VIENNA, 28 November 2018 – UNIDO Director General LI Yong delivered a statement at the opening session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ministerial Conference on "Nuclear Science and Technology: Addressing current and emerging development challenges".
"Modern technologies embody great potential for value addition, enhanced productivity, increased efficiency, connectivity, and green growth. At the same time, we must ensure that no one is left behind by rapidly advancing technologies. We need to expand our cooperation to address future challenges and to remain ahead of the game," said Director General Li. "I am therefore pleased to note that UNIDO and the IAEA share common development objectives. This should help us to further intensify our partnership by applying innovative technologies to our operations on the ground."
"The science of today will become the technology of tomorrow. If we want to fulfill the aspirations of the 2030 Agenda for our Member States to reduce poverty, hunger and inequalities, while protecting health and safeguarding the environment and climate, partnerships for development will be crucial," Li added.