Mission: Towards inclusive and sustainable industrial development

According to the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the General Conference, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) aims to eradicate poverty through inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID). UNIDO is convinced that ISID will be a key driver for the successful integration of the economic, social and environmental dimensions, required to fully realize sustainable development for the benefit of our future generations. 

Inclusive and sustainable industrial development means that:

- Every country achieves a higher level of industrialization in their economies, and benefits from the globalization of markets for industrial goods and services.

- No one is left behind in benefiting from industrial growth, and prosperity is shared among women and men in all countries.

- Broader economic and social growth is supported within an environmentally sustainable framework.

- Unique knowledge and resources are combined of all relevant development actors to maximize the development impact of ISID.

ISID is also included in the UN's proposed Sustainable Development Goals - Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

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Find out more about the Sustainable Development Goals.