The Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) met with the Director General of UNIDO (Vienna)

Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as of 10 December 2021, has had various leadership positions from an early stage in his career. Following his tenure as a Member of the European Parliament, he was appointed Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection in 2005. In 2013, he was appointed Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development in the German Government, a post he held until 2021.

UNIDO, seated at the UN campus in Vienna, is the specialized agency of the United Nations with a unique mandate to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial and economic development. UNIDO supports countries to industrialize in ways that foster digital and green transitions and accelerate progress with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Schirrmacher and Müller have a longer experience of cooperation, especially around religion and development as well as freedom of religion or belief, from Müller’s time as federal minister.


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