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On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Vienna International Centre, and on behalf of UNIDO, I am most pleased to thank the city of Vienna and Austria for their hospitality over the last 30 years.

VIENNA, 7 August 2009 – With a broader cooperation programme with India, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is launching new industrial projects totaling nearly USD 9 million.

Agreements on this were signed today in Vienna by UNIDO Director-General, Kandeh K. Yumkella, and the Secretary of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion of India, Ajay Shankar.

VIENNA, 28 July 2009 – Replacing chillers in Cameroon, Egypt, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan to eliminate the use of ozone depleting substances and reduce the consumption of fossil fuels through improved energy efficiency is the aim of a project launched by UNIDO. Chillers are refrigeration systems that produce chilled water for cooling air in commercial, residential and industrial processes.

VIENNA, 26 June 2009 – UNIDO will receive a special purpose contribution worth USD 2.6 million per annum for the next three years from the Russian Federation for environmental and technology promotion projects in the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) and in Sierra Leone.

The agreement was signed this week by UNIDO Director-General, Kandeh K. Yumkella, and the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna, Ambassador Alexander Zmeyevskiy.

VIENNA, 26 June 2009 – Cooperation in the area of energy, particularly bio-energy,                   was the focus of discussions between UNIDO Director-General, Kandeh K.

VIENNA, 24 June 2009 – The Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Kandeh K. Yumkella, and the Secretary General of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Rob Steele, signed a memorandum of understanding in Vienna yesterday.