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Titled “Industry 2030 – Innovate. Connect. Transform our Future.”, the 18th Session of UNIDO’s General Conference took place from 3 to 7 November 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) is UNIDO’s innovative vision on how to promote and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 9 on Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, as well as the other 16 SDGs, in order to attain the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In addition to its policy making function, the General Conference highlighted successful partnerships and technical cooperation achievements, also through an interactive exhibition that focused on today’s most relevant topics for UNIDO Member States, including Gender, Circular Economy, Youth and Entrepreneurship, Industry 4.0, Industrial Parks, and Sustainable Energy. Seven different thematic hubs with innovative formats were featured that will offer a full-immersion experience to all participants.

For this special occasion, hundreds of participants gathered from all over the globe – including Heads of State, ministers and high-level government officials, senior representatives from UN organizations, prominent leaders from the private sector, civil society and academia.

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  • UNIDO and Morocco’s MASEN to strengthen cooperation to deploy renewable energy technologies
    UNIDO and Morocco’s MASEN to strengthen cooperation to deploy renewable energy technologies

    ABU DHABI, 5 November 2019 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy of the Kingdom of Morocco (MASEN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and implement projects deploying advanced renewable energy technologies i

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  • UNIDO’s General Conference closes with clear indications on path towards achieving SDGs
    UNIDO’s General Conference closes with clear indications on path towards achieving SDGs

    ABU DHABI, 7 November 2019 – The 18th session of the UNIDO General Conference concluded today, providing the Organization clear indications under the new Abu Dhabi Declaration, to accelerate ISID for the realization of the 2030 Agenda.

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  • Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at UNIDO’s General Conference
    Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at UNIDO’s General Conference

    ABU DHABI, 5 November 2019 – The Abu Dhabi Declaration was adopted today, on the third day of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) General Conference, marking an important milestone for the Organization.

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  • UNIDO industrial development report presents fresh evidence on the future of industrialization in the context of a technological paradigm shift
    UNIDO industrial development report presents fresh evidence on the future of industrialization in the context of a technological paradigm shift

    ABU DHABI, 5 November 2019 - UNIDO launched its 2020 Industrial Development Report (IDR) on Industrializing in the digital age at an event held on the sidelines of the eighteenth Session of the UNIDO General Conference.

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  • CLEANTECH: A Catalyst for Climate Action
    CLEANTECH: A Catalyst for Climate Action

    ABU DHABI, 5 November 2019 – On the third day of the 18th Session of its General Conference, UNIDO organized an event on innovative Cleantech solutions, supported by UNIDO and its partners, which showcased their high potential to address environmental challenges, especially as a catalyst for Climate Action and the Clean Energy Transition.

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  • Innovation and connectivity required for a smooth transition to Industry 4.0
    Innovation and connectivity required for a smooth transition to Industry 4.0

    ABU DHABI, 5 November 2019 – On the sidelines of the 18th Session of its General Conference, UNIDO organized an event on ‘Fostering Innovation and Connectivity for a Smooth Transformation to Industry 4.0’.

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  • Digitally unlocking SMEs’ potentials: The SDG Impact Investment Platform featured in the Circular Economy event at GC18
    Digitally unlocking SMEs’ potentials: The SDG Impact Investment Platform featured in the Circular Economy event at GC18

    Abu Dhabi, 4 November 2019 – On the second day of the 18th Session of its General Conference, UNIDO organized a Circular Economy event, supported by the Government of Italy, which immersed the attendees in a real-life investment pitch session.

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  • UNIDO's Industrial Analytics Platform to harness power of data for evidence-based policies
    UNIDO's Industrial Analytics Platform to harness power of data for evidence-based policies

    ABU DHABI, 4 November 2019 – On the sidelines of the 18th Session of its General Conference, UNIDO officially launched the new Industrial Analytics Platform (IAP), an innovative tool featuring, in an accessible format, data on select indicators of industrial development and relevant research by leading experts.

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  • UNIDO’s 18th General Conference opens in Abu Dhabi
    UNIDO’s 18th General Conference opens in Abu Dhabi

    ABU DHABI, 3 November 2019 – The 18th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) opened today in Abu Dhabi under the theme “Industry 2030 – Innovate. Connect. Transform our Future.”

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  • Partnerships for advancing industry and the 2030 Agenda, focus of UNIDO’s Seventh ISID Forum
    Partnerships for advancing industry and the 2030 Agenda, focus of UNIDO’s Seventh ISID Forum

    ABU DHABI, 3 November 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today held its Seventh Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) Forum as part of the Organization’s 18th General Conference.

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  • Appointment of Elisabetta Lattanzio Illy as UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador focusing on creative industries and food safety
    Appointment of Elisabetta Lattanzio Illy as UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador focusing on creative industries and food safety

    ABU DHABI, 3 November 2019 – On the sidelines of the 18th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), an official ceremony on the appointment of Ms. Elisabetta Illy as International UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador took place.

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  • UNIDO to implement GEF-funded project to improve regulatory mechanisms for sustainable industrial zones in Peru
    UNIDO to implement GEF-funded project to improve regulatory mechanisms for sustainable industrial zones in Peru

    ABU DHABI, 3 November 2019 – LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, and Rocío Ingred Barrios Alvarado, Minister of Production of the Republic of Peru, today signed the Implementation Agreement of the “Sustainable Industrial Zone (SIZ) Development in Peru” project funded by the GEF.

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  • The Government of Côte d'Ivoire is committed to mobilizing its own financial resources to support the programming of its PCP
    The Government of Côte d'Ivoire is committed to mobilizing its own financial resources to support the programming of its PCP

    ABU DHABI, 3 November 2019 - LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Souleymane Diarrassouba, Minister of Trade and Industry of Côte d'Ivoire, exchanged letters on the commitment of the country to mobilize a financial contribution of € 120,000 to support the programming phase of the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for Côte d'Ivoire.

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  • UNIDO signed a Joint Declaration with Huawei to strengthen partnership
    UNIDO signed a Joint Declaration with Huawei to strengthen partnership

    ABU DHABI, 3 November 2019 – LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and XUE Man, Vice President of Huawei Technologies signed a Joint Declaration to strengthen partnership between UNIDO and Huawei.

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  • UNIDO and Vanuatu to strengthen partnership on innovative financing
    UNIDO and Vanuatu to strengthen partnership on innovative financing

    ABU DHABI, 2 November 2019 – During the 8th Least Developed Countries’ Ministerial Conference organized together with the 18th Session of the UNIDO General Conference, LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Jotham Napat Nauka, the De

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Please find all pictures from the 18th General Conference on UNIDO's official Flickr account.

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