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  • Global collaboration is key to recovery and achieving the SDGs 
    Global collaboration is key to recovery and achieving the SDGs 

    VIENNA, 22 October 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has stalled the advancement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). It is creating many challenges, yet also it unveils opportunities to build back better.

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  • South Africa: industrial energy efficiency project wins international award
    South Africa: industrial energy efficiency project wins international award

    PRETORIA, 15 October 2020 - South Africa’s largest energy efficiency initiative: Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement in South Africa through Mainstreaming the Introduction of Energy Management Systems and Energy Systems Optimization, has won the highest international accolade for an energy prog

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  • Friends of Industry and Innovation Group forms in Geneva
    Friends of Industry and Innovation Group forms in Geneva

    GENEVA, 9 October 2020 – Representatives of like-minded UN Member States have met virtually to launch the Group of “Friends of Industry and Innovation”. In line with the UN Decade of Action, the informal group was formed to provide a platform to further Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9 and indus

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  • LKDF Forum 2020: innovative ways to identify and invest in green industrial skills for the future of work in a post-pandemic world
    LKDF Forum 2020: innovative ways to identify and invest in green industrial skills for the future of work in a post-pandemic world

    VIENNA, 9 October 2020 - More than 400 people, 45 speakers, and representatives of ten partners took part in the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility (LKDF) Forum 2020 – three days of interactive sessions deliberating on “green skills for a sustainable future” and the start of what the World Economic Forum calls a reskilling revolution.

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  •  Bridge for Cities 2020: mayors discuss urban development during COVID-19 crisis
    Bridge for Cities 2020: mayors discuss urban development during COVID-19 crisis

    VIENNA, 5 October 2020 - The Bridge for Cities 2020 event provided a forum for mayors and other urban stakeholders to discuss and exchange views on relevant experiences, challenges and opportunities related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event placed particular emphasis on green, social and technological innovations which can assist cities to recover from the crisis and act as an accelerator for the Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • UNIDO and Italy expand cooperation with new projects in Iraq, Jordan and Sudan
    UNIDO and Italy expand cooperation with new projects in Iraq, Jordan and Sudan

    VIENNA, 7 October 2020 - To support partner countries in their efforts to foster inclusive and sustainable industrial development, the Government of Italy is funding three new UNIDO interventions in Iraq, Jordan and Sudan.

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  • SMEs, COVID-19 and impact investment for digitalization
    SMEs, COVID-19 and impact investment for digitalization

    VIENNA, 6 October 2020 - “COVID-19 has put a lot of strain on our society and on economies around the globe. To help small and medium enterprises to continue to recover from the pandemic, they need proper access to finance and investment to help them foster digital capabilities. We need to ensure th

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  • Highlighting the impact of brands in an increasingly digitalization-driven world economy
    Highlighting the impact of brands in an increasingly digitalization-driven world economy

    VIENNA, 1 October 2020 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the European Brand Institute (EBI), held the 16th Brand Global Summit at the Vienna International Centre and online. The Summit brought together leading branding experts and government representatives, and s

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  • WorldSkills and UNIDO to advance skills development
    WorldSkills and UNIDO to advance skills development

    VIENNA, 2 October 2020 – WorldSkills and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are pleased to announce their partnership to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote learning opportunities for all as set by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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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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