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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

UNIDO holds seminar in Tokyo, presents latest Industrial Development Report

TOKYO, 18 March 2014 – More than 150 participants, including representatives of the diplomatic corps and representatives of the Japanese Government and private sector, attended a seminar organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) at the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo.

It focused on UNIDO’s new vision of inclusive and sustainable industrial development, cooperation with Japan, and the role the Organization plays in investment and technology promotion.

The event was organized in cooperation with the Institute of Developing Economies of the Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) and the UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office in Tokyo, and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

The seminar featured addresses by the Deputy to the Director General of UNIDO, Taizo Nishikawa, the Rector of the UNU and Under-Secretary-General, David M. Malone, as well as speakers from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Japanese private sector.

Key findings of UNIDO’s Opens external link in new windowIndustrial Development Report 2013 were also presented during the second session led by Ludovic Alcorta, the Director of UNIDO’s Development Policy, Statistics and Strategic Research Branch.

Guest panelists included representatives of IDE-JETRO, the Overseas Human Resources and Industry Development Association (HIDA), and Samir Arrour, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Japan.