VIENNA, 27 August 2015 - The Permanent Representative of Slovenia to UNIDO, Andrej Benedejčič, presented his credentials to the UNIDO Director General LI Yong. Recalling his fruitful visit to Slovenia, Li commended the support of the Government for UNIDO and ISID mandate. Benedejčič expressed his satisfaction for the good cooperation and welcomed in particular the engagement of the private sector in UNIDO’s projects.


    VIENNA, 26 August 2015 - The new Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to UNIDO, Marco Hennis,presented his credentials to Director General LI. Li briefed Hennis on major activities at UNIDO, in particular the implementation of the inclusive and sustainable industrial development mandate. Hennis thanked the Director General for his extensive briefing, and said that he was looking forward to cooperating with UNIDO.


    VIENNA, 26 August 2015 - Nils Daag, Permanent Representative of Sweden to UNIDO, paid a farewell visit to Director General Li. Li commended the contribution of Sweden in alleviating poverty, and thanked Daag and his country for their contribution to the work of UNIDO. He updated him on the 2030 agenda process and the inclusion of Goal 9, and informed him of the forthcoming opening of the UNIDO Nordic Office in Copenhagen. Daag expressed his appreciation for UNIDO’s work, and underlined that the


    VIENNA, 25 August 2015 – Director General Li and Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish, Director General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), signed a grant agreement today. OFID and UNIDO will combine their technical and financial resources to help improve the productivity and competitiveness of the shrimp value chain in the Latin American region. 


    VIENNA, 6 July 2015 - The Director General met Jorgen J. Lund, Managing Director of the North Atlantic Seafood Forum.


    VIENNA, 6 July 2015 - The Director General met Mohammad Abooyee Ardakan, Deputy Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Science, Research and Technology (SCSRT), Head of the National Research Institute for Science Policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


    VIENNA, 2 July 2015 - Alí de Jesús Uzcátegui Duque, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to UNIDO, paid is farewell visit to the Director General. Recognizing UNIDO’s leading role in the implementation of ISID, the Ambassador underlined the importance of UNIDO’s work in improving the well-being of the people. He thanked the DG for the successful work carried out in his country.


    VIENNA, 30 June 2015 - Ranko Vujacic, Montenegro's Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration to UNIDO, paid a courtesy call to the Director General today.


    VIENNA, 29 June 2015 - UNIDO Director General Li today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kim DoHoon, President of the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET). The two sides agree to work together on research, policy advice and technical cooperation to further industrial development in developing countries and emerging economies.


    VIENNA, 25 Jun 2015 - Director General Li held a meeting with Christophe Akagha, Minister of Mines, Industry and Tourism of Gabon.

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