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Gabriela Cuevas Barron (IPU), Global Leaders Summit II - World Investment Forum 2018
24 Oct 2018 -  Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President, Inter-Parliamentary Union
GLOBAL LEADERS INVESTMENT SUMMIT II
Investment in a new era of industrialization
The second Summit will look into the impact of new industrialization. New industrialization (based on digitalization, robotics and big data) is bound to affect all aspects of the way in which goods and services are produced and consumed globally, with profound implications for trade, investment and development. The international community needs to ensure that new industrialization supports, not impedes, the advancement of the SDGs.

Issues for the debate:
· How will new industrialization affect international investment and its relation to development?
· What are the best possible scenarios for new industrialization to support the SDGs, and what are the main
means to realize them?
· What can the United Nations contribute to maximize the positive and minimize the negative impact of new industrialization on investment for development?

Opening statement:
Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
Speakers:
H.E. Mr. Armen Sarkissian, President of the Republic of Armenia
H.E. Mr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana
H.E. Prof. Faustin Archange Touadéra, President of the Central African Republic
H.E. Mr. Motsoahae Thomas Thabane, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Lesotho
H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly, United Nations Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President, Inter-Parliamentary Union
Mr. Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum
Mr. Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines
H.E. Sheikh Abulla bin Mohammed bin Saud Al-Thani, CEO, Ooredoo


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