UNIDO DG: AU Endorses Dr Oqubay of Ethiopia as Sole African Candidate
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UNIDO DG: AU Endorses Dr Oqubay of Ethiopia as Sole African Candidate

The African Union (AU) has unanimously endorsed Dr. Arkebe Oqubay of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, as the sole African candidate for the post of Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

AU made the announcement in a press release on its official website on Friday, March 5. According to the organization, the members of the union have strong confidence in the ability of the candidate to ensure equitable and sustainable global industrialization.

The statement read, “The 38th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union held on 3 and 4 February 2021 unanimously endorsed the candidature of Dr. Arkebe Oqubay of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, as the sole African candidate for the post of Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).”

It added, “Dr. Arkebe has spent more than thirty years at the forefront of implementing inclusive and sustainable industrial development policies and as a champion of transformational economic development in Africa. African leaders emphasized the importance of UNIDO being led by a competent Director-General and voiced their confidence in the world-class caliber of Dr. Oqubay’s candidature including his formidable leadership qualities to ensure equitable and sustainable global industrialization.”

 

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