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l Broader economic and social growth is supported interrelated thematic priorities, each of which represents within an environmentally sustainable framework. different aspects of ISID: l The unique knowledge and resources of all relevant Creating shared prosperity: Advancing poverty development actors are combined to maximize the eradication and inclusiveness, building productive development impact of ISID. capacities in an inclusive manner, and providing The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute increased opportunities for all women and men as well as the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development across social groups, also through partnerships with all adopted by the international community on 25 relevant stakeholders involved in the industrialization September 2015, the new development framework that process; seeks to transform our world and will guide all global, Advancing economic competitiveness: Advancing regional and national development endeavours for the rapid economic and industrial growth, fostering next 15 years. These Goals, and their associated targets, entrepreneurship, building trade capacities in industries, frame the 2030 Agenda with the vision and ambition to and ensuring that all countries can benefit from both achieve a balance among the three dimensions of international trade and technological progress, also sustainable development – environmental, social and through the application of modern industrial policies economic – and integrate them into a universal and and compliance with global standards and norms; visionary framework for global cooperation and action. Safeguarding the environment: Advancing This integrated approach intrinsically recognizes the environmentally sustainable growth, building interrelated nature of all goals and institutional capacities for greening targets, their trade-offs and synergies. industries through cleaner “Through Goal 9, the UNIDO’s goal of achieving ISID is production technologies and Member States of the explicitly recognized and anchored resource efficiency methodologies, within the internationally agreed 2030 creating green industries, including United Nations call upon Agenda. in fields of waste management and the international Through Goal 9, the Member States recycling, supporting energy community to “build of the United Nations call upon the transitions, and implementing the resilient infrastructure, international community to “build various multilateral environmental promote inclusive and resilient infrastructure, promote agreements. sustainable industrialization inclusive and sustainable Strategic partnerships and industrialization and foster international industrial cooperation and foster innovation”. innovation”. ISID can therefore serve as have proven to be innovative and ISID can therefore serve a primary engine not only of job impact-maximizing approaches to as a primary engine not creation and economic growth but also address the multidimensional only of job creation and of technology transfer, investment context of economic deprivation, economic growth but also social inequality, and flows and skills development, as also of technology transfer, acknowledged in the Addis Ababa environmental degradation. Hence, Action Agenda of the Third any response to achieve poverty investment flows and International Conference on Financing eradication and sustainable skills development.” for Development held in July 2015. development – the overarching goal In addition to Goal 9, all other SDGs of the new development agenda – incorporate some industry-related aspects and targets. As will need to consider these approaches if it is to be a core driver of the global development agenda to successful. UNIDO strives to link its ISID priorities with eradicate poverty and advance sustainable development, all the 17 SDGs, in order to ensure that, the Organization’s ISID therefore makes a critical contribution towards programmes, projects and initiatives have positive addressing the economic, social and environmental synergetic effects in supporting the achievement of all the dimensions of development in a systemic and holistic objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable manner. Development. UNIDO’s extensive and widely recognized knowledge UNIDO’s contribution to the 2030 Agenda will be most and expertise in supporting countries in their sustainable visibly recognized in the progress nations will make on industrialization efforts make the Organization a SDG-9. However, according to UNIDO’s analysis, the reference institution for the implementation all these multiplier effect of industrialization on all other areas of industry-related aspects in the SGs, as well as the followdevelopment will further reinforce UNIDO’s up and review of progress towards the related contribution to the achievement of the development achievements. goals in their entirety. Directly through its contribution In line with the renewed mandates given to both to Goal 9, or indirectly through programmatic or UNIDO and the United Nations development system, the thematic involvement in other SDGs, UNIDO supports Organization’s programmatic approach is guided by three the achievement of the agenda at large.

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