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  • USD 180 million investment to tackle the hidden cost of gold
    USD 180 million investment to tackle the hidden cost of gold

    LONDON, 18 February, 2019 – Urgent action is needed to protect millions of men, women and children exposed to toxic levels of mercury through gold production every year, according to the backers of a new USD180 million programme to reform the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASGM) sector.

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  • Interactive discussions take place at the UN on the safety of pharmaceuticals
    Interactive discussions take place at the UN on the safety of pharmaceuticals

    VIENNA, 15 February 2018 – Tackling the challenge of affordable and quality medicine worldwide – and especially in developing countries – was the focus of an interactive conference on 'The safety of pharmaceuticals', organized by UNIDO and Le Cercle (the francophone association of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna), with the support of the Group of Francophone Ambassadors in Vienna (GAF).

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  • UNIDO fosters dynamic dialogue on women’s economic empowerment in Europe and Central Asia
    UNIDO fosters dynamic dialogue on women’s economic empowerment in Europe and Central Asia

    VIENNA, 8 February 2018 – UNIDO continues to promote a dynamic dialogue on women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship, also through today’s promotional event titled “UNIDO as a global platform for the promotion of women’s economic empowerment – Initiatives in Europe and Central Asia”.

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  • EU-funded Industrial Upgrading and Quality Infrastructure programmes for Central Africa successfully implemented
    EU-funded Industrial Upgrading and Quality Infrastructure programmes for Central Africa successfully implemented

    LIBREVILLE, 7 February 2018 – The closing ceremony of two projects focusing on industrial upgrading and quality infrastructure development in Central Africa was held from 6-7 February 2019 in Libreville, Gabon.

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  • Albania steps up fight against climate change
    Albania steps up fight against climate change

    TIRANA, 18 January 2019 – Albania has ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. It will reduce use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), powerful greenhouse gases used mainly in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment, which are thousands of times more harmful to the climate than CO2.

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  • UN, World Economic Forum and partners come together to address e-waste challenges
    UN, World Economic Forum and partners come together to address e-waste challenges

    DAVOS, 24 January 2019 – Seven UN entities have come together, supported by the World Economic Forum, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to call for an overhaul of the current electronics system, with the aim of supporting international efforts to address e-waste challenges.

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  • Italy to contribute EUR 5.8 million to three new UNIDO projects in Africa and the MENA region
    Italy to contribute EUR 5.8 million to three new UNIDO projects in Africa and the MENA region

    VIENNA, 24 January 2019 - Italy’s continued support for inclusive and sustainable industrial development was emphatically reiterated today, as Director General Giorgio Marrapodi of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation signed two new funding agreements of EUR 4.5 mill

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  • Combatting air and water pollution in the Kyrgyz Republic
    Combatting air and water pollution in the Kyrgyz Republic

    BISHKEK, 16 January 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has convened a high-level workshop to present a draft “Health and Pollution Action Plan” for validation by Kyrgyz and international stakeholders. This action plan was developed in the context of a global projec

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  • UNIDO and imfino to mobilize finance innovations to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals
    UNIDO and imfino to mobilize finance innovations to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals

    VIENNA, 10 January 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and imfino (Impact Finance Organization) have signed a joint declaration that establishes a framework for cooperation with the objective of promoting and accelerating the achievement of the goals of the 2030 Age

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  • Innovation: key to solving climate change and promoting prosperity
    Innovation: key to solving climate change and promoting prosperity

    KATOWICE, 14 December 2018 - In the recently launched landmark report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s leading scientists warned that we only have 12 years to prevent the global environmental catastrophe caused by irreversible climate change.

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