Bangladesh-initiated resolution on ‘strengthening Member State’s capacities in developing productive, resilient and sustainable supply chains’, by UNIDO, has been adopted unanimously by the 20th General Conference of UNIDO in Vienna today. Heads of government, Ministers and high-level delegations from 172 member states of UNIDO are participating this week-long conference.
The global supply chain experienced a massive disruption due to the covid pandemic and the Ukraine war which affected producers, industries, and consumers across the world. This resolution would allow UNIDO to help countries and economies to promote supply chain resilience and thus prepare them for any such future situation. The resolution will also foster the necessary dialogue among relevant stakeholders and delivering concrete actions to ensure the sustainability, resilience, and productivity of global and regional supply chains, with a specific emphasis on supporting producer countries and suppliers.
This resolution will enable UNIDO in capacity building to ensure their fair participation in the supply chain, by equitable profit sharing among all the stakeholders which will contribute to secure fair price, skill and knowledge transfer, access to market and technology, and productivity to the participating firms from the developing countries.
The resolution on supply chain tabled by Bangladesh is the only resolution adopted by the General Conference this time. There were two other resolutions, a resolution on gender equality submitted by Mexico and Norway and another one on environmental sustainability and circular economy submitted by Armenia, which could not be adopted due to the acute differences in positions/views among the member states. Bangladesh delegation, with its unwavering efforts for last four weeks, succeeded to bring all the member states on board in adopting the resolution unanimously.