BASEL, ROTTERDAM AND STOCKHOLM CONVENTIONS - MEETING
VIENNA, 26 February 2015 - The Director General met with Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.
ZIMBABWE - FAREWELL VISIT
VIENNA, 25 February 2015 - Grace Tsitsi Mutandiro, Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to UNIDO, paid her farewell visit to Director General Li. The Director General thanked Mutandiro for her commitment to UNIDO in the past and commended Zimbabwe’s support of inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID). He also underlined the importance of the current sustainable development goal for African countries and the least developed countries.
REPUBLIC OF KOREA - COURTESY CALL
VIENNA, 25 February 2015 - JEONG Jin-kyu, Deputy Director General of the International Development Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, paid a courtesy call to the Director General.
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.