Supply chains represent over 80% of global trade, and engage over one in five workers, according to Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat.
The minister said that, looking at global supply chains through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlighted the significant role of global supply chains in achieving the goals.
These chains can specifically help achieve Goal 8 for decent work through job creation and trade support for developing countries. They can also put in place Goal 9 for industry and innovation through an increase in the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises to markets, and enhancing the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries. At the same time, they are helpful for Goal 17, regarding partnerships for the goals through improving cooperation and increasing the exports of developing countries.