Statement of the Group of 77 and China during the 15th session of the UNIDO General Conference right after the adoption of the Lima Declaration, Lima, Peru, 2 December 2013, delivered by H.E. Ambassador Mahmoud Elamin, Permanent Representative of the Sudan

Lima, 2 December 2013

Madam President, (H.E. Ms. Gladys Triveņo, Minister of Production of Peru)

1. The Group of 77 and China welcomes the adoption of the "Lima Declaration towards inclusive and sustainable industrial development", which we consider as a new milestone in UNIDO's history.

2. The Group is confident that the renewed political commitment reflected in this Declaration will enhance UNIDO's role as the central coordinator within the United Nations family on industrial cooperation matters and partnerships to promote industrial development.

3. Bearing in mind the process of intergovernmental negotiations which will lead to the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda and the urgent need of poverty eradication, the Group renews its full commitment to UNIDO and reiterates its belief on the potential of the Organization to continue assisting our States to achieve a sustainable development. What is imperative now, is the effective follow-up so that the momentum is not lost and our efforts remain continuingly relevant and meaningful as we move into a period of consultations on the post 2015 development agenda.

Thank you, Madam President.

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