WorldSkills Competition 2013, supported by UNIDO, to open in Leipzig on Monday
LEIPZIG/VIENNA, 26 June 2013 – More than 200 participants from around the world are expected to attend the conference, “Green industrial skills for sustainable development – risks and challenges for the Least Developed Countries”, which will open in Leipzig on 1 July.
The event will promote green industrial skills, and the sustainable technical and vocational training that are deemed crucial for a better future of the young generation worldwide.
In a personal message to the conference participants, Nobel Prize Laureate, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar, said that the words “green, skills and youth” are very important if we want to preserve our planet, and make our future safe and happy. “Please use your skills and come up with all kinds of ideas and take it forward for a better, brighter future,” she said.
The event is being organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and WorldSkills Germany, with support from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the WorldSkills Foundation.
The conference will be opened by Fatima Haram Acyl, African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry; Guenter Nooke, the German Chancellor’s representative for Africa; and Theodor Niehaus, President of WorldSkills Leipzig 2013.
Journalists are invited to attend a news conference at 11:45, on Monday, 1 July, at the Conference Centre Leipzig (CCL).
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