24/11 21:59
 

Kyrgyz delegation takes part in 50th session of the UNIDO in Vienna

Bishkek, November 24 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz delegation is participating in the 50th jubilee session of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which is taking place from 21 to 25 November in Vienna (Austria), the press service of the State Geology Agency of the Kyrgyz Republic reports.

The event was attended by over 600 delegates representing UNIDO member states, UN agencies, international financial institutions for the development, donor states and others. Kyrgyzstan is represented in the forum by Vice Prime Minister Oleg Pankratov and deputy chairman of the State Committee on Industry, Energy and subsoil Kuban Myrzakanov.

Pankratov delivered a speech at the plenary session, where he stressed the readiness of Kyrgyzstan to participate in the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP).

At the opening of the forum the head of UNIDO Li Yong, who noted that this anniversary will provide an opportunity to think about the past, as well as help to chart a new path for a sustainable future. "Looking back at what UNIDO has achieved throughout all these years, I am amazed by the success of its technical cooperation activities, its normative function and its policy advice, and its contribution to the global discussion of industrial development," he said.

UNIDO was established in 1966, it became a specialized agency in 1985 that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.

UNIDO is active in Kyrgyzstan since the first years of its independence since the early 1990s. In January 2009, the Bureau of UNIDO opened in the Kyrgyz Republic.

UNIDO is implementing a number of projects, in particular to improve the investment climate, development of alternative and renewable energy sources, etc.

 

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