China's story of eliminating Freon: a road to greener development

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  • Eco-design can reduce environmental impact of industrial development – UNIDO Director General
    Eco-design can reduce environmental impact of industrial development – UNIDO Director General

    GUANGZHOU, 6 December 2019 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, has highlighted the capacity of eco-design to accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development.    Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Wo

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  • Publication of small hydropower technical guidelines
    Publication of small hydropower technical guidelines

    VIENNA, 4 December 2019 - The United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published Technical Guidelines for the Development of Small Hydropower Plants. Small hydropower (SHP) is increasingly seen as an important renewable energy solution to meet the challenge of the electrific

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  • UNIDO unveils food and drug supervision Centre of Excellence in China
    UNIDO unveils food and drug supervision Centre of Excellence in China

    BEIJING, 25 November 2019 - A new Centre of Excellence (CoE) project that aims to deliver a competency-based and internationally-recognized food safety training qualification system has been unveiled in Beijing. The project launch was witnessed by stakeholder representatives: the United Na

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  • Apply for the Global Chemical Leasing Award
    Apply for the Global Chemical Leasing Award

    VIENNA, 2 December 2019 - The fifth Global Chemical Leasing Award ceremony will take place in October 2020 during the Fifth Meeting of the International Conference on Chemicals Management in Bonn, Germany. Companies and individuals are invited to submit entries for the Award in the following fi

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  • UNIDO publishes International Guidelines for Industrial Parks
    UNIDO publishes International Guidelines for Industrial Parks

    VIENNA, 29 November 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published the International Guidelines for Industrial Parks providing step-by-step advice on the planning, development and operation of industrial parks for different stakeholders, including industrial park

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  • UNIDO at the Investment for Africa Forum 2019
    UNIDO at the Investment for Africa Forum 2019

    CAIRO, 29 November, 2019 - A high-level mission from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) participated in Africa 2019: Investment for Africa Forum on 22-23 November in the New Administrative Capital in east Cairo. The forum is a platform for bringing together governments, t

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  • Bringing the YES Declaration to Africa: Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-employment as a source of decent jobs for youth across the continent
    Bringing the YES Declaration to Africa: Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-employment as a source of decent jobs for youth across the continent

    ADDIS ABABA, 20 November 2019 – The second Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment (YES) Forum brought together more than 600 participants, of whom around 40% were youth, and included policymakers, business associations, academia, investors and development partners. It was co-organized by ITC, UNIDO, UNCDF, UNCTAD and ILO, who are partners of the Global Initiative for Decent Jobs for Youth in alliance with the Africa Industrialization Week 2019 and the World Export Development Forum.

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  • Vienna Discussion Forum 2019 on ending violence against women
    Vienna Discussion Forum 2019 on ending violence against women

    VIENNA, 21 November 2019 - The first Vienna Discussion Forum, a platform to discuss and call for action on gender equality within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressed gender-based violence from the perspective of the respective mandates of UNIDO and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), namely women’s economic empowerment (SDGs 8 and 9), and crime prevention, criminal justice responses (SDG 16).

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  • Top industry awards for South African industrial energy efficiency project
    Top industry awards for South African industrial energy efficiency project

    PRETORIA, 27 November 2019 - The South Africa Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) project team received the highest recognition from the energy efficiency fraternity when it walked away with two awards when the Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC) held its 14th conference on 14 No

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  • Germany and UNIDO reinforce partnership through strategic talks
    Germany and UNIDO reinforce partnership through strategic talks

    BERLIN, 26-27 November – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Germany have agreed to reinforce their partnership during high-level strategic talks in Berlin, hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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