The role of UNIDO to be addressed by special session

Vienna (Special Report) – The seventh special session of the Industrial Development Board of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will be held at UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna, from 21 to 23 April 1997. The session will address the issue of the future role of UNIDO. A report containing proposals from the Director-General, Jose María y Campos, will be presented to the special session. Strong political support for UNIDO will be reiterated by developing countries on this occasion.

The developed countries that have announced their intention to withdraw from UNIDO, particularly Australia and the United Kingdom, may reconsider their decision of withdrawal during this session.