VIENNA, 6 August 2020 - On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, UNIDO Director General LI Yong has conveyed the following message to Matsui Kazumi, Mayor of the City of Hiroshima:
On behalf of UNIDO and in my own name, I wish to pay tribute to the victims and survivors of the terrible blast that hit the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago. For the annual Peace Memorial Ceremony, I am humbled to join the people of Japan and those of all countries in the world to deliver as one a message of peace and solidarity so that our children and all future generations will never know such a tragic fate.
As an organization of the United Nations system, UNIDO fundamentally supports international peace and stability. By fostering partnerships and multilateral cooperation, we help governments build inclusive and sustainable industries, including in post-crisis contexts, thus creating a foundation for stronger economies, a cleaner environment and better livelihoods for the people.
It is only by working together that we can make this world a safer and more equal place.
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