MALAYSIA - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 27 April 2015 - The new Permenant Representative of Malaysia to UNIDO, Dato’Adnan Bin Othman, presented his credentials to Director General Li. Li informed him about the proposed programme and the budgets for 2016-2017. He also briefed the Permanent Representative about UNIDO’s new operational approach of programmes for country partnerships. Thanking him for the extensive briefing, Othman commended the Director General’s efforts to streamline and optimize UNIDO’s operations.
CHINA - MEETING
VIENNA, 17 April 2015 - Director General Li met MA Jing, Vice-Chairperson of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information. The two parties discussed an initiative to establish a global innovation network.
PHILIPPINES - FAREWELL
VIENNA, 2 April 2015 - The Permanent Representative of the Philippines to UNIDO, Lourdes O. Yparraguirre, paid her farewell visit to Director General Li. Li commended the Philippines for their support of inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID), and Yparraguirre assured that in her new assignment as Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, she would advocate ISID and UNIDO’s role in relation to Sustainable Development Goal 9 and the post-2015 development agenda.
D-8 - SIGNING CEREMONY
VIENNA, 2 April 2015 - Director General Li and Seyed Ali Mohammad Mousavi, the Secretary-General of D-8 today signed a joint declaration to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition with a special focus on poverty reduction and environmental sustainability.
TERI - MEETING
VIENNA, 25 March 2015 - Director General Li met Leena Srivastava, Acting Director-General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
HOLY SEE - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 25 March 2015 - Monsignor Janusz Urbanczyk paid a courtesy call to the Director General to present the notification of his appointment as Permanent Observer of the Holy See to UNIDO. Pointing out the importance of industrialization, the Director General underlined that it should be inclusive and sustainable. Monsignor Urbanczyk expressed his interest in the work of UNIDO and assured of his support.
"UNO INSIDE" - BOOK PRESENTATION
VIENNA, 20 March 2015 - The Director General met with Annemarie Mannoia, Editor of the book: "UNO inside", The United Nations in Vienna - Facts, Adventures and Anecdotes.
UGANDA - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 19 March 2015 – The new Permanent Representative of Uganda to UNIDO, Marcel R. Tibaleka, presented his credentials to the Director General. The Director General briefed him on the implementation of ISID and UNIDO’s new programmatic approach, in particular the Programme for Country Partnerships launched in 2014 in two pilot countries. He said that in future, discussions may not only focus on technical cooperation, but also on industrial development strategies.
PERU - MEETING
VIENNA, 11 March 2015 - Director General met with Julio Garro, Director-General for Multilateral Affairs of Peru's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
VIENNA, 9 March 2015 - The Director General spoke during UNIDO's special meeting dedicated to the International Women's Day to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women. Special guests included Olga Algayerova, Permanent Representative of Slovakia to UNIDO and Gloria del Carmen Young Chizmar, Permanent Representative of Panama to UNIDO.