WASHINGTON, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have entered into a partnership to develop effective global competitiveness policies. Their common goal is to promote sustainable economic growth, high-value business activity focused on innovation, and scientific and technological collaboration.
"We are proud to announce this partnership with UNIDO as we strive to develop effective global competitiveness policies and strategies and promote innovation and sustainable development across the globe," stated GFCC President Deborah L.Wince-Smith. "Drawing on our combined resources and expertise, together we will endeavor to remove barriers to international development, while driving global productivity and prosperity."
The joint effort will create a platform for mutual exchange and innovation-based business activities designed to spur global economic and productivity gains. Central to this is greater stronger engagement, worldwide, in economic activity, risk management and resilience – the critical drivers for long-term, sustainable growth and competitiveness. The GFCC and UNIDO will collaborate on policy dialogues, workshops and activities focused on a range of competitiveness issues and activities.
GFCC Chairman Chad Holliday, who cosigned the Joint Declaration with UNIDO Director General Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, emphasized that UNIDO's dedication to promoting long-term sustainable and innovation based growth and improved standard of living reflects the mission of the GFCC, as well as its individual member organizations. "Our shared goals and mutual insights to resolve these global grand challenges will only strengthen this strategic partnership as we move forward together towards global economic development."
"UNIDO and GFCC are establishing a strategic partnership to mobilize a critical mass of leaders and experts in order to promote sustainable economic growth and develop effective global competitiveness policies and strategies, high-value innovation business activity, scientific and technological collaboration and innovation-based growth," said Yumkella.
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The Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC) seeks to bring together existing national competitiveness organizations – and to stimulate the creation of new ones – to foster an ongoing annual dialogue on national competitiveness and global collaboration.
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