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June-July-August 2017: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

 

Goal 9 imageOver the summer, we will focus our attention on SDG #9. Goal 9 encompasses three important aspects of sustainable development: infrastructure, industrialization and innovation. 

Infrastructure provides the basic physical systems and structures essential to the operation of a society or enterprise.

Industrialization drives economic growth, creates job opportunities and thereby reduces income poverty.

Innovation advances the technological capabilities of industrial sectors and prompts the development of new skills.
(Learn more at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg9.

Video: SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure - Ted Talks

Introduction to UNIDO - Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development

Experience shows that environmentally sound production methods in industry can significantly reduce environmental degradation. We have the capabilities for cleaner industrial production today: green industries can deliver environmental goods and services. 

Since the first United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 - known as the Earth Summit, it was recognized that achieving sustainable development would require the active participation of all sectors of society and all types of people. Agenda 21, adopted at the Earth Summit, drew upon this sentiment and formalized nine sectors of society as the main channels through which broad participation would be facilitated in UN activities related to sustainable development. These are officially called "Major Groups" and include the following sectors:Since the first United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 - known as the Earth Summit, it was recognized that achieving sustainable development would require the active participation of all sectors of society and all types of people. Agenda 21, adopted at the Earth Summit, drew upon this sentiment and formalized nine sectors of society as the main channels through which broad participation would be facilitated in UN activities related to sustainable development. These are officially called "Major Groups" and include the following sectors:

  • Women
  • Children and Youth
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Local Authorities
  • Workers and Trade Unions
  • Business and Industry
  • Scientific and Technological Community
  • Farmers

Learn more about these major groups here.

Download the Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development.pdf