Promoting multilateral solutions and working with the UN are fundamental principles of the EU. The EU and UNIDO share the vision that only through a multilateral approach can the goal of strong, inclusive, sustainable and resilient economic and industrial growth be achieved. This common vision translates into a close cooperation between the EU and UNIDO in over 100 countries. The EU and its Member States are the largestcontributors to the organisation, implementing projects focused on job creation, poverty reduction, resource efficiency, clean energy and reduction of emissions. UNIDO is already an important partner for the EU and its MS and we look forward to an even stronger collaboration to bring this relationship to its full potential.