Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

03 November 2019

Secretary-General's video message to the 18th General Conference of the UN Industrial Development Organization, 3-7 November

I am pleased to greet the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
UNIDO plays an important role in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
I commend your focus on harnessing the potential of new technologies.
Through your partnerships with governments and the private sector, you can help drive job creation, technology transfer and investments.  
Your work also helps to combat the climate crisis, by facilitating the transition to circular economies, low-carbon growth, the greening of infrastructure and the reduction of industrial emissions.
I wish you fruitful discussions and thank you for your commitment to inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
Thank you.