Now open: you are welcome to submit your nominations by 31 May 2023

The Ceremony of ISAR Honours 2023 will be held within the framework of the World Investment Forum, a major international event that facilitates a multi-stakeholder collective action to stimulate investment in development. The Forum offers a unique opportunity to influence investment-related policymaking, shape the global investment environment, and to network with global leaders in business and politics. By participating in the Ceremony of ISAR Honours 2023 , honourees will have a unique opportunity to demonstrate their achievements at the international platform that will help to increase their visibility and recognition, as well as provide them with access to the potential investors, partners, and collaborators.

As its previous editions since 2018, “ISAR Honours” 2023 aims to raise awareness and facilitate dissemination of national and international best practices on sustainability and SDG reporting. It supports public and private sector efforts to enhance the quality and comparability of companies reporting on their contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its usefulness for monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It recognizes policy, institutional and capacity-building initiatives, publicly available at the national or international level, that encourage and assist enterprises to publish data on their contribution to SDG implementation, and that assist Governments in collecting such data for SDG monitoring needs.

Deadline for applications: May 31st 2023, 11.59PM UTC+1

Since its launch in 2018, more than 200 initiatives were nominated by organizations from over 60 countries around the world, from 6 different geographical regions.

For more details, please refer to the Review Process, as well as past ISAR Honours results (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018).

UNCTAD announced recipients of the ISAR Honours 2022 during the 39th ISAR session that was held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 2 November 2022,. In 2022, ISAR Honours received 65 applications from 28 different countries in the national category, including 19 applications from Africa, 7 from Asia, and 8 from Latin America. The number of applications from developing countries has increased significantly. In the international category, ISAR Honours accepted 20 diversified initiatives that include trainings, institutional developments, awards programs, cooperation between existing initiatives as well as harmonization of practices, and alignments of reporting requirements and tools. Nominations were submitted by private and public organizations of all sizes, maintaining a balanced representation of developed, developing, and countries with economies in transition. For more details, please refer to the ISAR Honours 2022 Brochure.