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  • GMIS 2020 Virtual Summit breaks new ground, hosts country and multilateral leaders
    GMIS 2020 Virtual Summit breaks new ground, hosts country and multilateral leaders

    VIENNA, 7 September - Policymakers, private sector leaders, and representatives of the research community and civil society participated in the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation (GMIS) 2020 Virtual Summit from 4-5 September, to reflect on “glocalization: towards inclusive and sustainable value chains”.

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  • UNIDO, Switzerland, agree to strengthen relations at highest level and broaden the scope of a regular strategic dialogue
    UNIDO, Switzerland, agree to strengthen relations at highest level and broaden the scope of a regular strategic dialogue

    BERN, 9 September 2020 - A delegation from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), headed by Director General, LI Yong, has travelled to the Swiss capital to hold talks with Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs.

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  • World manufacturing set for biggest collapse in decades but impacts uneven – UNIDO report 
    World manufacturing set for biggest collapse in decades but impacts uneven – UNIDO report 

    VIENNA, 3 September 2020 - During the second quarter of 2020, manufacturing production fell sharply in most countries around the world, with the notable exception of China where output had already returned to moderate growth. On current estimates, UNIDO expects a decline in global manufacturing value added of 8.4 per cent for the year as a whole, which would make 2020 the worst year on official records for the sector.

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  • GMIS 2020 Virtual Summit tackles glocalization and inclusive and sustainable value chains
    GMIS 2020 Virtual Summit tackles glocalization and inclusive and sustainable value chains

    VIENNA, 3 September - A high-level audience of international policymakers, private sector leaders, renowned academics and civil society representatives are addressing “glocalization: towards inclusive and sustainable value chains” during the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation (GMIS) 2020 Virtual Summit taking place online from 4- 5 September.

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  • Investment guide for the automotive sector in Colombia published
    Investment guide for the automotive sector in Colombia published

    BOGOTA, 1 September 2020 – Guide for Investors: Colombian Automotive Industry has been published by ProColombia, the Colombian government’s agency charged with promoting domestic and foreign investments and exports, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The Guide

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  • Together against the crisis: industry can be key to building back better
    Together against the crisis: industry can be key to building back better

    VIENNA, 1 September 2020 - Industrial development and industrialization can help the world recover from the COVID-19 pandemic by getting economies and livelihoods quickly back on their feet. But, more than this, industry can be key to building back better, to safeguarding prosperity for the long term.

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  • Development prospects for Latin America and the Caribbean in a post-COVID-19 world
    Development prospects for Latin America and the Caribbean in a post-COVID-19 world

    VIENNA, 25 August 2020 - In May 2020, Latin America and the Caribbean became the epicenter of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the number of positive cases and deaths related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to grow at a fast pace. The severity of the health crisis is exacerbated by the structural problems that characterize the region in areas such as health, social and economic inequality, political strife, violence and insecurity, as well as environmental degradation. The outbreak of COVID-19 threatens to reverse economic and social progress achieved in the region over the last decade; moreover, it compromises prospects of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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  • Green Climate Fund approves UNIDO's accreditation application
    Green Climate Fund approves UNIDO's accreditation application

    26 August 2020 - The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the world’s largest dedicated fund helping developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and enhance their ability to respond to climate change. The recently concluded GCF Board meeting - held virtually for the first time - has approved the application by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to become an Accredited Entity, allowing the organization access to funding for projects.

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  • UNIDO Director General delivers message of peace and solidarity on occasion of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima
    UNIDO Director General delivers message of peace and solidarity on occasion of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima

    VIENNA, 6 August 2020 - On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, UNIDO Director General LI Yong has conveyed the following message to Matsui Kazumi, Mayor of the City of Hiroshima: On behalf of UNIDO and in my own name, I wish to pay tribute to the victims and survivor

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