UNIDO Director General visits Bern

Press release, 09.09.2020

Federal Councillors Guy Parmelin and Ignazio Cassis welcomed the director general of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO, LI Yong, to Bern on Wednesday, 9 September 2020. The agenda for the official working visit includes the impact of the coronavirus crisis and the measures taken, as well as the ongoing reform of the United Nations.

The coronavirus crisis is not only having a severe impact on every country affected, it is also putting pressure on the United Nations. The purpose of the working visit is to exchange information on the measures adopted at national and international level, and discuss the impact of the crisis on the work of international organisations such as UNIDO.

UNIDO – A key partner in international cooperation

UNIDO was founded in 1966 as a specialised agency of the United Nations, with headquarters in Vienna. Its mission is to promote sustainable industrial development in its member states. The agency has been an important partner for Switzerland for many years, particularly in promoting the efficient use of resources and clean forms of production, as well as in strengthening quality infrastructure at the national level.

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