UNIDO Headquarters Vienna: A German Is to Become the Next Director General

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: August 18, 2021; 12:04 ♦ (Vindobona)

Germany's Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Mr. Gerd Müller has been selected to become the next Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Learn more about Mr. Gerd Müller (Mueller) and read what he and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said about his nomination.

Gerd Müller, future Director General of UNIDO (right), with Permanent Representative of Poland to UNIDO and President of the Industrial Development Board responsible for recommending Müller, Dominika Krois (left). / Picture: © UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization

The Industrial Development Board of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has recommended Gerd Müller of Germany to be the Organization’s next Director General.

UNIDO was established in 1966 with the goal of promoting industrial development in developing countries and the so‑called transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe and fostering their integration into the world economy. It also aims to improve the environmental soundness and sustainability of industrialization. …