Meeting with Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary-General

Meeting with Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary-General

VIENNA, 8 September 2021 – UNIDO Director General LI Yong met with Ban Ki-moon, Co-Chair of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC). He thanked Ban for his support for inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) during his tenure as the Secretary General of the United Nations (2007-2016).

DG Li informed Ban about ongoing UNIDO activities in the fields of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, climate change and industrial policy, as well as emphasizing UNIDO’s active engagement in Africa, and with LDCs and SIDS.

Ban Ki-moon complimented Li's successful leadership and expressed strong interest in further collaboration with UNIDO, citing the example of BKMC’s contribution to VEF 2021 Youth Forum.