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.
LESOTHO - MEETING
VIENNA, 24 June 2014 - Director General met with Sekhulumi Paul Ntsoaole, Minister of Industry of Lesotho.
NIGERIA - MEETING
VIENNA, 24 June 2014 - Director General met with Olusegun O. Aganda, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment of Nigeria and panelist at the UNIDO Forum session on "Case studies of business infrastructure development".
UGANDA - MEETING
VIENNA, 24 June 2014 - Director General met with the Minister of Uganda State for Industry and Technology James Shinyabulo Mutende, who also participated in the discussion at the UNIDO Forum session on "The Industrial Policy Revolution: The role of strategies and instruments for pursuing ISID".