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    UNIS/OUS/095
    25 August 2011

    Re-issued as received

    Mexico Pledges Renewed Support for UNIDO

    VIENNA, 23 August 2011 - UNIDO welcomed a renewed financial and programmatic commitment from Mexico about UNIDO's work that will further enhance the already substantial cooperation in priority areas and will facilitate a closer partnership in developing joint activities at the country level as well as at the regional State level.

    This renewed financial commitment was the focus of a recent meeting between the Undersecretary for Administrative Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Julio Camarena Villaseñor, the Permanent Representative of Mexico to UNIDO in Vienna, Ambassador Alejandro Díaz y Pérez Duarte, and the Director-General of UNIDO, Kandeh K. Yumkella.

    Calling the partnership "a sign of Mexico's renewed confidence in the mandate and work of the Organization", Yumkella added: "The ongoing efforts of UNIDO's Programme for Change and Organizational Renewal have already resulted in identifiable efficiency gains, greater transparency and more reliance on decentralized programme management. This will serve as a basis for delivering tangible results, also in our cooperation with Mexico."

    For Mexico, UNIDO's drive to continuously improve its services is of utmost importance, as it allows the Organization to better prepare for the future. The Director-General also emphasized that UNIDO and its partners have developed a range of technical cooperation initiatives with Mexico in the field of environment, renewable energy and green industry, and will continue to do so.

    UNIDO activities in the country are covered by its regional office in Mexico City.

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    For more information, please contact:

    Mikhail Evstafyev
    UNIDO Advocacy and Communication Coordinator
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26026-5021
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-7329
    Email: M.Evstafyev[at]unido.org