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JOHANNESBURG, 16 September 2011 - The Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Kandeh K. Yumkella, said today that meeting climate change goals requires nothing short of an energy revolution that would provide sustainable energy for all.

VIENNA, 7 September 2011 – Global challenges require a multi-polar response, according to authors writing in the latest issue of the magazine Making It: Industry for Development, published by UNIDO.

Popular perceptions of globalization are getting more and more polarized between those who see it as a source of freedom and new opportunities, and those who associate it with rising inequality and injustice. The new issue of Making It: Industry for Development offers a selection of some of the best contributions to this growing debate.

TEHRAN, 5 September 2011 – Iran has become the first country of the Asia-Pacific region to successfully phase out metered dose inhalers based on chlorofluorocarbon, or CFC that contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer.

A ceremony to mark this was organized in Tehran today by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) together with the Department of Environment of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Ministry of Health.

DÜSSELDORF, 2 September 2011 – METRO Group and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will ramp up their joint commitment to more efficient supply chains and better food supplies.

A new cooperation agreement on this was signed in Düsseldorf today by UNIDO Director-General, Kandeh K. Yumkella, and the Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of METRO AG, Eckhard Cordes.

BERLIN, 2 September 2011 – The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) agreed to strengthen their cooperation in a variety of fields during a mission by the Director-General of the Organization, Kandeh K. Yumkella, to Berlin that ended on Thursday.

VIENNA, 1 September 2011 – The world manufacturing output growth is expected to be slower this year compared to last year even despite high growth rates in developing countries, says a report released today by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

An action plan based on the internationally acclaimed ‘eco-town’ model was launched in Hoi An City in August. Run by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the project will work alongside business and Government agencies to promote green practices within the city.

Most countries in Africa rely heavily on imports  for pharmaceutical products whether it is for the pandemic diseases or  for the overall range of essential medicines. This situation which has  economic implications regarding use of hard currency, is for some a  missed opportunity in terms of economic development and job and wealth  creation, and poses a threat for the sustainability of treatment  programmes as and when donor fatigue sets in.

TOKYO, 25 August 2011 – Areas of further cooperation with the Government of Japan and other key stakeholders, and preparations for a Green Industry Conference in November were discussed during a mission by the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Kandeh K. Yumkella, to Tokyo that ended today.

VIENNA, 23 August 2011 – UNIDO welcomed a renewed financial and programmatic commitment from Mexico about UNIDO’s work that will further enhance the already substantial cooperation in priority areas and will facilitate a closer partnership in developing joint activities at the country level as well as at the regional State level.