ASTANA, 2 May 2014 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Karim Massimov, today signed a joint declaration on cooperation.
The declaration builds on the partnership between UNIDO and the Republic of Kazakhstan to further enhance bilateral cooperation in promoting inclusive and sustainable industrial development in Kazakhstan by using UNIDO’s expertise to contribute to the government’s efforts to industrialize the economy. The joint declaration will also facilitate the implementation of the planned UNIDO Country Programme Framework for Kazakhstan for 2015-2017.
UNIDO-Kazakhstan cooperation focuses on such priority areas as the modernization of industry, industrial energy efficiency, trade capacity-building, industrial statistics, technology foresight, environment and energy, including resource efficient and cleaner production, water management and renewable energy.
Currently, UNIDO and Kazakhstan are cooperating on several national and regional projects. Among others, UNIDO supports the DAMU Fund in facilitating the provision of business developing services to SMEs through strengthening of the Centre for Development of Industrial Enterprises, and promotes the introduction of ozone depleting substances alternatives in agriculture and in the post-harvest sector, which is co-funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and national partners.
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UNIDO Europe and Newly Independent States Programme