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Mission to Ireland
Mission to Ireland

SHANNON, 18 April 2019 – Director General LI Yong went on a tour of the Shannon Free Zone led by Kevin Thompstone, former CEO of Shannon Development.

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UNIDO and Iran to develop ICT value chain
UNIDO and Iran to develop ICT value chain

VIENNA, 12 April 2019 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, today met with Javad Azari Jahromi, Mini

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Mission to Japan
Mission to Japan

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.

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Mission to Hannover Messe 2019
Mission to Hannover Messe 2019

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.

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Mobilizing key stakeholders for the PCP Côte d'Ivoire
Mobilizing key stakeholders for the PCP Côte d'Ivoire

ABIDJAN, 28 March 2019 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, met with representatives of the go

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UNIDO at Hannover Messe 2019
UNIDO at Hannover Messe 2019
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.
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Teaming up with the private sector for the PCP in Côte d’Ivoire
Teaming up with the private sector for the PCP in Côte d’Ivoire
ABIDJAN, 28 March 2019 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, today signed joint declarations with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Côte d’Ivoire (CCI-CI), the General Confederation of Ivorian Enterprises (CGECI) and the Federation of Ivorian Small and Medium Enterprises (FIPME) to support the design, programming and implementation of the UNIDO Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for Côte d’Ivoire.
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UNIDO, Festo Didactic formalize a partnership to advance skills development in the New Industrial Revolution era
UNIDO, Festo Didactic formalize a partnership to advance skills development in the New Industrial Revolution era

HANNOVER, 1 April 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Festo Didactic have formalized their long-lasting collaboratio

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Ghana partners with UNIDO to boost industrial development and strengthen export competitiveness
Ghana partners with UNIDO to boost industrial development and strengthen export competitiveness

ACCRA, 29 March 2019 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong,

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Mission to Côte d'Ivoire
Mission to Côte d'Ivoire

ABIDJAN, 28 March 2019 – Director General LI Yong participated in the inauguration of 11 vocational training centres rehabilitated and equipped in the framework of PROFORME, a UNIDO project funded by the European Union. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place at one of the centres, the National Pedagogical Institute for Technical and Vocational Education (IPNETP).

"Today, IPNETP, the training institute for trainers and private sector personnel, has been able to take ownership of the reform and capacity building tolls developed. It is a center of excellence at the heart of the reform," said Director General Li. "I sincerely thank the Government of Côte d'Ivoire for its commitment to improve the standards and quality of its vocational training system to meet the challenges of a constantly evolving global landscape."

The ceremony was also attended by the Vice-President of Côte d'Ivoire, Daniel Kablan Duncan; the Minister of National Education, Technical Education and Vocational Training, Kandia Camara; the Minister of Trade, Industry and SME Promotion, Souleymane Diarrassouba; the Minister for Health and Public Hygiene, Raymonde Goudou Coffie; and the European Union Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire, Jobst Von Kirchmann.

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Mission to Morocco
Mission to Morocco

MARRAKECH, 24 March 2019  Director General LI Yong met with Nasser Bourita, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. 

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Japan provides over US$5.8 million to support UNIDO projects
Japan provides over US$5.8 million to support UNIDO projects
VIENNA, 11 March 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has welcomed an announcement by the Government of Japan that it will contribute over US$5.8 million to nine projects in Ethiopia, Gabon, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, South Sudan, the State of Palestine and the Syrian Arab Republic.
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