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8th Ministerial Conference of the Least Developed Countries

The Emirate's Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | 2 November 2019

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  • UNIDO champions Africa’s industrialization through high-level IDDA III event and promotes sustainable energy for SIDS during UNGA
    UNIDO champions Africa’s industrialization through high-level IDDA III event and promotes sustainable energy for SIDS during UNGA

    NEW YORK, 30 September 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) actively participated in numerous high-level activities surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which took place from 17 to 27 September in New York, including by organizing a series of high-

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  • UNIDO and partners discuss climate change, circular economy and more at 9th Green Standards Week
    UNIDO and partners discuss climate change, circular economy and more at 9th Green Standards Week

    VALENCIA, 4 October 2019 - The City of València hosted the 9th Green Standards Week from 1 to 4 October, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) together with Spain's  Ministry of Economy and Business and the Secretary of State for Digital Advancement. More than 25 partners

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  • UNIDO and Mitsui to raise awareness of environmental impact of plastic leakage and advocate for more sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic products in Africa
    UNIDO and Mitsui to raise awareness of environmental impact of plastic leakage and advocate for more sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic products in Africa

    TOKYO, 7 October 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (hereafter referred to as “Mitsui”) have agreed on a collaboration and partnership framework to work to promote awareness of more environmentally sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic products in Africa. The aim is to minimize leakage of plastic waste into the environment with an inclusive and sustainable industrial development initiative as a follow-up to the TICAD7 Yokohama Declaration 2019.

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  • Promoting innovation and infrastructure development within IDDA III: a pathway for boosting manufacturing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    Promoting innovation and infrastructure development within IDDA III: a pathway for boosting manufacturing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    NEW YORK, 25 September 2019 – The third high-level event on the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III) discussed strategies and policies to leverage global partnerships in support of inclusive and sustainable industrial development in Africa, taking into account the challenges and

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  • Event celebrates cities’ and youth leadership in combating climate change
    Event celebrates cities’ and youth leadership in combating climate change

    NEW YORK, 23 September 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat), the Republic of Kenya and the Republic of Turkey organized a high-level evening event to highlight cities’ and youth leadership in combating clima

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  • Climate Technology Centre and Network welcomes its new Director
    Climate Technology Centre and Network welcomes its new Director

    COPENHAGEN, 24 September 2019 - Rose Mwebaza has been appointed the new Director of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the implementation arm of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Technology Mechanism, which is hosted and managed by the United Nations Industrial Develo

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  • UNIDO Director General attended high-level Private Sector Forum organized by the UN Global Compact
    UNIDO Director General attended high-level Private Sector Forum organized by the UN Global Compact

    NEW YORK, 23 September 2019  –  LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), took part in the high-level Private Sector Forum organized by the UN Global Compact in collaboration with numerous partners, including UNIDO. Hosted by UN Sec

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  • Global value chains and development in sub-Saharan Africa
    Global value chains and development in sub-Saharan Africa

    CAPE TOWN, 19 September 2019 – Some 40 postgraduate students, faculty members and international researchers have been exposed to the theoretical underpinnings of the role of industrialization and global value chains (GVCs) and learnt to apply the analytical frameworks to the sub-Saharan African

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  • UNIDO to open new light industry training centre in Armenia
    UNIDO to open new light industry training centre in Armenia

    YEREVAN, 17 September 2019 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will establish a new Light Industry Training Centre in Armenia, which will become a major regional provider of high-quality technical support services and training opportunities for national and international

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  • Global manufacturing growth faces setback amid trade and tariff tensions between largest manufacturers, China and the USA
    Global manufacturing growth faces setback amid trade and tariff tensions between largest manufacturers, China and the USA

    VIENNA, 12 September 2019 - World manufacturing production growth is expected to slow down in 2019 as a result of continued tensions over trade and tariff issues between the world’s two largest manufacturers - China and the United States. According to latest estimates from the United Nations Industr

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  • Improving the formality and traceability of artisanal gold in Burkina Faso
    Improving the formality and traceability of artisanal gold in Burkina Faso

    OUAGADOUGOU, 12 September 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will implement a project to eliminate mercury and improve the gold supply chain in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector in Burkina Faso. The project, which is funded by the Global Envir

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  • UNIDO and Japan to power African innovation
    UNIDO and Japan to power African innovation

    YOKOHAMA, 29 August 2019 – On the sidelines of the seventh Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD7), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) explored opportunities to further promote African i

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  • UNIDO connects TICAD7 with IDDA III and AfCFTA to partner for Africa’s future
    UNIDO connects TICAD7 with IDDA III and AfCFTA to partner for Africa’s future

    YOKOHOMA, 27 August 2019 - The United Nations Development Industrial Organization (UNIDO), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) actively pursued the intrinsic connection between the seventh Tokyo International Conference for Africa Development (TICAD7), the Thir

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Impact stories

  • India's air pollution emergency
    India's air pollution emergency

    UNIDO is supporting start-ups using clean-tech innovations

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  • A shift in the production paradigm
    A shift in the production paradigm

    UNIDO's Manuel Albaladejo answers questions about the circular economy and industry 4.0 in Latin America

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  • When the only thing left is hope
    When the only thing left is hope

    Light at the end of the tunnel for Syrian refugees in Turkey

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  • Responding to Morocco’s water challenge
    Responding to Morocco’s water challenge

    UNIDO’s H2O Maghreb project - providing innovative training for young water professionals in Morocco - was featured at World Water Week in Stockholm 2019

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  • Entrepreneurs prove environmental protection and economic success go hand-in-hand
    Entrepreneurs prove environmental protection and economic success go hand-in-hand

    A private-public partnership between the Tunisian government, USAID, the Italian Cooperation, the HP Foundation and UNIDO is merging green skills with business know-how to foster a new generation of eco-minded entrepreneurs.

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  • Bioenergy that is good for business
    Bioenergy that is good for business

    “We expect the uptake of biomass in industry to not only reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by replacing fossil fuels, but also to increase the country’s competitiveness and create employment,” said Mark Draeck, an Industrial Development Officer at UNIDO.

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  • Eliminating toxic chemicals in Paraguay
    Eliminating toxic chemicals in Paraguay

    In October 2015, a fire tore through a transformer depot 11km east of Asunción. The blaze affected the stored transformers, capacitors and other equipment containing PCBs, a chemical compound banned in the 1970s owing to environmental and health concerns. Clouds of smoke drifted over the area, creating a serious health risk for the more than a quarter of a million people living there. (Photo: © Cuerpo de Bomberos Voluntarios de Paraguay)

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  • Freezing climate change
    Freezing climate change

    As the global climate gets hotter, there is an ever greater need for refrigeration. But the more we chill food and drinks in fridges and cool our rooms with air-conditioning, the hotter the air outside will get. It is a catastrophic spiral.

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  • Cyber security: increasingly vital for industry
    Cyber security: increasingly vital for industry

    With the onward march of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the increasing proliferation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) will bring benefits but also risks. The service sector has been dealing with threats of the digital age for a while. Now manufacturing companies are going to have to catch up.

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  • UNIDO and #WorldEnvironmentDay 2019 - Together we can #BeatAirPollution
    UNIDO and #WorldEnvironmentDay 2019 - Together we can #BeatAirPollution

    UNIDO is continuing to work with governments and industry to reduce industrial pollution and improve air quality

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  • Providing a helping hand to Benin’s SMEs
    Providing a helping hand to Benin’s SMEs

    With intensive support from national consultants coached by international experts, the enterprises were assisted in the development and implementation of action plans to transform their activities and be more competitive on the regional and global markets.

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  • Expert explains why Melaka should obtain a credit rating
    Expert explains why Melaka should obtain a credit rating

    Joshua Gallo, Head Investment Coordinator at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and former Senior Municipal Finance Specialist at the World Bank, discusses how obtaining a credit rating can help cities tackle the lack of funding for sustainable infrastructure projects.

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  • Empowerment through education and training: a success story from Liberia
    Empowerment through education and training: a success story from Liberia

    UNIDO supports the Japan Heavy Equipment Operations School in providing labour market-oriented training programmes in excavator operation and basic service training. Each year around 200 young men and women from Liberia are enrolled in training programmes.

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