Director General’s dialogue with the Eastern European Group

Director General’s dialogue with the Eastern European Group

VIENNA, 25 May 2022 – UNIDO Director General Gerd Müller addressed the Organization’s Eastern European Group of Member States, highlighting the need for scaled-up cooperation with the private sector to bring the region forward: one of UNIDO’s top goals is getting more partners on board to intensify investment and bring development work to a new level.

The Director General pointed out the consequences of climate change, the armed conflict in Ukraine, and the pandemic, which have led to a dramatic rise in energy and food prices. He has initiated a reform process and new thematic priorities that will address the contribution of the Organization in such a way that it tackles these crises, together with partners and Member States.

Müller stressed that UNIDO and its partners could accomplish much more for job creation, renewable energy, and sustainable agriculture.

UNIDO will continue to lead the development and implementation of roadmaps for cooperation and is committed to taking on an even bigger role as the coordinator of partnerships between people, governments and business around the world.