Humayun urges UNIDO to mobilise green tech for nations in transition

Published : 30 Nov 2021 09:56 PM

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun urged the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to mobilize green and innovative technologies for the countries in transition. 

The minister attended the high-level opening ceremony of the 19th General Conference of UNIDO virtually on Monday, said a press release here today.

Presidents of Madagascar, Rwanda, Kenya, the Prime Minister of Tunisia, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, among others, participated and delivered speeches at the high-level opening segment of the 19th General Conference of the UNIDO. 

While highlighting the rapid industrial development of Bangladesh in recent years, Humayun mentioned that Bangladesh has been making a structural transformation of its economy by implementing multiple mega projects, setting up sustainable industries, high-tech IT parks, implementing Digital Bangladesh programme, and diversifying its exports.  He expressed his confidence that under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh is well on track to be a knowledge-based developed country by 2041. The minister thanked the UNIDO for its contribution to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in the member states.

He urged UNIDO to increase its efforts to further strengthen its collaboration with the LDCs and the countries in transition through technical cooperation, transfer of technology and know-hows and implementing best practices in order to, inter alia, strengthen human skills, capacities and innovation for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) while embracing the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). 

UNIDO's role has become more critical than ever in the context of the challenges posed by the challenges posed by climate change and COVID-19, the minister added. This year the 19th General Conference of UNIDO has been organized in hybrid format from 29 November to 03 December 2021. Bangladesh delegation led by the Minister for Industries Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun is participating in the conference.