Tuesday, 11. March 2014
06. 12. 13. - 15:00
More proof if proof was needed of how incredibly pointless the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Vienna really is.
The top line of their latest press release tells one that, wait for it, "Manufacturing is key to job generation". Really?
That piece of priceless information it seems is the conclusion of the latest Industrial Development Report of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) presented in Lima today.
It took, according to the report, some 1,000 participants from 172 UNIDO Member States to find that out.
The brilliant and incisive report from UNIS adds: "One of the key findings of this report is that countries need to move from lower tech to higher tech sectors, from lower value-added to higher value-added sectors and from lower productivity to higher productivity sectors," said Li Yong, the Director General of UNIDO.
Well anyway, while it was fun to share that with out readers, the report is much less funny later on. In fact - it drifts into the usual incomprehensible babble that makes one wonder what is the pint to UNIS: "The structural change analysis performed for this report indicates that while conditions may vary significantly across time and space and technological change may still bring large surprises, the trends of the past are very likely to stretch into the future. There is much to learn from understanding history and what drove it. And there is much to learn by developing countries from countries slightly ahead of them – and far."
If you understand that, I'll buy you a Peruvian Pisco Sour, it's the Peruvian national drink I'm told.
I wrote to UNIS - at the time of publication nobody had replied. My question – does anyone actually get paid to write this stuff? If so – please tell me who, so I can share it with our readers.
I imagine that very possibly there was some meaningful discussions in Lima, but anyone waiting for UNIS to tell us about it will be waiting a long time.
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