Monday, 03 September 2012

UNIDO delegation strengthens collaboration with Japan

TOKYO, 3 September 2012 - Taizo Nishikawa, Deputy to the Director-General of UNIDO, led a delegation to Japan between 27 and 31 August. The UNIDO delegation promoted the work of the organization, and strengthened collaboration and explored complimentary activities with partners in Japan.

A UNIDO seminar, titled “Partner for Prosperity”, was held at the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo on 28 August 2012. The seminar, which was supported by the UNU, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), was attended by 150 people, including representatives of the Japanese government and private sector, the diplomatic corps in Tokyo and international organizations. It featured addresses by UNIDO’s Taizo Nishikawa, and Prof. Dr. Konrad Osterwalder, Rector of the UNU and Under-Secretary-General of the UN, as well as presentations by senior officers of UNIDO, and a panel discussion including representatives of Japan’s private sector. The seminar promoted UNIDO as a partner for Japan, with a focus on development projects in UNIDO member states.

Taizo Nishikawa also led meetings at the MOFA and the METI, and bilateral discussions with various Japanese stakeholders, including the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai).

For more information on UNIDO, please contact:

Mikhail Evstafyev
UNIDO Advocacy and Communications Coordinator
Telephone: (+43-1) 26026-5021, Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-7329

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