LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 22 December 2014 - Wael Nasser Eddin Al-Assad, Representative of the League of Arab States, presented his credentials to the Director General. The Director General welcomed Al-Assad and briefed him on the ISID mandate UNIDO has been implementing, the post-2015 process with in particular the inclusion of industrialization in the SDGs, and the outcomes of the two ISID Forums and UNIDO’s new operational approach.
CCREEE - MEETING
VIENNA, 19 December 2014 - Director General Li and Martin Ledolter, the Managing Director of Austrian Development Agency, today signed a 1.3 million Euro funding agreement for the establishment of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The ceremony was also attended by Al Binger, Energy Science Advisor of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and SIDS DOCK Coordinator.
MALAYSIA - FAREWEL
VIENNA, 16 December 2014 - Dato' Selwyn Vijayarajan Das, Permanent Representative of Malaysia to UNIDO, paid his farewell visit to the Director General, who thanked the Permanent Representative for his contribution to the work of UNIDO during his term of office. Das expressed his satisfaction for the excellent cooperation and assured the Director General of his Government’s readiness to continue working with UNIDO and sharing experiences with other countries.
THAILAND - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 16 December 2014 – The Director General received the credentials of the new Permanent Representative of Thailand to UNIDO, Arthayudh Srisamoot. Welcoming the Permanent Representative, the Director General thanked him for his country’s support to ISID and commended Thailand’s policy towards industrialization. He also informed him about the status of the new SDGs. Srisamoot underlined that his Government’s policy for inclusive and sustainable development was in line with ISID.
SENEGAL - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 8 December 2014 - El Hadji Abdoul Aziz Ndiaye, Permanent Representative of Senegal to UNIDO, presented his credentials to the Director General. Recalling that Senegal was one of the pilot countries for UNIDO’s ISID Programme for Country Partnership, the Director General expressed his appreciation for the country’s strong ownership. He briefed the Permanent Representative on the SDG process, and stressed the importance of sustainable industrialization for economic development.
LEBANON - COURTESY CALL
VIENNA, 28 November 2014 - Hussein Al-Hajj Hassan, Minister of Industry of Lebanon, paid a courtesy call to the Director General.
GHANA - MEETING
VIENNA, 26 November 2014 - The Director General met with Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Ghana's Minister of Trade and Industry.
RUSSIAN FEDERATION - MEETING
VIENNA, 26 November 2014 - Director General Li met with Gennadiy Gatilov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
BELARUS – COURTESY CALL
VIENNA, 24 November 2014 - Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, paid a courtesy call to the Director General. Thanking him for his visit, the Director General outlined UNIDO’s involvement in the post-2015 process and its activities with regard to the new partnership approach. The Minister conveyed his Government’s support to UNIDO and to industrialization, and confirmed that UNIDO’s key activities were fully in line with their national priorities.
ROMANIA – COURTESY CALL
VIENNA, 24 November 2014 - Laszlo Borbely, Chairperson of the Foreign Policy, Chamber of Deputies of Romanian Parliament paid a courtesy call to the Director General of UNIDO, LI Yong.