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    UNIS/OUS/243
    20 June 2014

    Re-issued as received

    UNIDO forum on strategies and instruments for inclusive and sustainable industrial development opens Monday

    VIENNA, 20 June (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) - To support UNIDO's role as a facilitator of knowledge and advice on policies and strategies towards achieving inclusive and sustainable industrial development the Organization is holding a global forum from 23 to 24 June.

    The two-day event at the Vienna International Centre will initiate a strategic dialogue drawing on international expertise and regional knowledge with UNIDO Member States, development agencies, and other developed and developing countries on ways to operationalize inclusive and sustainable industrial development strategies and policies.

    Journalists are invited to cover the Forum which opens at 10:00 on Monday, 23 June, in Boardroom C, 4th floor, C-building (C04).

    The concept of inclusive and sustainable industrial development was endorsed by UNIDO Member States through the Lima Declaration during the 15th session of the Organization's General Conference held in Lima, Peru, in December 2013.

    The full programme of the Forum is available here: http://www.unido.org/fileadmin/media/images/Events/Agenda_ISID_PrePrinting.pdf

    For more information on all sessions, please see http://www.unido.org/news/press/unido-industr.html#pp1[g1]/0/

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    Ravindra Wickremasinghe
    Advocacy and Communications Assistant
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26026-5022
    Email: Ravindra.Wickremasinghe[at]unido.org