- Nevsky Ecological Congress backs UNIDO’s Green Industry initiative
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, 17 May 2011 – The Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Kandeh K. Yumkella, today called for a fundamental change in the way the world produces and consumes, saying that countries should green their economies.
“We need a fundamental change in how we produce, consume and exchange goods. This is how we can green our economies, our growth strategies, and our industries, creating new green jobs, stimulating green investments, and encouraging green innovations,” said Yumkella. He was speaking at the Fourth Nevsky International Ecological Congress in St. Petersburg.
- International Parliamentary Conference «Russia-Africa: Horizons of Cooperation»
MOSCOW, 15-16 June 2010 — The International Parliamentary Conference «Russia-Africa: Horizons of Cooperation» took place in Moscow. Deputies of the State Duma of Russia, members of the Federation Council of Russia, deputies of the African national parliaments, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, ambassadors of the African countries, representatives of other governmental institutions, business community and experts from Russia and 39 African states met for discussions in friendly atmosphere.
- UNIDO Director-General in Moscow for meetings with Russian officials, to sign agreement on financing project
MOSCOW, 17 May 2010 – Building the technical capacity of Sierra Leone’s fishing sector and applying cost-effective seafood processing technologies are the aims of a project by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) that will be financed by the Russian Federation.
An agreement on this was signed in Moscow today by UNIDO Director-General, Kandeh K. Yumkella, and the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Alexander Yakovenko.
“Today’s agreement to fund a project in Sierra Leone is a clear example that Russia is becoming a major voluntary contributor to the work of UNIDO,” said Yumkella.
According to an agreement signed in 2009, UNIDO will receive a special purpose contribution worth USD 2.6 million per annum from the Russian Federation for environmental and technology promotion projects in the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) and in Sierra Leone.
- UNIDO Director-General discusses projects for Tatarstan with President Minnikhanov
KAZAN, Russia, 15 May 2010 – The economic, industrial and investment potential of the Republic of Tatarstan and joint projects with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) were discussed during a meeting between President Rustam Minnikhanov and UNIDO Director-General in Kazan.
- Director-General Yumkella at Nevsky Ecological Congress
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, 14 May 2010 – UNIDO Director-General, Kandeh K. Yumkella, urged today Russia and other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States to invest more into research and development to support new breakthrough technologies for sustainable development.