A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 179 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Achieving the industry-related goals and targets

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the international community on 25 September 2015, the new development framework that seeks to transform our world and will guide all global, regional and national development endeavours for the next 15 years. UNIDO’s vision to address today’s economic, social and environmental challenges is enshrined in the Lima Declaration, which was adopted by UNIDO Member States in December 2013. On this basis, the Organization pursues Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) to harness industry’s full potential to contribute to lasting prosperity for all. Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) means that every country achieves a higher level of industrialization in their economies and benefits from the globalization of markets for industrial goods and services; broader economic and social growth is supported within an environmentally sustainable framework; the unique knowledge and resources of all relevant development actors are combined to maximize the development impact of ISID.

Through Goal 9, the Member States of the United Nations call upon the international community to «build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation». ISID can therefore serve as a primary engine not only of job creation and economic growth but also of technology transfer, investment flows and skills development, as also acknowledged in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development held in July 2015. In line with the renewed mandates given to both UNIDO and the United Nations development system, the Organization’s programmatic approach is guided by three interrelated thematic priorities, each of which represents different aspects of ISID: creating shared prosperity, advancing economic competitiveness, safeguarding the environment.

Guided by these priorities, in this report UNIDO details its specific targets and tasks related to achieving each of the SDGs. For example, as part of working towards Goal 1 (End poverty in all its forms everywhere), by 2030, UNIDO aims to eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day; reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions; etc. To attain Goal 4 (Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all), by 2030, UNIDO intends to ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes; ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university; etc.

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