DAR ES SALAAM, 27 February 2018 - LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will make an official visit to the United Republic of Tanzania from 7 to 9 March 2018. During his visit, he is expected to sign a joint declaration to strengthen the cooperation between the United Republic of Tanzania and UNIDO to support the implementation of the Country´s Development Vision 2025; the Zanzibar Vision 2020; the Sustainable Industrial Development Plan, and its Integrated Industrial Development Strategy 2025 (IIDS 2025).
The visit will be an opportunity for LI and his delegation to discuss the technical cooperation between Tanzania and UNIDO in the context of the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III) following the adoption of the United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the industrialization of Africa.
During his visit, LI is expected to meet with the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. John Magufuli, and several Ministers including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Augustine Mahiga, Minister of Industry, Mr. Charles Mwijage, and Minister of Finance, Dr. Philip Mpango. The Director will meet with the UN country team that will be led by the United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Representative, Alvaro Rodriguez. LI is also expected to meet senior representatives of industries and the wider private sector in Tanzania. The Director General will also visit Zanzibar where he is expected to meet Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, President of Zanzibar and other high-level dignitaries.
The Director General will be accompanied by ZOU Ciyong, Director of the Department of Programmes, Partnerships and Field Integration and Matilda Muweme, Africa Division Programme Officer, as well as Stephen Kargbo, UNIDO Representative in Tanzania.
UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States which is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.