Brussels, 18 November: Africa Industrialization Day 2010 (UNIDO)

Africa Industrialization Day 2010 poster - thumbnailTogether with the ACP secretariat and the AU Commission, UNIDO will celebrate the Africa Industrialization Day. This year’s motto is “competitive industries for the development of Africa".

Date and time: Thursday, 18 November 2010 at 12am
Venue: ACP secretariat


  • Welcome message by Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary General of the ACP Secretariat
  • Introduction by Mr. Christophe Yvetot, Representative to the European Union,
  • Message from H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General by Mr Antonio Vigilante, Representative of the UN Secretariat General to the European Union
  • Joint message from AU, UNECA, UNIDO by Mr. Cheikh Tidiane NIANG, African Union Representative (a.i.) in Brussels 
  • Messages of main partners on “Competitive Industries for the Development of Africa” in the light of the EU-Africa Business Forum (26-27 Nov.) and the Africa-EU Summit (29-30 Nov.)  

With participation of representatives from the EU Presidency (Belgium), the European Commission, the African Union, the ACP Secretariat, private sector and UNIDO

Hosted by:

  • UNIDO, ACP secretariat, African Union Commission

RSVP: by invitation only