Speeches of the Director General
Speeches of the Director General in 2013
I am very grateful for the invitation of the Chairperson to address this August Assembly as you celebrate your 50th Anniversary and elaborate a vision for the African Renaissance.
Speeches of the Director General in 2012
It gives me great pleasure to join you here today at the National Bank of Austria to discuss energy in the context of development and security, and to present UNIDO’s Industrial Development Report 2011, entitled “Industrial energy efficiency for sustainable wealth creation: capturing environmental, economic and social dividends”.
Speeches of the Director General in 2011
This day is an occasion for us to remember and acknowledge the invaluable contribution that women make around the world, in our households, communities and economies.
Speeches of the Director General in 2010
A particularly critical question that we are asking ourselves in this context is whether the recovery from this crisis will generate inclusive growth or whether the growing fears of a jobless global economic recovery will be fulfilled...
Speeches of the Director General in 2009
Seldom has the world faced so many global threats and challenges of the type that arose in 2008. UNIDO has not been standing still in the face of these new threats. Our response has been to make every effort to encourage the growth industry in the fight against poverty
Speeches of the Director General in 2008
In looking forward as to how Africa could also embark on such a process and speed up the development of a vibrant private sector, Dr. Yumkella argued in particular for the need to build up the so-called “missing middle” of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa
Speeches of the Director General in 2007
Reinforcing existing and forging new partnerships has been one of my key priorities throughout the last two years. Within the UN system, we have built new alliances around a number of thematic clusters and joint programmes
Speeches of the Director General in 2006
While we have been increasing our services and establishing the foundations for robust growth, I am also pleased to report that our Member States have reciprocated by placing an ever-increasing degree of confidence in UNIDO