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15th UNIDO General Conference

Lima, Peru, 2-6 December 2013

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GENERAL CONFERENCE, 15TH SESSION

Lima, Peru, 2 - 6 December 2013

The General Conference of UNIDO adopted a new Lima Declaration that charted the Organization's development priorities for the coming years, placing special emphasis on inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

"While integrating in a balanced way all three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental – we believe that the effective measures towards inclusive and sustainable industrial development should encompass enhancing productive capacities in a way that supports the structural transformation of the economy; encourages economic growth and the creation of decent jobs; enhances productivity and development, transfer and absorption of technology on mutually agreed terms; and supports related research and development."

Lima Declaration: Towards inclusive and sustainable industrial development, Lima, Peru, 2 - 6 December 2013

The declaration stresses the relevance of inclusive and sustainable industrial development as the basis for sustained economic growth and, while respecting the processes established by the UN General Assembly, encourages appropriate consideration of the issue in the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda.

Participation in the General Conference

The UNIDO General Conference was attended by high-level delegations from Member States including Heads of State, Heads of Government, Ministers, as well as other high-level government officials from around the world, including senior representatives of other United Nations organisations, and prominent leaders from the private sector, civil society, and from academia.

The Lima Declaration will create the foundation for the coming decades of UNIDO's important work as the central agency in the United Nations for all matters related to industrialization

Industry is at the core of any development path. In order to eradicate poverty and to achieve higher levels of prosperity for all peoples, we will need to accelerate economic growth, driven by industrial development in all our countries. We need to do more to advance the industrialization of all countries, so they can create decent jobs and opportunities for all of their people. The entire world wants, and needs, to grow its industries

Nearly 40 years ago, Lima hosted a UNIDO General Conference which passed a milestone document – the Lima Declaration on Industrial Development and Cooperation. I am honoured that today, Peru is once again receiving high-ranking representatives of all UNIDO Member States, and once again a historic document is being adopted

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