Lima Declaration December 2013
Lima Declaration, December 2013
First ISID Forum 23-24 June 2014
First ISID Forum, 23-24 June 2014
Second ISID Forum 4-5 November 2014
Second ISID Forum 4-5 November 2014
Third ISID Forum 14 July 2015
Third ISID Forum 14 July 2015
Fourth ISID Forum 30 November 2015
Fourth ISID Forum 30 November 2015
Fifth ISID Forum 14-15 November 2016
Fifth ISID Forum 14-15 November 2016
Sixth ISID Forum 27 November 2017
Sixth ISID Forum
Advanced session of the Seventh ISID Forum 27 November 2018
Advanced session of the Seventh ISID Forum
Seventh ISID Forum 3 November 2019
Seventh ISID Forum
Eighth ISID Forum 29 November 2021
Eighth ISID Forum

Eighth ISID Forum: Partnerships for Socio-Economic Recovery

Vienna, Austria (Vienna International Centre), 29 November 2021, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (CET)

UNIDO organizes regular forums on inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID). These forums bring together UNIDO Member States and partners to engage in a dialogue on various aspects of industrial development, exchange knowledge and best practices, and forge networks of collaboration for advancing ISID.

The Eighth ISID Forum featured an interactive discussion on “Partnerships for socio-economic recovery” in the context of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Forum took place on 29 November 2021 as part of the nineteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference. 

The recording of the forum in English is available here from 7:10:30. You can also watch it in other un languages.

The press release is available here.


The event featured opening remarks, a keynote speech, and one moderated high-level panel discussion (Davos-style).

Panel Discussion

Panellists discussed how multi-stakeholder approaches, such as the UNIDO Programme for Country Partnership (PCP), galvanize socio-economic recovery and contribute to countries’ efforts to build back better from COVID-19, in support of the UN Decade of Action.

The Forum brought together high-level government representatives from PCP countries to present their first-hand experiences and lessons learned, as well as partners from the UN development system, international and regional organizations, financial institutions, and other development actors to share their views.

Biographies of the Speakers


Key Questions Addressed:

  1. How can multi-stakeholder approaches that leverage the complementary resources and initiatives of various partners help countries recover from COVID-19 and reboot progress towards the realization of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals?

  2. How does the PCP support Member States in advancing socio-economic recovery through inclusive and sustainable industrialization?

  3. How can UNIDO’s expertise in digitalization, circular economy and structural transformation help countries to build back better?

More Information

For more information on the PCPs, click here.