Press Release

Joint Declaration between United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan

November 10, 2020

Outlines

  • To facilitate close cooperation between UNIDO and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, in collaboration with multi-stakeholders, with the objective of serving their common interests in advancing the goals and targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through their cooperation.
  • In the context of serving the above mentioned common interests, to promote cooperation between UNIDO and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan in the following areas:
  1. Climate change and the Paris Agreement, including the long-term low green house gas emission development strategies, under the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC);
  2. Circular economy, including green products, sound waste management and marine plastic litter reduction;

  3. Fluorocarbons life cycle management and the Montreal Protocol;
  4. Reduction of industrial pollution, elimination and reduction of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and the Stockholm Convention;
  5. Life cycle management of mercury and the Minamata Convention on Mercury;

  6. Any additional areas that may subsequently be regarded as mutually beneficial by UNIDO and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan.
  • ŸTo facilitate participation at meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences, sharing of experience, information, knowledge, expertise and best practices in the fields of cooperation mentioned above between UNIDO and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan.
  • To review the progress achieved in cooperation between UNIDO and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan on a regular basis, as appropriate, following the signing of this Joint Declaration and to decide then on any further measures that may be desirable to enhance that cooperation.

* United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

 UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability

 The mandate of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development in developing and emerging countries and economies in transition.

 Established in 1966, UNIDO is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. The organization boasts 170 member states and maintains a worldwide network of 3 liaison offices, 49 regional/country offices, and 9 investment and technology promotion offices (ITPOs). LI Yong is Director General of UNIDO since June 2013.

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