The UNIDO Focal Point in Ukraine has now been operational for 10 years. The main areas of cooperation are water management, cleaner production, technology foresight (TF), and agro-industry. Energy and climate change issues are becoming increasingly important.
Recent activities in the field of environment and energy include:
- Building up the National Cleaner Production Centre;
- Environmentally sound management and final disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls under the Stockholm Convention;
- Assisting local authorities in reducing pollution in the basin of the Western Bug River, which has a transborder impact;
- Improving energy efficiency and promoting renewable energy in SMEs in Ukraine
A project on upgrading food safety standards in SMEs, to strengthen their market position, was successfully launched. In the area of TF, training courses have been developed with the National Technical University. These are used widely in Ukraine and in the region. A national centre for TF is being planned. As an outcome of the meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Petro Poroshenko, with the Director-General of UNIDO on 16 November, the establishment of an ITPO in Kyiv will be strongly promoted.
Ms. Lyudmila Abdrahmanivna MUSINA
UNIDO Focal Point, Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
Department of the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukaraine
12/2 Grushevskogo Str.,
Tel: +38 (044) 226 31 56
Fax: +38 (044) 226 31 81