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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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  • Egypt committed to increasing UNIDO programmes to meet country’s industrial development goals
    Egypt committed to increasing UNIDO programmes to meet country’s industrial development goals

    CAIRO, 13 December 2018 – In his discussion with LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi reiterated Egypt’s commitment to increasing UNIDO programmes to meet Egypt’s industrial development goals.

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  • New UNIDO centre to promote biofuel production in Lao PDR
    New UNIDO centre to promote biofuel production in Lao PDR

    VIENTIANE, 10 December 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in collaboration with the Renewable Energy and New Material Institute (REMI) of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), launched Lao PDR’s first Biomass Technology, Information and Learning Centre (BTILC) with the goal of promoting the production of solid biofuel for energy generation in the country.

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