Annual Report 2017
The Annual Report 2017 informs on another active year for the Organization.
The first review of SDG implementation by the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF), to which the Industrial Development Board contributed substantively, was important for UNIDO, as it included the in-depth review of SDG 9. In the first year following the General Assembly resolution on the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III), UNIDO, as the agency leading its implementation, organized well-attended high-level events in New York and Vienna. A joint communiqué reaffirmed the dedication of key partners to carry out joint programmes in this regard.
The Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) continued to serve as UNIDO’s partnership-based, high-impact solution to make inclusive and sustainable industrial development a reality, in Africa and beyond. At the end of 2017, the piloting phase of the PCP was expanded to two additional regions: Cambodia in the Asia and the Pacific region, and Kyrgyzstan in Europe and Central Asia.
UNIDO has always considered innovation as central to improving resource-efficient production and to increasing outputs and productivity. In 2017, UNIDO therefore continued to promote circular economy and green industry as two concepts that make production and consumption more sustainable. The fifth Vienna Energy Forum emphasized the interlinkages among the SDGs and between energy, development and climate, and produced an agreement on 10 key messages on the role of energy in implementing the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.
The Annual Report 2017 showcases UNIDO’s diverse portfolio of services to its Member States in line with the thematic priorities, as well as with a focus on regional perspectives, cross-cutting priorities and service functions. The annex reports quantitatively on SDG indicators and indicators of the integrated results and performance framework (IRPF). Our next Annual Report, covering 2018, will report on the newly approved medium-term programme framework 2018-2021.