COSTA RICA - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 20 February 2015 - Director General Li received the credentials of Pilar Saborío De Rocafort, the new Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to UNIDO. He expressed his appreciation for the good ongoing cooperation with Costa Rica as well as its support in the post-2015 process to position UNIDO and industrial development. The Permanent Representative highlighted the importance of country programmes and underlined that middle-income countries could be effective partners in development.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTRE - MEETING
VIENNA, 2 February 2015 - The Director General met with Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC).
CUBA - MEETING
VIENNA, 2 February 2015 - Director General Li met with Ileana Núñez Mordoche, Cuba's Vice-Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment.
DUBAI SUPREME COUNCIL OF ENERGY - SIGNING CEREMONY
VIENNA, 27 January 2015 - The Director General attended a signing ceremony with Saeed Mohammed Ahmad Al Tayer, Managing Director/CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and Vice-Chairperson of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
HUNGARY - RECEPTION
VIENNA, 27 January 2015 - The Director General attended the reception held on the occasion of the inauguration of the furniture provided to the Vienna International Centre (VIC).
POLAND - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 27 January 2015 - The Director General received the credentials of the new Permanent Representative of Poland, Adam Bugajski. The Director General expressed his satisfaction for the good cooperation and in particular for Poland’s support to ISID and the participation of a large Polish delegation in the second forum last November. Bugajski thanked the Director General for his support and outlined some priority areas for his country, including the private sector and energy.
LEBANON - FAREWELL VISIT
VIENNA, 27 January 2015 - The Permanent Representative of Lebanon to UNIDO, Ambassador Ishaya El-Khoury, paid his farewell visit to the Director General. Thanking him for his contribution to the work of UNIDO, the Director General assured the Permanent Representative that UNIDO would continue supporting his country, in particular in the area of industrial parks. He also mentioned his intention to move ahead with private sector development and renewable energy.
HUNGARY - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 22 December 2014 - The new Permanent Representative of Hungary to UNIDO, Károly Dán, presented his credentials to the Director General . Highlighting the ongoing good relations between UNIDO and Hungary, the Director General conveyed his wish to further strengthen the cooperation. Confirming his intention to build on the existing good relations, the Ambassador underlined his Government’s long-standing experience in international development and its readiness to support ISID.
PANAMA - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 22 December 2014 - The Director General welcomed Gloria del Carmen Young Chizmar, Permanent Representative of Panama to UNIDO. He informed the Ambassador about the activities developed in the past year to implement ISID, which is also reflected in the SDGs. Young confirmed her Government’s interest in working with UNIDO in particular on environmental issues and in sharing knowledge on environmental development in general.
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.