Emerging industrial technologies are shaping the future of global economic development, transforming current business models, combining the physical, digital and biological worlds under the New Industrial Revolution.
However, important questions remain about further implications for existing industries, value chains, business models, and workforces, and about the type of actions governments and business leaders need to take to ensure the long-term success of advanced manufacturing.
“UNIDO assists countries – in particular developing countries – in achieving equitable economic growth without harmful effects to the environment,” says LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
“We have demonstrated that the creation of industries and increase in employment can go hand-in-hand with the reduction of resource use and pollution. By taking full advantage of such cross-cutting issues as industrial parks; sustainable cities; the circular economy; Industry 4.0; as well as the bio-economy, we can effectively support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”