Ministerial Conference of the Least Developed Countries
VIENNA, 26 November 2015 - Director General Li spoke as a facilitator at Session 1 titled "Ministerial debate on progress made by LDCs towards graduation" of the 2015 LDC Ministerial Conference
VIENNA, 26 November 2015 - LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, delivered opening remarks at the sixth edition of the Ministerial Conference of the Least Developed Countries, which is held under the theme "Operationalizing inclusive and sustainable industrial development for LDCs: The path to graduation and beyond", taking place in Vienna from 26 to 27 November 2015.
Africa Industrialization Day
Mission to New York
Mission to China
BEIJING, 11 November 2015 - LI Yong, the Director General of UNIDO, and CHEN Jining, Minister of Environmental Protection of China, today signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize a strategic partnership to jointly promote sustainable environmental protection and inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
BEIJING, 11 November 2015 - Today, the Director General participated in the Open Forum on Greening “One Belt One Road” Initiative, which was part of agenda of the Annual General Meeting of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. In his presentation, the Director General stressed the need for policy support to the participating countries of the One Belt One Road Initiative to ensure a functional and effective institutional and regulatory framework. He also highlighted the need to minimize environmental impacts, to establish appropriate environmental policies and to strengthen the capacities for effective environmental policy planning and implementation.
BEIJING, 9 November 2015 - Today, the Director General met BI Jingquan, Minister of China Food and Drugs Administration (CFDA) and expressed his appreciation for the Minister's participation at the Food Safety Forum held in Vienna in June 2015 and his support to UNIDO. Li also said that he looked forward to expanding the cooperation with CFDA, including the implementation of Global Food Safety Partnership projects and other related projects which would contribute to improving the quality of life and economic well-being in China.
BEIJING, 9 November 2015 - Director General LI Yong attended the opening ceremony of the Annual General Meeting of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) in Beijing. The topic of this year’s meeting is “Enabling Governance Capacity for Green Transformation”. Over the next three day, experts will be discussing key environmental and related developmental issues in China and come up with draft policy recommendations that will serve as inputs for the preparation of China’s 13th Five Year Plan. On 11 November 2015, UNIDO will be co-organizing with CCICED a forum on “Greening One Belt One Road” to promote ISID and the concept of Green Industry along the One Belt, One Road.
Event at the Overseas Development Institute
LONDON, 2 November 2015 - Director General delivered a keynote speech at the "Diffusion of innovation in low-income countries" event held at the Oversees Development Institute in London.
Briefing to UNIDO staff
VIENNA, 15 October 2015 – Director General Li held a briefing where he updated all UNIDO staff on the outcome of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 and the high-level event UNIDO organized in New York. The DG also informed on the progress made in implementing the policy, operational and organizational priorities, as well as an outlook for UNIDO’s engagement in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Briefing to Member States
VIENNA, 14 October 2015 – Director General Li met with representatives of Permanent Missions to UNIDO and briefed them on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He provided an update on the results of the third ISID Forum which was held in Addis Ababa in July and of the high-level event UNIDO organized in New York on the sidelines of the UN Sustainable Development Summit. He also informed Member States about UNIDO’s new scope of activities within the 2030 Agenda and in particular, Sustainable Development Goal 9. Thanking the Director General for his informative presentation, delegates reiterated the support of their respective governments to him and commended his engagement in promoting ISID.
Mission to the UN General Assembly and the Sustainable Development Summit 2015 in New York
NEW YORK, 24 September 2015 - The UN Radio interviewed UNIDO Director General LI Yong on the occasion of the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015 in New York.