The second Japan-UNIDO Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation Dialogue was held on May 12, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. LI Yong (Director General of UNIDO), Mr. Taizo Nishikawa (Deputy to the Director General) and other officers from UNIDO Headquarters and UNIDO ITPO Tokyo participated in this dialogue as the hosts of this dialogue. From the Japanese side, representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) as well as from municipalities, public organizations and private sector companies participated in this meeting. The meeting focused on UNIDO’s approach to industrialization in Africa, including UNIDO’s activities in the area of energy, and the utilization of Japanese technologies and investments to advance inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
As one of only two Japanese, private sector companies who have concluded a MOU with UNIDO, Nomura Kohsan engaged in the discussions by explaining the ongoing, collaborative project between UNIDO and Nomura Kohsan in the Philippines.
Mr. LI Yong specifically referred to our efforts to expand proper mercury treatment technology as an example of the cooperation between Japanese companies and UNIDO, which was then published in Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Ltd., a leading daily newspaper specializing on industrial affairs.