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    UNIS/OUS/023
    22 April 2010

    Reissued as received

    Energy for Development is the Theme of Second Issue of New UNIDO Magazine

    VIENNA, 22 April (UN Information Service) - The second issue of the new quarterly magazine, Making It: Industry for Development, focuses on the role of energy in spurring development.

    The full colour, 48-page magazine includes contributions from a range of experts who highlight the importance of energy generation to facilitate productive activities, and the need for improved access to energy as a means of reducing poverty.

    Among the top stories featured in the latest issue are articles by social and human rights advocate, Bianca Jagger; China's solar power billionaire, Zhengrong Shi; and the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Nobuo Tanaka.

    "How can industries across the globe increase output to meet a growing demand while, at the same time, reduce greenhouse gas emissions? What needs to be done to give the world's poorest people access to energy, and how can that be achieved", asks Charles Arthur, editor of Making It.

    The magazine frames these questions in the context of the current debate on climate change and sustainable development, and aims to help move the debate forward.

    "We want to provide a platform for these conversations to take place - Making It and its website provide that stage," says Arthur.

    The magazine website - www.MakingItmagazine.net - includes additional material and relevant links, and provides a platform for discussion and debate about the intersection of industry and development.

    At the launch of the first issue in December 2009, UNIDO's Director-General Kandeh Yumkella described the magazine as "high-quality, scholarly, but accessible".

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    For more information and to subscribe to future issues, visit the website or contact:

    Charles Arthur, Editor - Making It
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26026-3638
    Internet: www.MakingItmagazine.net