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Inclusive and sustainable industrial development has been incorporated, together with resilient infrastructure and innovation, as Sustainable Development Goal 9 in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Both the 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda focus on the relevance of inclusive and sustainable industrial development as the basis for sustainable economic growth.

In its Paragraph 11, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda commits to “identify actions and address critical gaps relevant” to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals “with an aim to harness their considerable synergies, so that the implementation of one will contribute to the progress of others”. The Agenda has therefore identified a range of cross –cutting areas that build on these synergies.

Among these cross-cutting areas, paragraphs 15 and 16 of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda respectively focus on “promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization” and on “generating full and productive employment and decent work for all and promoting micro, small and medium-size enterprises.

Prior to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the relevance of inclusive and sustainable industrial development as the basis for sustainable economic growth was also addressed by the Lima Declaration: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development, adopted in December 2013.

Paragraph 2 of the Lima Declaration reads: “industrialization is a driver of development. Industry increases productivity, job creation and generates income, thereby contributing to poverty eradication and addressing other development goals, as well as providing opportunities for social inclusion, including gender equality, empowering women and girls and creating decent employment for the youth. As industry develops, it drives an increase of value addition and enhances the application of science, technology and innovation, therefore encouraging greater investment in skills and education, and thus providing the resources to meet broader, inclusive and sustainable development objectives.”

The mutually reinforcing relationship between social and industrial development and the potential of industrialization to promote, directly and indirectly, a variety of social objectives such as employment creation, poverty eradication, gender equality, labour standards, and greater access to education and health care was also identified in Chapter II of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation.

Agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development provide the fundamental framework for policy discussion and action on matters related to industry and sustainable development. Although the role of business and industry, as a major group, is specifically addressed in chapter 30, issues related to industry and economic development, consumption and production patterns, social development and environmental protection cut across the entirety of Agenda 21, including its section 4, Means of implementation.

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Title Type Date
2017 HLFP Thematic Review of SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable… Background Notes 26-Apr-2017
Industrial Development Board of UNIDO Other documents 13-Jun-2016
A/RES/69/313- Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (Addis… Resolutions and decisions 15-Jul-2015
A/69/472- Eradication of poverty and other development issues: industrial development cooperation Resolutions and decisions 19-Dec-2014
E/CN.5/2015/3 - Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world Secretary-General Reports 25-Nov-2014
TST Issues Brief: Sustained and Inclusive Economic Growth, Infrastructure Development, and… Technical Support Team (TST) Issues Briefs 17-Oct-2013
Background Paper No. 1 - Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development: work in progress, opportunities, and… Background papers/Special studies 30-Apr-2007
E/CN.17/2007/3 - Policy options and possible actions to expedite implementation: industrial development Secretary-General Reports 20-Dec-2006
E/CN.17/2007/6 - Policy options and possible actions to expedite implementation: inter-linkages and cross-… Secretary-General Reports 20-Dec-2006
E/CN.17/2007/7 - Major groups priorities for action on energy for sustainable development, industrial… Meeting reports 15-Dec-2006
Industrial Development Other documents 27-Dec-2005
E/CN.17/1998/4/Add.2 - Industry and Social Development Secretary-General Reports 6-Feb-1998
E/CN.17/1998/4/Add.3 - Industry and Environmental Protection Secretary-General Reports 6-Feb-1998
E/CN.17/1998/4/Add.1 - Industry and Economic Development Secretary-General Reports 6-Feb-1998
E/CN.17/1998/4 - Industry and Sustainable Development Secretary-General Reports 30-Jan-1998
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Title Category Date Sort ascending
Major Groups: Women, NGOs, Children & Youth, and other stakeholders Co-chairs' meetings with Major Groups 19-Jun-2014
Italy, Spain and Turkey Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Denmark, Ireland and Norway Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Group of 77 and China Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
China, Indonesia and Kazakhstan Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Montenegro and Slovenia Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Canada, Israel and United States of America Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Brazil and Nicaragua Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Ethiopia Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Bhutan, Thailand and Viet Nam Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Southern Africa Region Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Cyprus, Singapore and United Arab Emirates Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Korea Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
India Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014

Milestones

  • January 2015 AAAA (Para 15-16)
    The Addis Ababa Action Agenda has identified a range of cross –cutting areas able to build on synergies and identify actions to address critical gaps relevant to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. Among these areas, the promotion of inclusive and sustainable industrialization, the generation of full and productive employment and decent work for all as well as the promotion of micro, small and medium-size enterprises are the cross-cutting areas related to sustainable industrial development.
  • January 2015 SDG 9
    Sustainable Development Goal 9 incorporates inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation with resilient infrastructure and innovation. Agenda 2030 and SDG 9, in particular, focus on the relevance of inclusive and sustainable industrial development as the basis for sustainable economic growth.
  • January 2013 Lima Declaration
    The Lima Declaration acknowledges the importance of industrialization as a driver of development. Industry increases productivity, job creation and generates income, thereby contributing to poverty eradication and addressing other development goals, as well as providing opportunities for social inclusion, including gender equality, empowering women and girls and creating decent employment for the youth.
  • Among the major groups to be involved in the promotion of sustainable development, paragraph 43 includes business and industry. Industries as well as other major groups and stakeholders are identified as actors contributing to decision-making, planning and implementation of policies and programmes for sustainable development at all levels. Paragraph 46 reiterates the need to actively engage both the public and private sectors as well as to promote the active participation of the private sector to ensure implementation of sustainable development.
  • January 2002 JPOI (Chap.2)
    Chapter 2 of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation identifies the mutually reinforcing relationship between social and industrial development and the potential of industrialization to promote social objectives.
  • January 1992 Agenda 21 (Chap. 30)
    Agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development provide the fundamental framework for policy discussion and action on matters related to industry and sustainable development. Although the role of business and industry, as a major group, is specifically addressed in chapter 30, issues related to industry and economic development, consumption and production patterns, social development and environmental protection cut across the entirety of Agenda 21, including its section 4, Means of implementation.