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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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2017 HLFP Thematic Review of SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable… Background Notes 26-Apr-2017
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.17/1996/30 - Corporations and Environment - Agenda for Action Meeting reports 19-Mar-1996
E/CN.17/1996/35 - Sustainable Industrial Development Meeting reports 22-Apr-1996
E/CN.17/2007/7 - Major groups priorities for action on energy for sustainable development, industrial… Meeting reports 15-Dec-2006
Industrial Development Board of UNIDO Other documents 13-Jun-2016
Industrial Development Other documents 27-Dec-2005
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.17/2007/3 - Policy options and possible actions to expedite implementation: industrial development Secretary-General Reports 20-Dec-2006
E/CN.17/1998/4 - Industry and Sustainable Development Secretary-General Reports 30-Jan-1998
E/CN.17/1998/4/Add.1 - Industry and Economic Development Secretary-General Reports 6-Feb-1998
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.17/2007/6 - Policy options and possible actions to expedite implementation: inter-linkages and cross-… Secretary-General Reports 20-Dec-2006
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
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Major Groups: Women, NGOs, Children & Youth, and other stakeholders Co-chairs' meetings with Major Groups 19-Jun-2014
Montenegro and Slovenia Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Cyprus, Singapore and United Arab Emirates Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Paraguay Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
China, Indonesia and Kazakhstan Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Canada, Israel and United States of America Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Friends of Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (FoISID) Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Peru and Mexico Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Bhutan, Thailand and Viet Nam Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Saudi Arabia Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Maldives Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Sweden Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Sri Lanka Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Denmark, Ireland and Norway Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Italy, Spain and Turkey Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Bulgaria and Croatia Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Iran Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Brazil and Nicaragua Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Poland and Romania Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
France, Germany and Switzerland Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Australia, The Netherlands and United Kingdom Debate on Economic growth, Industrialization, Infrastructure, Energy 2-Apr-2014
Major Groups: Women, NGOs and others Dialogue with Major Groups 6-May-2014
European Union Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Canada Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
WHO Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Major Group: Farmers Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Swaziland Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Indonesia Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Denmark Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Major Group: Workers & Trade Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Major Group: NGOs Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Uganda Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Japan Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
European Union Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
European Commission Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Major Group: Science & Technology Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Major Group: Business & Industry Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Jordan Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
France Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Australia Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Major Group: Workers & Trade Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Major Group: Children & Youth Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Morocco Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Norway Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Cuba Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Major Group: Farmers Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Pakistan Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Panama Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Dominican Republic Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Australia Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Major Group: NGOs Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
Venezuela Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
South Africa Energy & Industry 5-May-2006
France, Germany and Switzerland Energy Economic growth, employment and infrastructure 6-May-2014
Major Group: Women Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 3-May-2006
Indonesia Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 5-May-2006
India Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 9-May-2006
Switzerland Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 3-May-2006
Major Group: Business & Industry Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 5-May-2006
Major Group: Children & Youth Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 9-May-2006
Major Group: Workers & Trade Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 3-May-2006
Japan Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 5-May-2006
Japan Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 9-May-2006
Thailand Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 3-May-2006
Major Group: Children & Youth Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 5-May-2006
Indigenous Peoples Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 9-May-2006
Netherlands Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 5-May-2006
Kuwait Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 9-May-2006
United Kingdom Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 3-May-2006
Major Group: Indigenous Peoples Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 5-May-2006
Major Group: Workers & Trade Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 9-May-2006
Australia (Part 1) Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 3-May-2006
Norway Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 5-May-2006
Netherlands Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 9-May-2006
Major Group: Business & Industry Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 3-May-2006
Major Group: Science & Technology Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 5-May-2006
Australia (Part 2) Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 3-May-2006
Sri Lanka Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 5-May-2006
Senegal Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 9-May-2006
Major Group: NGOs Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 3-May-2006
Canada Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 5-May-2006
European Union Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 9-May-2006
Major Group: Women Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 5-May-2006
Japan Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 3-May-2006
United Kingdom Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 5-May-2006
South Africa Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 9-May-2006
Major Group: Science & Technology Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 3-May-2006
European Union Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 5-May-2006
France Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 9-May-2006
Senegal Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 3-May-2006
International Cooperation through a Strong Partnership between ICLEI and Strategies for… Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 5-May-2006
Sweden Energy, Climate Change, Industry and Atmosphere 5-May-2006
Bhutan, Thailand and Viet Nam 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
South Africa Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Bulgaria and Croatia 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
Montenegro and Slovenia 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
Korea Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Italy, Spain and Turkey 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
Canada, Israel and United States of America 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
Southern Africa Region Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 6-May-2014
India Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Iran Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Australia, The Netherlands and United Kingdom 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
Brazil and Nicaragua Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Nigeria Industry 27-Feb-2007
Major Group: Farmers Industry 3-May-2006
Republic of Korea Industry 1-May-2007
India Industry 27-Feb-2007
Japan Industry 3-May-2006
European Union Industry 1-May-2007
Major Group: Indigenous Peoples Industry 27-Feb-2007
Major Group: Workers & Trade Industry 1-May-2007
Norway Industry 27-Feb-2007
Major Group: NGOs Industry 3-May-2006
South Africa Industry 1-May-2007
Japan Industry 27-Feb-2007
Jordan Industry 3-May-2006
Group of 77 & China Industry 1-May-2007
Major Group: Science & Technology Industry 27-Feb-2007
Major Group: Children & Youth Industry 1-May-2007
Australia Industry 4-May-2006
Papua New Guinea Industry 27-Feb-2007
Switzerland Industry 1-May-2007
Jordan Industry 27-Feb-2007
Norway Industry 3-May-2006
Indonesia Industry 1-May-2007
Major Group: Women Industry 27-Feb-2007
Canada Industry 3-May-2006
Senegal Industry 27-Feb-2007
Major Group: Business & Industry Industry 1-May-2007
Kenya Industry 27-Feb-2007
South Africa Industry 3-May-2006
Japan Industry 1-May-2007
Major Group: Workers & Trade Industry 27-Feb-2007
Costa Rica Industry 27-Feb-2007
Dominican Republic Industry 3-May-2006
South Africa Industry 27-Feb-2007
Major Group: Farmers Industry 1-May-2007
Mauritius Industry 27-Feb-2007
Sweden Industry 3-May-2006
Jordan Industry 1-May-2007
Major Group: Children & Youth Industry 27-Feb-2007
Group of 77 & China Industry 27-Feb-2007
El Salvador Industry 3-May-2006
Australia Industry 1-May-2007
Venezuela Industry 27-Feb-2007
Major Group: Science & Technology Industry 1-May-2007
Netherlands Industry 27-Feb-2007
Major Group: Children & Youth Industry 3-May-2006
Norway Industry 1-May-2007
Iran Industry 27-Feb-2007
Indonesia Industry 3-May-2006
Egypt Industry 1-May-2007
Major Group: Business & Industry Industry 27-Feb-2007
Major Group: Women Industry 1-May-2007
United Kingdom Industry & Poverty 4-May-2006
Jordan Industry & Poverty 4-May-2006
Major Group: Business & Industry Industry & Poverty 4-May-2006
Indonesia Industry & Poverty 4-May-2006
Australia Industry & Poverty 4-May-2006
Major Group: Children & Youth Industry & Poverty 4-May-2006
Morocco Industry & Poverty 4-May-2006
Canada Industry & Poverty 4-May-2006
Major Group: NGOs Industry & Poverty 4-May-2006
Norway Industry & Poverty 4-May-2006
Dominican Republic Industry & Poverty 4-May-2006
Pakistan Industry & Poverty 4-May-2006
European Union Industry & Poverty 4-May-2006
South Africa Industry & Poverty 4-May-2006
France Industry & Poverty 4-May-2006

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.