TOKYO, 10 April 2019 – The Director General delivered a keynote speech at the UNIDO-Sophia University seminar titled “Industrialization, Development and the SDGs – Your future career in the UN” and engaged with Japanese students to inform them about the SDGs and about career possibilities in the UN system.
HANNOVER, 1 April 2019 – Director General LI Yong met with Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, UAE to conduct the GMIS Co-chairs meeting; later that day a partnership agreement to host the 3rd GMIS summit at Hannover Messe 2020 was signed between UNIDO’s Director General Li, Badr Al-Olama, Head of Global Manufacturing Organization Limited and Jochen Koeckler, Chairman of the Managing Board, Deutsche Messe AG.
HANNOVER, 2 April 2019 – For the fifth year in a row, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) maintained high visibility at Hannover Messe - the world’s largest industrial and technology fair. Advancing economic competitiveness and strengthening knowledge and institutions are two of the four pillars of UNIDO, and Hannover Messe serves as an ideal venue for achieving and promoting these objectives: it covers the entire industrial value chain from research and development to complete manufacturing solutions; it is a platform where technology demands, including those of developing countries, meet technology supply.
I am pleased to welcome you all to the stand of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) at Hannover Messe. I thank you for the efforts and costs you have taken on you to ensure to be with us at this important event which is considered the world’s largest industrial fair.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Colleagues and Collaborators,
I am delighted to welcome you all, as exhibitors and participants, to the stand of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) at Hannover Messe. I congratulate you all for your participation in this important event. Many of you have traveled long distances to be here and to promote your joint work with UNIDO, which serves to remind us all of the importance of our work and collaboration.