Stakes are High as World Investment Forum Starts This Week in Abu Dhabi

Stakes are High as World Investment Forum Starts This Week in Abu Dhabi

The World Investment Forum 2023 brings together over 8,000 participants, heads of state, government ministers, sovereign wealth fund managers, private sector executives, stock exchanges, media, academics, investment treaty negotiators and heads of international organizations in more than 130 events to revitalize investments to meet development needs.

Stakes are high as heads of state, more than 50 government ministers, over 150 CEOs of leading companies and stock exchanges meet next week at the World Investment Forum 2023 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), from 16 to 20 October.

The forum is organized by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). This edition takes place at a critical time, as developing countries face inadequate levels of investment in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with an annual gap of more than $4 trillion, according to UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2023.

UNCTAD Secretary-General Rebeca Grynspan said: “The forum is an opportunity to accelerate action and get more investments to flow into critical development sectors such as health care, food security and climate action. Without more investment, the delivery of the SDGs will be in jeopardy.”

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