UNIDO at COP24

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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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  • UNIDO and GCF formalize partnership
    UNIDO and GCF formalize partnership

    KATOWICE, 3 December 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) signed a Readiness Framework Agreement to enable developing countries to partner with UNIDO on activities enhancing their access to GCF.

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  • UNIDO joins leadership of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform
    UNIDO joins leadership of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform

    PARIS, 29 November 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today joined the steering committee of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) – a global community of organizations and experts committed to generating, managing and sharing green growth knowledge and data to mobilize a sustainable future.

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  • Government representatives from ongoing PCPs discuss their experiences and vision for the future at advanced session of UNIDO’s Seventh ISID Forum
    Government representatives from ongoing PCPs discuss their experiences and vision for the future at advanced session of UNIDO’s Seventh ISID Forum

    VIENNA, 27 November 2018 – High-level government representatives of the six ongoing PCPs talked about their first-hand experiences and achievements as well as vision for the future, at an advanced session of the 7th ISID Forum held today in Vienna.

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  • UNIDO hosts Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit informative session
    UNIDO hosts Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit informative session

    VIENNA, 27 November 2018 - Representatives of Permanent Missions accredited to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and representatives of the private sector comprised the audience for an informative session on the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) to hear more about driving transformative industry change forward.

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  • Launch of entrepreneurship education pilot phase in North-East Nigeria
    Launch of entrepreneurship education pilot phase in North-East Nigeria

    ABUJA, 8 November 2018 – The Federal Government of Nigeria and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today launched the pilot phase of a project to revise trade and entrepreneurship education curricula in Abuja, Nigeria. Funded by the Government of Japan, the project aims to provide students with technical trade and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills in order to promote social stability and economic development in vulnerable communities.

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  • Breaking down barriers for recycling industries
    Breaking down barriers for recycling industries

    VIENNA, 16 November – Standardization, awareness-raising, and regional co-operation – these were just some of the solutions to the many challenges faced by recycling industries globally, which were discussed at the Circular Economy: Development of Recycling Industries meeting.

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  • Training conducted in South Sudan to improve access to water
    Training conducted in South Sudan to improve access to water

    TORIT COUNTY, South Sudan, 15 November 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Great Ruaha Drilling (SS) company have organized trainings in the Torit County of South Sudan to help ensure sustainable food security through enhanced capacity to provide access to water for

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  • UNIDO Director General attends the Paris Peace Forum
    UNIDO Director General attends the Paris Peace Forum

    PARIS, 11 November 2018 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, today joined more than 60 heads of state for the opening of the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum, which aims to strengthen international cooperation to tackle global chall

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