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Speeches of the Director General in 2011

Kandeh K. Yumkella speaks at the Energy for All conference in Oslo, October 2011

"Do not go where the path leads. Go where there is no path and leave a trail."

Kandeh K. Yumkella speaks at the 39th session of the Industrial Development Board

"I am pleased to extend to you all a warm welcome as we begin the thirty-ninth session of the Industrial Development Board."

Kandeh Yumkella's opening speech at the Vienna Energy Forum, June 2011

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the second session of this important global forum, which is being co-hosted by UNIDO together with the Government of Austria and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and supported by many other organizations in this wonderful setting of the Hofburg Palace..."

Message from Kandeh Yumkella at the Inauguration of Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professorship of Business and Development, Oxford University, 3 June 2011

"As a true development scholar, Sanjaya had great influence on me and UNIDO. Our thematic Industrial Development Reports up until 2005 benefitted considerably from his contributions. Key UNIDO research and technical cooperation projects were based on his knowledgeable advice. He was a guide, mentor, colleague and an exceptional friend for many of us.".

Statement by Director General Yumkella at the Fourth Nevsky International Ecological Congress in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation 17 May 2011

"As the specialized agency for industrial development, UNIDO is particularly concerned with how industrial development contributes, or as the case might be, impedes progress towards Sustainable Consumption and Production".

Statement by Director General Yumkella at the International Women’s Day 2011, 8 March 2011 in Vienna

This year marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and the United Nations has chosen to focus on the very important theme of, “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women”.