Beatriz Veiga

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Committee: Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Country: Portugal

Delegate: Beatriz Veiga, Maputo International School

Topic: National Sovereignty and Foreign Direct Investment in Africa

Ever since it was established for the first time in 1945, The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has been one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and Portugal is very proud to be a part of it and work with other member countries of this council to help with the coordination of the economic, social, humanitarian and cultural activities that are carried out by the United Nations.

Portugal has been involved with African countries for many years and until today believes that foreign investment has been a key component to helping African countries grow. The Portuguese government believes that it is in both parties best interest to invest in African countries-taking into consideration that the economic growth of most African countries can be linked to the foreign investments that were made to said country.

Still today, Portugal invests in African countries and has multinational companies t...