UNIDO: A Better World through Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development

IIEA17th April 20191min
In his address to the IIEA, Director General LI Yong discusses the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’s mandate of inclusive and sustainable industrial development in the context of the 2030 Agenda and Ireland’s new A Better World international development policy.


In his address to the IIEA, Director General LI Yong discusses UNIDO’s mandate of inclusive and sustainable industrial development in the context of the 2030 Agenda and Ireland’s new Development Policy, A Better World. The Director General addresses the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead for the international development community and Ireland’s significant contribution to global industrial development.

About the Speaker:

LI Yong was appointed Director General of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in June 2013. Prior to this, Mr LI had an extensive career as a senior economic and financial policy-maker including; Vice‐Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China and member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank for over a decade. He played a key role in China’s cooperation with multilateral development organisations, such as the World Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank.