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World Investment Forum 2014

The creation of more and better jobs through investment

The ILO is organizing, in cooperation with UNCTAD, a dialogue on maximizing the positive impact of foreign direct investment (FDI). The discussion will facilitate exchange of experiences on policies, strategies and incentives to encourage multinational enterprises to promote more and better jobs in their operations abroad. Participants will include investment policy makers, negotiators and promotion agencies of host and home countries of multinational enterprises.

Investment contributes most effectively to achieving sustainable development when it maximizes the creation of more and better jobs. Investors can actively seek to expand their backward and forward linkages with local enterprises, support the improvement of working conditions and inclusion of vulnerable groups and contribute more broadly to sustainable enterprise development.

In today's interconnected world, society is increasingly looking to investors to make such positive contributions to economic and social development.

At the occasion of the World Investment Forum 2014 (Geneva, 13-16 October 2014), the ILO in cooperation with UNCTAD is inviting a group of investment policy makers, negotiators and promotion agencies to exchange on government policies to effectively boost employment opportunities and strengthen respect for workers’ fundamental rights.

Mr Aeneas Chuma, ILO Regional Director for Africa will host the event involving representatives of host and home countries of multinational enterprises.