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1st annual BRIDGE for Cities Event

17 to 21 October 2016
Vienna International Centre
UNIDO Headquarters
Vienna, Austria

General Information

From 17 to 21 October 2016, UNIDO hosted the 1st annual “BRIDGE for Cities” event in Vienna, Austria. The event was co-organized by the Finance-Center for South-South Cooperation and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. The event focused on promoting inclusive and sustainable city dialogue for the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With an emphasis on cities, this event featured participation from representatives of different city governments, the private sector, development agencies and academia.

Mr. LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO and Mr. CAI E-Sheng, Chairman of FC-SSC signed the joint declaration on the occasion of 1st "BRIDGE for Cities" event.

More than 450 participants attended the 1st "BRIDGE for Cities" event, with approximately 50 cities from 25 countries represented.


UNIDO is pleased to announce the launch of the “One-Belt-One-Road Inclusive and Sustainable City Service Network” which is open for signature to all representatives from cities, chambers of commerce and academic institutions. This network aims to provide the following services to the signatories of the focal point agreement:

  • To help technical cooperation projects meet the demands and challenges of urban-industrial development;
  • To facilitate city-level and sector-specific matchmaking;
  • To advance capacity-building and trade and investment promotion;
  • To share southern solutions for integrated urban-industrial development;
  • To promote urban-industrial innovation through knowledge transfer; and
  • To encourage dialogue for city-to-city, city-to-business and business-to-business cooperation.

The “One-Belt-One-Road Inclusive and Sustainable City Service Network” is a mutually beneficial service open to all signatories on a voluntary basis. Please note that this agreement is non-binding in nature and that all services can be availed without any financial obligation to either party. Those interested are invited to sign the attached focal point agreement.

Please sign and send the agreement to the following email address: Mr. Weixi GONG, Senior Coordinator for South-South and Triangular Industrial Cooperation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

Event Documents

OBOR Highlights (English) (17.54 MB) Download
Agenda (English)(763.59 KB) Download
Agenda (Chinese) (1.4 MB) Download
Aide Memoire (English) (1.36 MB) Download
Aide Memoire (Chinese) (1.74 MB) Download
Biographies (English) (3.15 MB) Download
Backgroud Paper (English) (1 MB) Download
Issue Paper (English) (1.44 MB) Download
Issue Paper (Chinese) (2.32 MB) Download
Poster Event Activities (English) (673.56 KB) Download
Poster (English) (531 KB) Download
Poster (Chinese) (937.25 KB) Download
Poster (Arabic) (303.75 KB) Download
Poster (Russian) (305.79 KB) Download
Focal Point Agreement (English) (300.29 KB) Download
Matchmaking Leaflet (690.29 KB) Download

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For more information on the “BRIDGE for Cities” event, please feel free to contact us.
Email: bri@unido.org


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