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BISSAU, 21 April 2021 - In the context of the Guinea-Bissau component of the European Union-funded West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP), implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), 30 Bissau-Guineans  received training on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System, HACCP, and on the ISO standard for Food Safety Management System, ISO 22000.

VIENNA, 19 April 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan are joining hands to implement ten new UNIDO projects with a total budget of US$7.29 million. At today’s kick-off event,  LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, and Ambassador Takeshi Hikihara, Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna, marked the start of projects in Afghanistan, Eritrea, Gabon, Ghana,  the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Madagascar, the State of Palestine, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Yemen.

VIENNA, 19 April 2021 – LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Kjersti E. Andersen, Ambassador of Norway to Austria and Permanent Representative to UNIDO, have signed the Global Market Access Programme (GMAP) with a duration of five years and a budget of approximately €10.5 million.

NEW DELHI, 14 April 2021 - The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), have signed an agreement to establish a Facility for International Cooperation on Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (FIC-ISID).

BONN/BRUSSELS, 24 March 2021 - The UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) Germany, in partnership with UNIDO Brussels Liaison Office, hosted the third UNIDO local event in the framework of EU Industry Week 2021 on the role of investments and technology transfer as driver for economic development in Europe and Africa.

GENEVA, 23-25 March 2021 – Taking stock of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on trade and development, and charting a new way forward for the WTO-led Aid for Trade Initiative were the main objectives of a virtual event taking place from 23 to 25 March.

FREETOWN, 23 March 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan will work together to help Sierra Leone bridge the skills gap in the country’s automotive repair and maintenance sector and to promote decent employment opportunities for youth.

VIENNA, 19 March 2021 - The post-pandemic economic recovery measures represent a unique opportunity to harness women’s full potential to reshape industrial development towards environmentally sound production, consumption and waste management practices. In this context, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Finland have organized an online side event in the framework of the 65th session on the Commission on the Status of Women.

VIENNA, 17 March 2021 – A mini-grid is a set of small-scale electricity generators interconnected to a distribution network that supplies electricity to a small, localized group of customers and operates independently from the national transmission grid. Mini-grids are a critical tool for achieving universal electricity access.