Annual Report 2017

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  • Driving structural change through global value chains integration
    Driving structural change through global value chains integration

    VIENNA, 18 June 2018 – World-renowned policy experts and academics, as well as high-level practitioners and policymakers came together today for the 2018 Forum on Globalization and Industrialization to explore the potential of Global Value Chains (GVCs) for driving structural change.

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  • New study shows close link between GVCs participation and economic development
    New study shows close link between GVCs participation and economic development

    VIENNA, 18 June 2018 – Participation in Global Value Chains (GVCs) can play an important role in a country’s development, however countries must reach a certain threshold in industrial competitiveness to be able to integrate GVCs.

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  • Sustainable City solutions in spotlight at global celebrations of World Environment Day
    Sustainable City solutions in spotlight at global celebrations of World Environment Day

    NEW DELHI, 5 June 2018 – India is the global host of this year’s World Environment Day (WED) and on the occasion, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) joined the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), UN Environment Programme and UN Habitat to discuss the opportunities and challenges of addressing the environmental impacts of urbanization.

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  • Industry 4.0 for smart sustainable cities in Latin America
    Industry 4.0 for smart sustainable cities in Latin America

    BUENOS AIRES, 30 May 2018 – Innovative policies and regulatory frameworks are key to harnessing the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to revolutionize urban infrastructures and improve the quality of life of people in Latin America.

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  • 2018 Forum on Globalization and Industrialization open for registration
    2018 Forum on Globalization and Industrialization open for registration

    VIENNA, 22 May 2018 – Interested participants can now register for a major Forum to be held on 18 June 2018 in Vienna, Austria, focusing on global value chains (GVCs) as drivers of structural change.

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  • Clean energy transition needs entrepreneurial eco-systems and knowledge sharing
    Clean energy transition needs entrepreneurial eco-systems and knowledge sharing

    VIENNA, 16 May 2018 – The Vienna Energy Forum 2018 Special Session concluded yesterday with participants agreeing that the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is essential for the achievement of both the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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  • Cleantech innovation showcased at VEF2018
    Cleantech innovation showcased at VEF2018

    VIENNA, 15 May 2018 - Innovative cleantech solutions were showcased today during the Vienna Energy Forum 2018 special spotlight on cleantech innovation and entrepreneurship for prosperity.

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  • Entrepreneurs pitch their projects at the PFAN Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum
    Entrepreneurs pitch their projects at the PFAN Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum

    VIENNA, 17 May 2018. Eight clean energy entrepreneurs from West Africa and Asia had the opportunity to pitch their projects directly to investors at the Private Financing Advisory Network’s (PFAN) second global Climate & Clean Energy Investment Forum.

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  • Austria partners with UNIDO and the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) to boost sustainable energy technology markets and innovation
    Austria partners with UNIDO and the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) to boost sustainable energy technology markets and innovation

    VIENNA, 14 May 2018 – During the 2018 Vienna Energy Forum, Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Deputy to the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Robert Zeiner, Head of International Programmes at the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), signed a funding agreement on the preparatory phase of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Clean Energy Centre (ECEC).

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  • UNIDO Director General strengthens partnership with the Belt and Road Initiative on innovation and investment for inclusive and sustainable industrial development
    UNIDO Director General strengthens partnership with the Belt and Road Initiative on innovation and investment for inclusive and sustainable industrial development

    SHANGHAI, 21 April 2018 – UNIDO DG LI Yong, attended a range of events and bilateral meetings focused on strengthening collaboration between UNIDO and China.

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