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  • Leather industry associations of Mongolia and Russia forge export-import business partnerships
    Leather industry associations of Mongolia and Russia forge export-import business partnerships

    MOSCOW, 19 March 2019 - Representatives of the Mongolian Association of Leather Industry (MALI) have attended Mos Shoes, the biggest business-to-business footwear exhibition in Russia and Eastern Europe. The exhibition included a forum on the theme, “Development of international cooperation in tanning and shoe sphere”, during which participants discussed the current situation in the world tanning and shoe market, trends and development forecasts of development and the prevailing conditions in international markets.

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  • OECD, UNIDO report on Southeast Asian SMEs’ integration into GVCs launched in France and Thailand
    OECD, UNIDO report on Southeast Asian SMEs’ integration into GVCs launched in France and Thailand

    PARIS/BANGKOK, 12-15 March 2019 – A new report, titled “Integrating Southeast Asian SMEs in global value chains (GVCs): Enabling linkages with foreign investors”, developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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  • Tackling e-waste challenges in Latin America
    Tackling e-waste challenges in Latin America

    SAN JOSE, 15 March 2019 - The issue of e-waste continues to represent a threat to both the global environment and human health, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. E-waste is the quickest-growing waste stream in the world. Currently, the world produces approximately 50 million tonnes of e-waste a year. This equals the total weight of all the commercial airliners ever made. This figure is predicted to rise to 120m tonnes by 2050.

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  • Infrastructure that works for women: gender dimensions of energy and industry
    Infrastructure that works for women: gender dimensions of energy and industry

    NEW YORK CITY, 14 March 2019 - During the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women taking place at UN Headquarters, UNIDO hosted a side-event: “Infrastructure that works for women: Gender dimensions of energy and industry”, in conjunction with the Permanent Missions of Finland, Grenada,

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  • UNIDO and GACC partnering to upgrade Ethiopia's livestock industry
    UNIDO and GACC partnering to upgrade Ethiopia's livestock industry

    VIENNA, 12 March 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), together with the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC), have organized a workshop to improve collaboration on a project to upgrade Ethiopia's livestock sector.

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  • How can digital technology support gender equality in the MENA region?
    How can digital technology support gender equality in the MENA region?

    NEW YORK CITY, 12 March 2019 – The exponential growth of digital technology creates new opportunities for women to engage in the digital economy, including e-commerce. This can enable access to new markets for imports and exports, thereby connecting women-led businesses to the rest of the world. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, these opportunities must be seized.

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  • Japan provides over US$5.8 million to support UNIDO projects
    Japan provides over US$5.8 million to support UNIDO projects

    VIENNA, 11 March 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has welcomed an announcement by the Government of Japan that it will contribute over US$5.8 million to nine projects in Ethiopia, Gabon, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, South Sudan, the State of Palestine and the Syrian Arab Republic.

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  • Making it circular: the role of industries in circular cities
    Making it circular: the role of industries in circular cities

    NEW YORK CITY, 5 March 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization, together with the Permanent Missions of Austria, Ecuador, Slovenia, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UNDESA, has organized an event, “Making it Circular: The Role of Industries in Circular Cities”. The event took

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  • UNIDO, OECD launch report on Southeast Asian SMEs integration into GVCs
    UNIDO, OECD launch report on Southeast Asian SMEs integration into GVCs

    VIENNA, 26 February 2019 – Foreign investment has huge potential for supporting the integration of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into global value chains (GVCs). It, however, needs to be combined with tailored policies and increased linkages between multinational and domestic firms if it is to lead to inclusive and sustainable growth.

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  • Growth of global manufacturing slowed in 2018 according to UNIDO Industrial Statistics Yearbook
    Growth of global manufacturing slowed in 2018 according to UNIDO Industrial Statistics Yearbook

    VIENNA, 27 February 2019 – The rate of global manufacturing growth has slowed, mainly as a consequence of trade and tariff barriers, according to the International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2019 published by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). World manufactur

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