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Closer cooperation between BIR and the UN

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed a joint declaration to facilitate closer cooperation between the two bodies.

The agreement is the result of UNIDO’s official support of Global Recycling Day, launched by the world recycling organisation and held for the first time on 18 March 2018. UNIDO has published a statement on its website endorsing the initiative and encouraging people to sign a BIR petition.

Promote recycling practices 

The declaration, which was signed in Vienna by BIR president Ranjit Baxi and UNIDO director General LI Yong, sets out how both organisations will ‘promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development by supporting sustainable recycling practices and industries.’

Dialogue and action

‘I am very proud that we have signed this joint declaration, which is a big step forward to facilitate cooperation between BIR and the United Nations,’ says Baxi. ‘I would like to thank UNIDO and their director general Li for providing this great opportunity of dialogue and common action.’

Both organisations are looking at jointly organising specific activities or events, exchanging information about recycling and keeping each other informed on recycling-related activities and events.

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