INTERNATIONAL GAS UNION - MEETING
VIENNA, 3 November 2014 - Director General LI Yong met with Jérôme Ferrier, president of the International Gas Union (IGU).
MAURITIUS - SIGNING CEREMONY
VIENNA, 31 October 2014 - An agreement on initiating a Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) programme in Mauritius was signed today by LI Yong, the Director General of UNIDO, and Asha Burrenchobay, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection of Mauritius. The project will target the food processing, textile, chemicals and light engineering sectors in Mauritius.
TUNISIA - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 31 October 2014 - The Director General welcomed Ghazi Jomaa, Permanent Representative of Tunisia. He briefed him on UNIDO’s activities to implement its ISID mandate and on the Forum next week. After thanking the Director General for his extensive briefing, Jomaa agreed that sustainability was crucial and was pleased to see that it was included in UNIDO’s new mandate.
NORWAY - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 31 October 2014 - Bente Angell-Hansen, Permanent Representative of Norway, presented her credentials to the Director General. The Director General outlined UNIDO’s ISID mandate and updated her on the forthcoming second UNIDO Forum on partnerships. The Permanent Representative shared the DG’s vision of developing enhanced partnerships and reiterated her Government’s support to UNIDO.
UNECE - COURTESY VISIT
VIENNA, 23 October 2014 - Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) paid a courtesy call to the DG.
EL SALVADOR - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 17 October 2014 - The DG received the credentials of the new Permanent Representative of El Salvador to UNIDO, Carmen María Gallardo Hernández. Welcoming Ambassador Gallardo Hernándes, the DG briefed her on UNIDO’s mandate of inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID). Gallardo Hernánez extended her country’s appreciation for UNIDO’s work. She further voiced the wish to explore areas for closer cooperation, including with the private sector in El Salvador.
SUDAN - CREDENTIALS
VIENNA, 10 October 2014 - The new Permanent Representative of Sudan to UNIDO, Mohamed Hussein Hassan Zaroug presented his credentials to the Director General. He recalled with appreciation UNIDO’s assistance in building Sudan’s industrial sector which provides income for over one million Sudanese people. The Director General thanked him for the trust placed in UNIDO and confirmed the Organization’s readiness to cooperate with Sudan.
EUROPEAN UNION - MEETING
VIENNA, 10 October 2014 - The Director General met with Györgyi Martin Zanathy, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the International Organizations in Vienna, who introduced the Women Ambassadors in Wien (WAW) initiative and invited the Director General to consider launching regular interactions between senior women managers in UNIDO, himself and WAW. The initiative aims to foster dialogue on UNIDO’s substantive work and business practices with an emphasis on gender equality and empowerm
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.