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 Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (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 will feature an interactive discussion on “Partnerships for socio-economic recovery” in the context of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Forum will take place on 29 November 2021 as part of the nineteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference.


The event will feature keynote remarks and one moderated high-level panel discussion (Davos-style).

Panel Discussion

Panellists will discuss 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 will bring 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.

More information on speakers and panellists coming soon...

Key Questions to be Addressed:

  1. How can multi-stakeholder approaches that leverage the complementary resources and initiatives of various partners to 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?

Biographies of the Speakers

  • Opening remarks
  • Panellists
  • LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has had an extensive career as a senior economic and financial policymaker. As Vice-Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank for a decade, LI has long been involved in setting and harmonizing fiscal, monetary and industrial policies and in supporting sound economic growth in China. Throughout his career, he has advocated financial-sector reform and prompted major financial institutions to establish corporate governance, deal with toxic assets and strengthen risk management. LI prioritizes fiscal and financial measures to promote agricultural development and small and mediumsized enterprises, both of which represent cornerstones for creating economic opportunities, reducing poverty and promoting gender equality. He played a key role in China’s cooperation with multilateral development organizations, such as the World Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank.... Read More

  • Rania A. Al-Mashat is Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation since December 2019. Prior to this appointment, she was the first woman to serve as Egypt’s Minister of Tourism between January 2018 and December 2019. Previous positions included Advisor to the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Sub-Governor for Monetary Pol... Read More

    Balcázar Suárez is the Vice-Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Industry at the Ministry of Production of Peru. She has more than 20 years of experience in public and private investment project management, and over 10 years of experience in public administration. She served as Director of the Trade and Micro and Small Enterprise... Read More

    PIPER Robert

    Assistant Secretary-General for Development Coordination
    United Nations

    Robert Piper was appointed head of the United Nations (UN) Development Coordination Office by the UN Secretary-General in January 2019. He brings to the position nearly 30 years of experience in international development and peacebuilding in leadership positions within the United Nations. Most recently, Piper was Head of the Transition Team fo... Read More

    Information on other panellists coming soon...

More Information

For more information on the PCPs, click here.