneva.

The event will bring together ambassadors and leading private sector executives in an interactive discussion to take stock of current Sustainable Development Goals investment trends, progress made and solutions towards the implementation of the Agenda 2030. The discussion will be informed by the new SDG Investment Trends Monitor, launched at the occasion of the 74th United Nations General Assembly, and the Guidance on Core Indicators for Entity Reporting on Contribution towards the SDGs. It will also be the opportunity to discuss a new UNCTAD initiative, Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Diplomats. The session will close with the presentation of UNCTAD Investment Promotion Awards to the best-performing agencies in promoting sustainable investment in special economic zones.


  • Event: Ambassadorial Round Table
  • Date: Monday, 11 November 2019
  • Time: 15:00 - 18:00
  • Location: Palais des Nations, Geneva, Room XVIII

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