ICC upholds potential of investment at UNCTAD forum

          • Paris, 30 April 2012

          ICC promoted the role of business in global sustainable growth and economic recovery when it took part in the World Investment Forum (WIF) 2012, which ran 20-23 April in Doha.

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          ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier took part in several high-level panels and gave opening remarks for the conference alongside United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi and Qatar Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud.

          “We need more confidence for investors and governments to revive the flow of investments,” said Mr Carrier during his address at the WIF, organized by UNCTAD.

          ICC also re-issued its Guidelines for International Investment at the WIF in order to adapt to new challenges of the international investment environment and to further promote investment as a driver of economic growth.

          Mr Carrier attended a special luncheon event that was held with the President of Tunisia, Moncef Marzouki, and WIF dignitaries. He spoke on panels alongside speakers including Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Nestle Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe.

          In a video address to participants, former US President Bill Clinton called for investments that maximize development.

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