Prospects for cooperation between UNIDO and Russia were discussed at the UNIDO Industrial Development Board
November 21, 2022
On December 21, 2022, the Russian delegation headed by the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Alexey Gruzdev took part in the 50th meeting of the UNIDO Industrial Development Board.
During his speech, Alexey Gruzdev stressed that the Russian Federation attaches particular importance to cooperation with UNIDO as a key organization of the UN system on industrial development issues and a unique platform for a global comprehensive dialogue between representatives of government, the private sector, scientific and expert organizations.
“Our interaction with UNIDO is aimed at the practical results and solving urgent problems of industrial development,” said the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia.
Russia remains one of the largest sponsors of UNIDO and co-finances technical assistance projects and country partnership programs in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Alexey Gruzdev also met with UNIDO DG Gerd Muller. They discussed the areas of cooperation between Russia and UNIDO towards climate change prevention, energy efficiency, labor productivity, the „green“ economy, biodiversity, hydrogen technologies, the mining industry and metallurgy. Among other topics of negotiations are the activities of the UNIDO CIIC and the creation of the Centre for Industrial Competences of the BRICS countries on the basis of UNIDO.
Director of the UNIDO CIIC Sergey Korotkov took part in the work of the Council and held a series of negotiations with colleagues from UNIDO regarding the implementation of the plan of activities of the UNIDO Representative Offices in the Russian Federation, outlined by Mr. Gruzdev.