Invest in Holland Awarded by United Nations for Excellence in Promoting Investment in Health

20 October 2021

The Invest in Holland network is recognized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for Excellence in Promoting Investment in Health. The presentation was made formally during the hybrid UNCTAD World Investment Forum on Tuesday, October 19th taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. Chair of Invest in Holland, Hilde van der Meer, remarked: “It’s an honor to represent the Netherlands as a leading healthcare ecosystem in the world. I wish to thank the United Nations for recognizing our work to showcase the Netherlands as Europe’s connected Life Sciences & Health metropolis.”

Global investment partnership and policymaking

The UNCTAD World Investment Forum, which brings together more than 5,000 stakeholders from 160 countries, is a global conference at the level of Heads of States and Governments, CEOs, ministers and heads of international organizations, facilitating dialogue and action on the world’s current and emerging investment and sustainable development challenges. The 7th World Investment Forum focuses on Investing in sustainable recovery addressing today’s key challenge facing the global investment-development community.

Outstanding Achievements

The UNCTAD Investment Promotion Awards are presented to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the world’s investment promotion agencies (IPAs). Its aim is to make both the investment community and the general public aware of exceptional contributions by investment promotion agencies to the realization and advancement of national development strategies. It also enables the dissemination of best practices and lessons learned in the promotion of foreign direct investment (FDI) for sustainable development.

Excellence in promoting investment in health

This edition of the UN Investment Promotion Awards acknowledges the work of IPAs in attracting investment in healthcare projects, with consideration of innovative and targeted approaches to investment promotion, outreach and engagement. The Netherlands was praised for online investment promotion activities out of 188 investment promotion agencies, based on the attractiveness and the depth and quality of information provided at the health sector level. Hilde van der Meer emphasizes: “As Invest in Holland, we continue to facilitate collaborations and discoveries because by working together in a collaborative ecosystem, we create better health outcomes not only for the Netherlands, or Europe, but for the whole world.”

Source: Invest in Holland