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Friday, 06 December 2013

UNIDO Director General pays tribute to the late Nelson Mandela

LIMA, 6 December 2013 - The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, today expressed his deep sorrow over the death of Nelson Mandela.

Speaking at the closing of the 15th session of the UNIDO General Conference in Lima, he said: "Nelson Mandela was a great leader, a towering figure on the world stage, who made an immeasurable contribution to humanity. I join the many voices of condolence that his sad passing has elicited all over the world, and would like to convey my sincere sympathies to the people of South Africa."