30 November 2015
This General Conference takes place at a crucial moment for the world of international development. In September 2015, the international community adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The inclusion of Goal 9, “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”, will universalize UNIDO’s mandate of inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) and will anchor the Organization’s role squarely at the centre of the 2030 agenda.
The General Conference is organized under the overarching theme “Sustainable industrialization for shared prosperity” and foresees a keynote speech by Nobel-prize winner Joseph Stiglitz.
The General Conference also incorporates the fourth ISID forum which aims to address how UNIDO can contribute to advancing industry, infrastructure, and innovation in the context of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9.
It will highlight the achievements of UNIDO’s new Programme for Country Partnership (PCP), which is being piloted in Ethiopia and Senegal, and is expected to be extended to a number of other countries in Asia and Latin America.
The first day of the high-level panel discussion will focus on the potential of multi-stakeholder partnerships for creating linkages and synergies between infrastructure investment, industrial development and investment in innovation. Kabat will contribute his expertise in applied systems analysis and its relevance for linking innovation to infrastructure and industrial development, which is central to the implementation of SDG 9. Nakicenovic will participate in a panel discussion on Sustainable Industrialization for Climate Action.
UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. It aspires to reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable industrial development. All countries should have the opportunity to grow a flourishing productive sector, to increase their participation in international trade and to safeguard their environment.
Inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) means that:
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IIASA at the UN SDG Summit
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