BURKINA FASO - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 15 September 2015 - The new Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso, Solange Agneketom Bogore, presented her credentials to Director General Li. Li said that she was joining at a critical time when UNIDO’s mandate was being included in SDG Goal 9, and briefed her on the Programme for Country Partnerships (PCP) approach. Agneketom Bogore reiterated her country’s need for the support of partners such as UNIDO.
ETHIOPIA - COURTESY CALL
VIENNA, 15 September 2015 - Director General Li welcomed the Permanent Representative of Ethiopia, Negash Kebret Botora. He commended the country for its impressive economic and social achievements and its support in the implementation of the Programme for Country Partnerships (PCP). Botora expressed his Government’s satisfaction for the support provided by UNIDO and highlighted that the Director General's vision matched with the Ethiopian Growth and Transformation Plan 2.
EUROPEAN UNION - MEETING
VIENNA, 14 September 2015 - Didier Lenoir, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to UNIDO, presented his letter of accreditation to Director General Li. Li said that both organizations shared the same priorities, and commended the regular high-level review meetings between the EU and UNIDO as they represent a good mechanism to further strengthen cooperation. Lenoir congratulated Li for increasing UNIDO’s efficiency, and expressed his appreciation for the well-established cooperation.
CFDAIED - MEETING
VIENNA, 11 September 2015 - Following the Vienna Food Safety Forum, Director General Li met JIANG Deyuan, President of China Food and Drug Administration Institute of Executive Developmen.
WORLD BANK/FIA - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
VIENNA, 11 September 2015 - Following the Vienna Food Safety Forum, Director General Li witnessed a financing announcement signed between the World Bank and the Food Industry Aisa (FIA) to support food safety capacity building in Asia in partnership with UNIDO, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA).
FOOD INDUSTRY IN ASIA - MEETING
VIENNA, 11 September 2015 - Following the Vienna Food Safety Forum, Director General Li met with Beverly Postman, Executive Director of Food Industry Asia (FIA).
GLOBAL GOOD SAFETY INITIATIVE - MEETING
VIENNA, 11 September 2015 - Following the Vienna Food Safety Forum, Director General Li held a meeting with Cenk Gurol, Chairman of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
CHINA FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION - EXCHANGE OF SIGNED PROJECT DOCUMENT
VIENNA, 11 September 2015 - The Director General and BI Jingquan, Minister of China Food and Drug Administration, signed today the project document on cooperation under the project Food Safety Supervision Capacity Building for China.
USA - COURTESY CALL
VIENNA, 27 August 2015 - Henry Ensher, Chargé d'affaires to the United Nations, paid a courtesy call to Director General Li upon arrival in Vienna.
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 27 August 2015 - The Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to UNIDO, Sanjin Halimović, presented his credentials to Director General Li. Highlighting the good relationship with the Government, Li briefed Halimović on UNIDO’s initiatives to support high-tech parks in Eastern Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean. Halimović thanked him for the good cooperation and underlined the relevance of ISID for his country.