Video On Demand

The Role of the United Nations in Promoting Prosperity and Development

October 26, 2011 • 8:00 – 9:30 pm EDT
A keynote address by:
Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director-General, U.N. Industrial Development Organization
Dr. Yumkella will provide his views on the role of the United Nations in fostering opportunities for sustainable development and lasting prosperity, as well as his work as Chairman, UN Energy.  During his tenure as director general of UNIDO Dr. Yumkella has played a pivotal role in shaping policies and programs to address a wide variety of issues including sustainable industrial development, trade capacity building, public-private partnerships, renewable energy and energy efficiency, poverty reduction, climate change, food security, as well as issues specific to development needs in Africa.
In honor of United Nations Week, please join us for a reception following Dr. Yumkella’s remarks.
Please RSVP to Lee Williams at
CSIS is grateful to the UN Foundation for sponsoring this event.


Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Sarah Ladislaw

Sarah Ladislaw

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program