This virtual event proposes to bring together Myanmar policy-makers, international experts, the private sector and civil society to share perspectives and discuss policy options to attract responsible investment that can help foster a sustainable recovery and contribute towards improving the lives of Myanmar people and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The opening session of the High-Level Event will benefit from remarks from the Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, the Minister, Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Co-operation of the Government of Switzerland in Myanmar, the Minister Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission of the Government of Norway in Myanmar and the European Union Ambassador to Myanmar.
The first panel session will mark the launch of the 2nd Investment Policy Review (IPR) of Myanmar. Building on the findings and recommendations from the IPR, panellists will discuss key developments and challenges for Myanmar to enhance its capacity to attract responsible investments that can truly contribute towards meeting the SDGs and improving the lives of Myanmar people. The review benefited from the support of the Governments of Norway and Switzerland.
The second panel session will address the topic “Attracting quality investment and building resilience through RBC and international labour standards”, to discuss how RBC standards and instruments can help build sustainable and resilient global value chains and contribute to economic, environmental and social progress in Myanmar, particularly in the context of economic and social recovery following the COVID-19 crisis. This session is part of the European Union-funded Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme (RSCA), a partnership between the EU, the ILO, and the OECD.