UNIDO organises regular forums on Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID). These forums bring together UNIDO Member States and selected partners to engage in a dialogue on various aspects of industrial development, to exchange knowledge, to forge partnerships, and to shape strategies for advancing ISID. The first such Forum was held in 2014. So far, six ISID Forums have been organised by UNIDO. In November 2018, an advanced session of the Seventh ISID Forum entitled “Insights from PCP countries” was held in Vienna, on the sidelines of the forty-sixth session of the UNIDO Industrial Development Board, as a prelude to this year’s event.
The Seventh ISID Forum will feature an interactive discussion on “Partnerships for Industry 2030”. It will take place on 3 November 2019 as part of the eighteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference, being held under the overarching theme of “Industry 2030 – Innovate. Connect. Transform our Future”.
The event will bring together high-level representatives of governments, international and regional organizations supporting Africa’s industrialization, financial institutions, the business sector, UN entities, and other development partners to share their experience and views.