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  • New issue of UNIDO’s Making It magazine focuses on partnerships for impact
    New issue of UNIDO’s Making It magazine focuses on partnerships for impact

    In the new issue of UNIDO’s quarterly discussion magazine, Making It, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, writes that the world can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if we “build formidable alliances across stakeholders, including governments, the private sector, parliamentarians, civil society, academia and citizens”.

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  • UNIDO’s EXPO engages participants in lively exchange of ideas
    UNIDO’s EXPO engages participants in lively exchange of ideas

    It is the last day of UNIDO’s 17th General Conference. Over 700 people gathered in Vienna for the past five days to discuss and interact on different topics. On the sidelines of the main plenary and events, an EXPO took place showcasing and promoting ideas and experiences.

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  • The Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa – partnering for sustainable economic transformation
    The Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa – partnering for sustainable economic transformation

    VIENNA, 30 November - In July 2016, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution proclaiming the period 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDAIII). UNIDO was tasked with leading the implementation of the Decade, in collaboration with a range of partners.

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  • Industrial Development Report 2018 launched
    Industrial Development Report 2018 launched

    VIENNA, 29 November 2017 -  UNIDO launched its 2018 Industrial Development Report today at an event held on the sidelines of the seventeenth session of the UNIDO General Conference.

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  • Industry 4.0 – closing the technology gap
    Industry 4.0 – closing the technology gap

    Representatives from the private sector, governments and academia met today at the 17th Session of the UNIDO general conference for a panel discussion titled, ‘Industry 4.0: the opportunities behind the challenge’.

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  • TEDx talks on circular economy – closing the loop
    TEDx talks on circular economy – closing the loop

    VIENNA, 29 November – UNIDO partnered with TEDx Donauinsel to present a series of thought-provoking talks on the circular economy as a side event during the 17th Session of the General Conference.

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  • World Women Leaders Talk
    World Women Leaders Talk

    VIENNA, 27 November – A high-level panel discussion of the role of political leadership for the advancement of the 2030 Agenda brought together the President of the Republic of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca; the Director General of UNIDO, LI Yong, and the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations and President of the UNIDO General Conference, Alena Kupchyna.

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  • Cambodia becomes the first country in Asia to agree a Programme for Country Partnership with UNIDO
    Cambodia becomes the first country in Asia to agree a Programme for Country Partnership with UNIDO

    VIENNA, 28 November 2017 – Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister of Industry and Handicraft of Cambodia, and LI Yong, Director General of the UNIDO, have signed a Joint Declaration on a PCP for 2018-2023.

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  • Evolving partnerships through the PCP, focus of UNIDO’s Sixth ISID Forum
    Evolving partnerships through the PCP, focus of UNIDO’s Sixth ISID Forum

    VIENNA, 27 November 2017 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today held its Sixth Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) Forum on the sidelines of the Organization’s 17th General Conference. The event discussed some of the key features of the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) model, the progress achieved in Ethiopia, Senegal and Peru, and the gradual roll-out of new PCPs.

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  • Austria partners with UNIDO to boost sustainable energy in Central America
    Austria partners with UNIDO to boost sustainable energy in Central America

    VIENNA, 28 November 2017 – On the margins of the 17th session of the General Conference, Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Deputy to the Director General of UNIDO, and Robert Zeiner, Head of International Programmes at the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), signed an agreement on initial funding for the first operational phase of the new Central American Integration System Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SICREEE).

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  • UNIDO and the Russian Federation to strengthen cooperation
    UNIDO and the Russian Federation to strengthen cooperation

    VIENNA, 28 November 2017 - Partnerships are essential for achieving inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) and meeting the ambitious 2030 Agenda. The common vision of strong partnerships upscaling the impact of development efforts is a key theme of the Memorandum on a Strategic Partnership between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of the Russian Federation initiated on the sidelines of the 17th Session of the UNIDO General Conference.

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  • UNIDO’s Fourth Donor Meeting highlights the benefits of multilateralism in achieving the SDGs
    UNIDO’s Fourth Donor Meeting highlights the benefits of multilateralism in achieving the SDGs

    VIENNA, 28 November – UNIDO hosted its Fourth Donor Meeting today as part of the seventeenth session of the UNIDO General Conference.

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  • Director General re-appointed for second term as 17th UNIDO General Conference opens
    Director General re-appointed for second term as 17th UNIDO General Conference opens

    VIENNA, 27 November – LI Yong was today re-appointed for a second term as the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) at the opening of the seventeenth session of the Organization’s General Conference.

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