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.