Home > ‘UNIDO and UAE share commitment to shape future of global industrial sector’ says UNIDO official
LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO, has said that the UAE's hosting of the 18th session of the organisation's General Conference in Abu Dhabi on November 2nd was welcomed by the Industrial Development Board.
This is in part because the two sides have a long-standing partnership and serve as co-chairs of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit - the world’s first cross-industry platform that gathers leaders from public and private sectors, as well as civil society, to harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s transformation of manufacturing to the regeneration of the global economy.
In an interview with WAM, Yong said that he was looking forward to further strengthening ties between the two sides, especially since UNIDO and the UAE share the commitment to take a transformational approach towards shaping the future of manufacturing.
He explained that the General Conference is UNIDO’s supreme policymaking organ where all Member States meet once every two years. It determines the guiding principles and policies of the organisation and approves the budget and work programme of UNIDO.