UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - COURTESY CALL
VIENNA, 2 October 2014 - Laura E. Kennedy, Ambassador and Chargé d’affaires ad interim, Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the International Organizations in Vienna, paid a courtesy call to the Director General today. The Director General briefed Kennedy on the latest UNIDO activities, in particular anchoring ISID in the international development agenda. He also provided information on UNIDO’s cooperation with USAID and the forthcoming second Forum on partnerships.
JAPAN - COURTESY CALL
VIENNA, 2 October 2014 - Director General met Mitsuru Kitano, Permanent Representative of Japan to UNIDO.
BAHRAIN – COURTESY CALL
VIENNA, 30 September 2014 - Ebrahim Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of UNIDO Arab International Center for Entrepreneurship and Investment and former Minister of Housing of Bahrain, paid a courtesy call to the Director General.
NICARAGUA - MEETING
VIENNA, 29 September 2014 - Director General Li met Paul Oquist Kelley, Minister and Private Secretary of the Citizen's Power for National Policies of Nicaragua.
SWITZERLAND - SIGNING CEREMONY
VIENNA, 29 September 2014 - UNIDO Director General Li signed an agreement with Rolf Stalder, Ambassador and Alternate Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in Vienna. The agreement states that the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is contributing a total of more than USD 6.4 million to fund two UNIDO projects, one in Viet Nam and one in Colombia.
EXTERNAL AUDITOR - COURTESY CALL
VIENNA, 16 September 2014 - Michael Schrenk, Audit Director of the German Supreme Audit Institute (Bundesrechnungshof), paid a courtesy call to UNIDO's Director General LI Yong.
IRELAND - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 16 September 2014 - Mary Whelan, Permanent Representative of Ireland to UNIDO, met the Director General to present her credentials. After an update on the implementation of UNIDO’s new ISID mandate, the Director General underlined the importance of industrialization for all countries as a tool to generate employment and ultimately alleviate poverty, as well as the need for a green and sustainable industry to meet the global challenges of climate change.
BURUNDI - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 16 September 2014 - The Director General received the credentials of Edouard Bizimana, Permanent Representative of Burundi to UNIDO. He presented an overview of the results achieved with regard to ISID and how it was integrated into one of the new SDGs. With regard to the ISID Forums on partnerships, the Director General explained that two pilot countries had been identified in Africa, Ethiopia and Senegal, to develop a new industrial strategy.
BELGIUM - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 16 September 2014 - Willem Van de Voorde, Permanent Representative of Belgium to UNIDO, presented his credentials to the Director General. After welcoming him to the UNIDO family, the Director General informed the new Ambassador about the progress made in promoting ISID both at UNIDO and in New York where it has now been incorporated into one of the new 17 SDGs.
BURKINA FASO - FAREWELL
VIENNA, 27 August 2014 - Ambassador Paul Robert Tiendrebeogo, Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to UNIDO, paid his farewell visit to the Director General. He thanked the Director General for the good cooperation and confirmed his Government’s readiness to continue working with UNIDO in the future. Tiendrebeogo also assured the Director General of his intention to continue cooperating with UNIDO in his new function as Representative of the Francophonie in New York.