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  • Climate action: organic waste as fuel in a circular economy
    Climate action: organic waste as fuel in a circular economy

    SINGAPORE, 12 July 2018 – The Secretariats of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have organized a workshop as part of the Regional Technical Expert Meetings on Mitigation (TEMs-M) and the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action.

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  • Accelerating the energy transition in landlocked developing countries
    Accelerating the energy transition in landlocked developing countries

    NEW York, 12 July 2018 - The 32 landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), with a total population of more than 480 million people, face development challenges resulting from their lack of access to the sea and their remoteness and isolation from world markets. Investment in energy infrastructure underpins the ability of LLDCs to structurally transform their economies and boost their trade potential.

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  • Statistical Country Briefs
    Statistical Country Briefs

    Statistics for major indicators of industrial performance are presented by country to meet the needs of a wide range of data users. The country data are given in comparison with figures for the geographical region or development group it belongs to.

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  • UNIDO shows strong participation at the Sixth GEF Assembly
    UNIDO shows strong participation at the Sixth GEF Assembly

    DA NANG, 29 June 2018 – A UNIDO delegation led by Director General LI Yong took active part in the Sixth Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly held between 23 and 29 June 2018 in Da Nang, Viet Nam. The event marks the beginning of the seventh replenishment of the GEF (GEF-7) – which has achieved donor pledges of US$4.1 billion for the next four-year cycle – and brought together environmental ministers and other senior officials from the GEF’s 183 member countries.

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  • UNIDO Evaluation Manual
    UNIDO Evaluation Manual

    Evaluation is key to increasing UNIDO’s efficiency, effectiveness and impact. It assures accountability and supports management, and also drives learning and innovation through in-depth assessment of the Organization’s interventions, strategies and policies. Understanding the reasons for success or failure supports UNIDO in scaling up successful approaches.

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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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  • Annual Report 2017
    Annual Report 2017

    The Annual Report 2017 informs on another active year for the Organization. The first review of SDG implementation by the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF), to which the Industrial Development Board contributed substantively, was important for UNIDO, as it included the in-depth review of SDG 9.

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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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  • 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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