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25 May 2000
Industrial Development Board
Vienna, 30-31 May 2000
Item 6 of the provisional agenda
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTEGRATED PROGRAMMES
Report by the Director-General
10. As the basis for the formulation of strategies to support the Arab region, a new UNIDO subregional approach was adopted, based on an analysis of commonalities in their economies. The common focus of the region is employment and competitiveness and practical issues related to the World Trade Organization. The issues of the subregions to be addressed are:
Arab Mediterranean countries
need to urgently modernize, expand and diversify industry;
Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (oil-based economies)
scope for expansion with forward integration; industrial diversification; technology transfer; quality, standardization and metrology;
Palestine and Arab LDCs--small weight of manufacturing industry; processing of agricultural products; import substitution.
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