Welcome Message by the Chief of the Europe and NIS Programme
The transition economies in the Europe and NIS region require industrial modernization to realize their national development objectives of structural transformation through economic diversification. The current context of environmental, social and economic challenges also highlights the need for the region to move towards a new industrial growth model that is resource and energy efficient, low-carbon, low-waste, low-polluting and safe, while at the same time improving economic diversification, productivity, creating jobs and producing wealth across their societies. To meet these sustainable development objectives, every effort is made to design and develop programmes, projects and global forum activities that fit specific needs of the countries in the region and are in line with UNIDO’s thematic focus areas. The demand for UNIDO’s services in the region keeps growing, which proves that the UNIDO remains an effective and trusted partner in achieving industrial development goals.
Chief, Europe and NIS Programme