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  • Coronavirus: UN Secretary-General calls for global ceasefire to focus on ‘the true fight of our lives’
    Coronavirus: UN Secretary-General calls for global ceasefire to focus on ‘the true fight of our lives’

    NEW YORK, 23 March 2020 - In an appeal issued today, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged warring parties across the world to lay down their weapons in support of the bigger battle against Covid-19: the common enemy that is now threatening all of humankind

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  • Vienna Energy Forum postponed until 2021
    Vienna Energy Forum postponed until 2021

    VIENNA, 21 March 2020 - In light of a global health crisis unlike any other in our lifetime, the co-organizers of the Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) have decided to postpone the Vienna Energy Forum to 2021.

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  • Message from the main Vienna-based UN organizations: measures to tackle COVID-19 extended to 13 April
    Message from the main Vienna-based UN organizations: measures to tackle COVID-19 extended to 13 April

    VIENNA, 20 March 2020 - The Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, announced today the measures that began on Monday 16 March were being extended until Monday 13 April 2020. In a televised government news conference, he called on everyone to persevere, saying the fight against COVID-19 was a marathon.

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  • Influenza case at Vienna International Centre now tested positive as COVID-19
    Influenza case at Vienna International Centre now tested positive as COVID-19

    VIENNA, 17 March 2020 - This is an important message from the Vienna International Centre (VIC) Medical Service regarding COVID-19: There is a confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a female member of the cleaning staff at the VIC.

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  • Message from the main Vienna-based UN organizations
    Message from the main Vienna-based UN organizations

    VIENNA, 16 March 2020 - The UN Security and Safety Service in Vienna reports that 307 people out of 5,000 personnel came to work today to carry out critical tasks. That means more than 90 percent of colleagues are working remotely or otherwise at home. Thank you to those who are keeping all Vienna-b

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  • UNIDO looks at how to assess value chain readiness to adopt blockchain technology
    UNIDO looks at how to assess value chain readiness to adopt blockchain technology

    ACCRA, 11 March 2020. – UNIDO is piloting methodology to assess the readiness of a value chain to adopt blockchain technology.

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  • UNIDO and European Brand Institute sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation
    UNIDO and European Brand Institute sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation

    VIENNA, 16 March 2020 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, and the President of the European Brand Institute (EBI), Gerhard Hrebicek, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU reiterating their intention to expand the existing partne

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  • Albania moves ahead with inclusive and sustainable industrial development
    Albania moves ahead with inclusive and sustainable industrial development

    VIENNA, 13 March 2020 – UNIDO and the Government of the Republic of Albania have agreed a comprehensive programmatic framework to achieve inclusive and sustainable industrial development over the next five years.

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  • Vienna's UN organizations announce new measures to reduce coronavirus risk
    Vienna's UN organizations announce new measures to reduce coronavirus risk

    VIENNA, 11 March 2020 - The heads of the four main Vienna-based organizations at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) have today announced a number of measures to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 to those in the VIC and especially vulnerable groups, notably those over the age of 65 and those with health conditions that place them at greater risk.

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  • Upgrading Cambodia’s quality infrastructure
    Upgrading Cambodia’s quality infrastructure

    KAMPONG THOM PROVINCE, 25 February 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft (MIH), in partnership with the Republic of Korea, have conducted a training programme to sensitize policymakers to the requirements for upgrading the c

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  • UNIDO, Japan launch study on how to combat plastic pollution
    UNIDO, Japan launch study on how to combat plastic pollution

    ABUJA, 24 February 2020 – The Federal Government of Nigeria, in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan, is going to study the availability of sustainable alternatives to plastics, and the viability of innovative packaging and recyc

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  • Roadmaps for developing the pharmaceutical industry in West Africa
    Roadmaps for developing the pharmaceutical industry in West Africa

    VIENNA, 25 February 2020 – A new set of publications comprising a regional reference framework and country-specific roadmap documents has been released to support the development of the pharmaceutical industry in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It was produced by UNIDO with financial support from the West African Health Organization (WAHO).

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