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VIENNA, 8 December 2009 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the French development agency Agence Française de Développement (AFD) will work closely  to help developing countries and economies in transition reduce poverty through productive activities. They will also develop the trade capacity of businesses and focus on energy and environmental development.

An agreement on this was signed in Vienna on Monday by UNIDO Director-General, Kandeh K. Yumkella, and  AFD Director-General, Jean-Michel Serverino.

VIENNA, 7 December 2009 – Kandeh K. Yumkella of Sierra Leone was today re-appointed for a second term as the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) during the Organization’s General Conference, Thirteenth Session.

VIENNA, 7 December 2009 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today launched a new quarterly magazine, Making It: Industry for Development.

The magazine aims to stimulate informed debate about the role of industry as a dynamic force in wealth creation and development on the one hand, and the need to ensure the environmental and social sustainability of industry on the other.

VIENNA/DUESSELDORF, 4 December 2009 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and METRO Group, one of the world’s largest retail groups, will sign an agreement on cooperation to combat hunger during UNIDO's General Conference in Vienna on 9 December.

The agreement will be signed by UNIDO Director-General, Kandeh K. Yumkella, and the CEO of METRO Group, Eckhard Cordes.

VIENNA, 3 December 2009 – The global financial crisis is moving many Least Developed Countries (LDCs) into troubled waters but the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will continue to be a strong ally, said the Organization’s Director-General at a Ministerial-level Conference that opened in Vienna today.

VIENNA, 18 November 2009 –UNIDO Director-General, Kandeh K. Yumkella, said today that Africa’s pursuit of industrialization was critical to the continent’s full integration into the global economy.  

BEIJING, 12 November 2009 – The Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Kandeh K. Yumkella, has undertaken a three-day visit to Beijing for meetings with Government officials and to take part in a session of a high-level international advisory body that advises top Chinese Government officials on environment and development.

VIENNA, 12 November 2009 – The impact of the economic crisis on the Least Developed Countries’ (LDCs) productive capacities and trade prospects will be the focus of a UNIDO Ministerial-level Conference that opens in Vienna on 3 December.

The two-day event is expected to bring together Ministers of Industry and Trade from 49 LDCs, as well as representatives of international organizations and experts in the field.

VIENNA, 4 December 2009 - The General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will open in Vienna on 7 December.

VIENNA, 4 November 2009 - The development of competitive agro-industries is crucial for creating employment and generating income opportunities, as well as enhancing the quality of and demand for farm products, says a new book, co-published by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).