On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of United Nations Industrial Development (UNIDO), an EXPO is organized from 21 to 25 November 2016 with participation of all member states of UNIDO. The Expo was held under the slogan ‘Together for a Sustainable Future’ promoting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals by focusing on the five themes of critical importance for humanity and the People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and partnership.
During the one week celebrations of 50th Anniversary of UNIDO, Wednesday, 23rd of November 2016 had been allocated for member states of Asia and Pacific region of UNIDO family to showcase their national food items at the EXPO premises.
The Embassy and the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Vienna organized a ‘Tea Event’ at the EXPO having a promotional booth on 23rd November 2016 at the United Nations Office in Vienna showcasing different regional brands of Ceylon black tea. The Ceylon Tea Board granted four different regional tastes of Ceylon tea. The Tea Promotional booth was decorated with items which depicts Sri Lankan identity. Visitors to the Tea stall of Sri Lanka were offered cups of Ceylon tea and they were gifted packets of small tea bags.
The Celebrations of 50th Anniversary of UNIDO was attended by Political leaders, high level participants, policy makers Experts from all over the world, Diplomatic representatives based in Vienna, representative from donor organizations, beneficiaries of UNIDO’S interventions, 200-300 young researchers, 1,000 general public participants, 4700 staff in Vienna international Centre and the private sector.
The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka