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(Annual Report in: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish)

(Appendices in: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish)

The year 2016 was highly significant for UNIDO. It marked the Organization’s fiftieth anniversary, offering an opportunity to both reflect on its history and celebrate its accomplishments in supporting industrial development around the world. It was also an occasion to look at ways to further contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Increased responsibility was placed on the Organization over the year: the UN General Assembly entrusted UNIDO with the lead role to implement the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (2016–2025), while the G20 requested the Organization to support the group on issues related to industrialization in Africa and least developed countries.

The Annual Report 2016 showcases UNIDO’s achievements in delivering a diverse portfolio of services to its Member States. It also highlights some of the improvements made to its internal management processes and structures, such as a new reporting mechanism to highlight the results achieved in meeting its mandate in line with the 2030 Agenda.