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Posted: September 29, 2009
Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative Council and UN agree to establish international nanotechnology center
(Nanowerk News) The head of the Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) Saeed Sarkar and Deputy Director-General of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Yoshi Uramoto signed an agreement to establish an international nanotechnology center.
The agreement was signed at UNIDOís central office in Vienna on Friday September 25.
This will be the first international UNIDO center which plans to apply nanotechnology in water desalination and water/wastewater treatment at the national, regional and international levels.
During the first half of 2007, INIC proposed a comprehensive report on Iranís abilities and potentials in integrating nanotechnology into water/waste water treatment fields to UNIDO.
Regarding the importance of world water/wastewater problem, collective establishment of an international center for nanotechnology was approved by Iran and UNIDO.
UNIDO is a specialized agency of the United Nations (established as an autonomous body within the United Nations in 1966 and as a specialized agency in 1985). The organization seeks to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries. Its headquarters are located in Vienna, the capital of Austria.