ABU DHABI, UAE, Sept. 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Recognizing that sustainability is the defining challenge of our time, the upcoming UNCTAD World Investment Forum (WIF), taking place from October 16 to 20, 2023 in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, will be the perfect opportunity to facilitate the transition towards a more sustainable economy, especially for developing countries.

The eighth edition of the Forum, which will focus on the overarching theme “Investing in Sustainable Development”, will bring together heads of state and ministers, CEOs of the largest global companies and other investment stakeholders from various countries to formulate policies and strategies that will address key and emerging investment development challenges through a series of local and international forums and conferences.

More than 7,000 investors from 160 countries will participate in the eighth edition of WIF at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).

The UAE’s hosting of WIF this year coincides with the country’s declaration of 2023 as the “Year of Sustainability”, which will encourage national commitment to sustainable practices and innovative solutions to help address issues. environmental on a global scale.

His Excellency Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade, reaffirmed the country’s dedication to sustainability, saying, “The UAE is committed to playing a leading role in the global transition to a more sustainable future. We believe that WIF 2023 will provide a unique platform for international leaders to come together and mobilize the investments necessary to make this transition a reality.”

His Excellency Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi, Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), said: “The organization of WIF 2023 reflects Abu Dhabi’s approach and commitment to sustainable socio-economic development, which is based on strong beliefs and “A long history of smart use of resources. We will work closely with all partners to ensure that the Forum’s conversations generate innovative ideas and solutions to create a more sustainable future for all.”

Some of the sustainability sessions include “Making public sector investments for sustainable development” in partnership with ACCA; “Aligning Sustainable Infrastructure Investment with the Paris Agreement” with Middlesex University Dubai; and “Accelerating green investments in tourism for sustainable development” with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

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