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  • Improving the quality of COVID-19 testing in the Arab region
    Improving the quality of COVID-19 testing in the Arab region

    VIENNA, 30 September 2020 – Reliable COVID-19 tests are crucial in the fight against the global pandemic. Now, medical laboratories in the Arab region will better able to deliver accurate COVID-19 test results thanks to an initiative of the Arab Accreditation Cooperation (ARAC) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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  • Agricultural value chain development creates income-generating opportunities in South Sudan
    Agricultural value chain development creates income-generating opportunities in South Sudan

    JUBA, 17 September 2020 – Since 2017, the conflict in South Sudan has internally displaced some two million people and left more than twice that number facing crisis levels of acute food insecurity. Yet, the country has a vast agricultural potential, with the possibility of developing modern agricultural value chains.

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  • People-focused Public-Private Partnerships needed to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals
    People-focused Public-Private Partnerships needed to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals

    VIENNA, 21 September 2020 – The UN Global Compact’s Global Leader Roundtables provided a virtual platform for CEOs and UN principals to engage in high-level discussion of their respective commitments to strengthening global cooperation, inclusive multilateralism, peace and justice, human r

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  • UNIDO, Monaco and UfM partner to empower women in Tunisia
    UNIDO, Monaco and UfM partner to empower women in Tunisia

    VIENNA, 21 September, 2020 - The Principality of Monaco has recently signed its first funding agreement with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the two parties have agreed a tripartite declaration together with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) on empowering women in Tunisia through inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

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  • How COVID-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective
    How COVID-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective

    VIENNA, 11 September 2020 - The Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities has published the second volume of How COVID-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective. The report updates some of the global and regional trends presented in the first volume and offers a snapshot of

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  • GMIS 2020 Virtual Summit breaks new ground, hosts country and multilateral leaders
    GMIS 2020 Virtual Summit breaks new ground, hosts country and multilateral leaders

    VIENNA, 7 September - Policymakers, private sector leaders, and representatives of the research community and civil society participated in the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation (GMIS) 2020 Virtual Summit from 4-5 September, to reflect on “glocalization: towards inclusive and sustainable value chains”.

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  • UNIDO, Switzerland, agree to strengthen relations at highest level and broaden the scope of a regular strategic dialogue
    UNIDO, Switzerland, agree to strengthen relations at highest level and broaden the scope of a regular strategic dialogue

    BERN, 9 September 2020 - A delegation from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), headed by Director General, LI Yong, has travelled to the Swiss capital to hold talks with Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs.

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  • World manufacturing set for biggest collapse in decades but impacts uneven – UNIDO report 
    World manufacturing set for biggest collapse in decades but impacts uneven – UNIDO report 

    VIENNA, 3 September 2020 - During the second quarter of 2020, manufacturing production fell sharply in most countries around the world, with the notable exception of China where output had already returned to moderate growth. On current estimates, UNIDO expects a decline in global manufacturing value added of 8.4 per cent for the year as a whole, which would make 2020 the worst year on official records for the sector.

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  • GMIS 2020 Virtual Summit tackles glocalization and inclusive and sustainable value chains
    GMIS 2020 Virtual Summit tackles glocalization and inclusive and sustainable value chains

    VIENNA, 3 September - A high-level audience of international policymakers, private sector leaders, renowned academics and civil society representatives are addressing “glocalization: towards inclusive and sustainable value chains” during the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation (GMIS) 2020 Virtual Summit taking place online from 4- 5 September.

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  • Investment guide for the automotive sector in Colombia published
    Investment guide for the automotive sector in Colombia published

    BOGOTA, 1 September 2020 – Guide for Investors: Colombian Automotive Industry has been published by ProColombia, the Colombian government’s agency charged with promoting domestic and foreign investments and exports, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The Guide

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