В должность генерального директора ЮНИДО вступил Герд Мюллер


Gerd Müller, the former Germany’s Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, has taken over as the new Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) based on a recommendation by the UNIDO Industrial Development Board in July.

His four-year appointment years was approved by the delegates at the 19th session of the UNIDO General Conference in Vienna. Müller succeeds UNIDO Director General LI Yong, who has led the organization since 2013.

In his address to the delegates of the General Conference, Müller thanked LI Yong and all the organization’s employees for their successful work over the last eight years and pledged to strengthen UNIDO’s position by creating a global platform for the transfer of technology, the exchange of knowledge and experience, and the promotion of digitalization.

In addition, Müller said it is crucial to work together to overcome global problems. He called for cooperation between Russia, India, the United States, the United Kingdom, and China.

Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation Sergey Federyakov congratulated Müller on Russia’s behalf on his election as UNIDO Director General and expressed readiness to continue the existing constructive collaboration in order to implement the priorities of the global socioeconomic agenda in a timely and effective manner.

Russian Federation Council Speaker and Chair of Council of the Eurasian Women’s Forum Galina Karelova also commented on Müller’s appointment to his new position and described the UNIDO a time-tested partner with which Russia has had productive cooperation for 55 years. She offered high praise for collaboration as part of projects that aim to support women’s leadership and entrepreneurship. In conclusion, Karelova expressed confidence in the further development of an international dialogue and stressed that there is high potential for joint work given the current economic realities and new challenges.