Bilateral discussion with the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)

Bilateral discussion with the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)

BRUSSELS, 20 July 2020 – The Director General LI Yong and the Secretary-General of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), Georges Rebelo Chikoti, agreed to enhance their partnership and to strengthen UNIDO’s support for the OACPS Secretariat and Member States in the context of the Post-Cotonou agreement.

As UNIDO is tasked to lead the implementation of the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa 2016-2025 (IDDA III), UNIDO and the OACPS will work closely with over 30 partners to include social, economic and environmental dimensions in development. In the spirit of strengthening multi-stakeholder partnerships, a Summit on Africa’s Industrialization and Economic Diversification will take place in November 2020.