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MFA: Minister Ville Skinnari participates in World Economic Forum panel on sustainable investments


Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari will participate in a panel discussion on sustainable investments, organised by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Friday 29 January. The annual WEF “Davos Agenda” is organised virtually from 25 to 29 January.

Minister Skinnari will attend a panel discussion focusing on global investment flows and on how to mobilise investments to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The COVID-19 pandemic has decreased foreign direct investments (FDI) by more than 40 per cent, which has a severe impact on the future prospects of sustainable growth. The key question at the event is what changes are needed to restore global investments and to get them back on track.  

In the panel, Minister Skinnari will highlight, for example, the importance of trade and investment agreements and development policy instruments for stimulating private sector investments.

The Davos Agenda week gathers together leaders from government, business, international organisations, academia and civil society as well as opinion leaders. The themes of the event include, for example, the future of work and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The public part of the event can be followed on the website of the World Economic Forum at The Davos Agenda


Juha Niemi, Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, tel. +358 50 478 1387

Kent Wilska, Commercial Counsellor, Trade Policy Unit, tel. +358 295 351 522.

The Foreign Ministry’s email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname@formin.fi.



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