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Speeches of the Director General in 2009

The Director-General's speech at the opening of the Least Developed Countries Ministerial Conference, Vienna, 3-4 December, 2009.

The Director-General speech at the Global Renewable Energy Forum, Leon, Mexico, 7-9 October, 2009.

The Director-General speech at the Green Industry Conference in Manila, Philippines, 9-11 September, 2009

We need a fundamental change in how we produce, consume and exchange goods.  This is how we green our economies, our growth strategies, our industries, our transportation systems, our buildings and our homes. In the process, we will create new green jobs and businesses, stimulate green investments, and encourage green innovations.  This is what UNIDO, UNEP, ESCAP and ILO are trying to achieve with their various green initiatives...
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Speech at the Graduation of the class 2008-2009 Marymount International School, 30 MAY 2009

To you our graduates, you have to enjoy this moment and this great day as you march on to become adults; dream great dreams about life in the universities you will be attending in a few months... more

Speech of the Director-General at the Oslo Summit on Peace through Trade, May 2009

Opening Statement at the 36th Session of the Industrial Development Board, June 2009

Fifteen or twenty years ago, the lot of the development economist was quite astraightforward one... more

Speech of the Director-General at the Vienna Energy Conference, June 2009

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this important global conference,which is being co-hosted by UNIDO together with the Government of Austria and theInternational Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in this wonderful setting of theHofburg Palace in Vienna... more

Remarks of the Director-General at the 25X'25 Summit 2009

Speech at the African Union Summit, February 2009

I wish to express my deep gratitude to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Mr. Jean Ping, for inviting me to the 12th AU Summit ...