LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 21 August 2014 - Phoukhao Phommavongsa, Permanent Representative of Lao’s People Democratic Republic, presented his credentials to the Director General. After welcoming the new Ambassador, Li briefed him on the implementation of the ISID mandate, UNIDO’s contribution to the post-2015 process as well as the ISID Forums organized by UNIDO this year. The DG expressed the hope that the Lao’s People Democratic Republic would be represented at the upcoming second Forum in November 2014.
GROUP OF 77 - COURTESY CALL
VIENNA, 25 July 2014 - Director General welcomed Lourdes O. Yparraguirre, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to UNIDO and Chairperson of Vienna Chapter of the Group of 77. Having just taken over as Chairperson, Yparraguirre assured the DG of her Group’s support for inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) and thanked him for his active engagement in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Group of 77.
AZERBAIJAN - MEETING
VIENNA, 22 July 2014 - Director General Li met with Galib Israfilov, Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to UNIDO.
IRELAND - FAREWELL
VIENNA, 22 July 2014 - James Brennan, Irish Permanent Representative to UNIDO, paid a farewell visit to Director General LI Yong.
RCREEE - SIGNING CEREMONY
VIENNA, 18 July 2014 - Director General LI Yong and Tareq Emtairah, Executive Director of Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) for the Arab region today signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to enhance collaboration in promoting sustainable energy policies, technologies and solutions in the Arab Region.
SPAIN - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 4 July 2014 - The new Permanent Representative of Spain, Gonzalo de Salazar Serantes, presented his credentials to Director General Li. After Salazar conveyed his Government’s continued strong support to UNIDO as a platform for multilateral cooperation, Li briefed him on the new approaches to technical cooperation, the measures taken to improve UNIDO’s operations, the results of his recent mission to Latin America and the strong potential for further cooperation.
CHILE – CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 3 July 2014 – Armin Andereya Latorre, Permanent Representative of Chile to UNIDO, presented his credentials to Director General Li. Discussions focused on identifying areas of cooperation between UNIDO and Chile, such as providing technical support to meet market requirements in food processing; exploring ways to reduce pollution through sustainable energy production; and strengthening South-South cooperation both with Chile and within the LAC region.
COSTA RICA - FAREWELL
VIENNA, 3 July 2014 - Ana Teresa Dengo Benavides, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to UNIDO, and Director General Li.
KYRGYZSTAN - MEETING
VIENNA, 25 June 2014 - Director General Li met with Marat Sharshekeev, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Kyrgyzstan and a discussant at the UNIDO Forum session on "Best practices in developing and implementing strategies and instruments to pursue ISID".
ZAMBIA - SIGNING OF JOINT DECLARATION
VIENNA, 24 June 2014 – Director General Li and Zambia’s Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Robert K. Shichinga, today signed a joint declaration on advancing cooperation and on preparing and implementing a new country programme.The country programme will focus on supporting sustainable pro-poor economic growth through the promotion of a competitive private sector with particular emphasis on industrial infrastructure, at district, provincial and national levels.