G77 Partners UNIDO in Advancing Industrialization of Developing World
Thursday, 24 November 2016 09:03
Written by Adrian
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 23 2016 (IPS/G77) - The Vienna-based UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which commemorates its 50th anniversary this year, has continued to play a leading role in the industrialization of developing nations and economies in transition, since the UN agency’s creation in 1966.
Photo: Ambassador Simon Madjumo Maruta, chairman of the Vienna chapter of the Group of 77 and Permanent Resident of Namibia to the UN office in Vienna (right) and Director General of UNIDO, Mr. LI Yong
In recognition of UNIDO’s significant contributions, the 193-member UN General Assembly has called on UNIDO to lead the third Industrial Development Decade for Africa 2016-2025, specifically to work in partnership with African Governments “to develop and operationalize programmes to accelerate Africa’s industrialization over the next 10 years.”