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  • Digitalization crucial to SIDS’ COVID-19 recovery, long-term development
    Digitalization crucial to SIDS’ COVID-19 recovery, long-term development

    VIENNA, 12 January 2021 - The upscaling of digital technologies presents a host of opportunities for small island developing states (SIDS) to diversify their economies, boost manufacturing, gain greater access to global value chains, and improve disaster preparedness. However, significant obstacles

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  • UNIDO and the Republic of Uzbekistan sign Joint Declaration
    UNIDO and the Republic of Uzbekistan sign Joint Declaration

    VIENNA, 22 December 2020 – LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Jamshid Kuchkarov, Minister of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan, have signed a Joint Declaration for an initial period of four years. &n

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  • Building back better: US$17.8m for UNIDO projects in support of ozone protection and climate action
    Building back better: US$17.8m for UNIDO projects in support of ozone protection and climate action

    VIENNA, 18 December 2020 - In the midst of the global pandemic, the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MLF) has successfully organized two intersessional approval processes to ensure continued funding for developing count

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  • UNIDO secures over US$21m in GEF funding
    UNIDO secures over US$21m in GEF funding

    VIENNA, 11 December 2020 – The Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) 59th Council Meeting, chaired for the first time by the newly appointed CEO, Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, has approved proposals for over US$21m of funding submitted by UNIDO.

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  • Building back better together: resilience cannot be achieved by turning inwards
    Building back better together: resilience cannot be achieved by turning inwards

    VIENNA, 15 December 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is putting globalization to the test. In this context, the key challenges of assessing risks to global value chain risks and developing strategies to increase their resilience were the focus of the fifth edition of the Forum on Globalization and Industrialization, the joint initiative of UNIDO and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel).

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  • Africa: tech-skills for sustainable water management and youth employment
    Africa: tech-skills for sustainable water management and youth employment

    BRUSSELS, 8 December 2020 – “World water consumption is growing at a frenetic rate…more than 900 million people in the world still do not have access to sufficient drinking water resources, including 340 million in sub-Saharan Africa. In such a context, good water management is more essential than e

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  • UNIDO and Royal Government of Cambodia sign Programme for Country Partnership
    UNIDO and Royal Government of Cambodia sign Programme for Country Partnership

    PHNOM PENH, 10 December 2020 – UNIDO Director General, LI Yong, and Cambodia’s Senior Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation, Kitti Settha Pandita Cham Prasidh, have today signed a Programme for Country Partnership.

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  • Climate change adaptation and resilience: Adaptation Fund accredits UNIDO as implementing entity
    Climate change adaptation and resilience: Adaptation Fund accredits UNIDO as implementing entity

    WASHINGTON D.C.,10 December 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has been accredited by the Adaptation Fund as its 52nd implementing entity. UNIDO is the 14th multilateral implementing entity to be accredited by the Fund, joining six regional and 32 national implemen

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