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VIENNA, 26 November – Accelerating the adoption of circular economy principles, policies and practices is essential if we are to make the progress on the Sustainable Development Goals and fully implement the Paris Agreement.

VIENNA, 20 October 2020 - UNIDO and the Vienna Regional Office of the International Organization for Migration  (IOM) have organized a webinar on flexible working arrangements (FWAs) and the future of work.

BANGKOK, 24 November 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) presented its Industrial Development Report (IDR) 2020: Industrializing in the digital age at the event “Thailand: Driving towards Industry 4.0”, organized in cooperation with the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA). During the event DEPA released the results of a new survey on the adoption and diffusion of Industry 4.0 among manufacturing firms in Thailand.

BRUSSELS, 19 November 2020 – UNIDO has organized a webinar on quality and standards in the context of post-COVID-19 recovery of African economies. It provided a multi-stakeholder platform to discuss the role of quality institutions and services for the sustainable and inclusive industrialization of Africa.

LONDON, 19 November 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic may have led to a temporary decline in greenhouse gas emissions, but if the harder-to-abate sectors return to business as usual after the worst of the pandemic has subsided, they will account for the entire carbon budget in 2050. Heavy industry – such as cement, chemicals, steel and heavy transport - are together responsible for 40% of global carbon emissions, with their contribution set to increase as other parts of the economy decarbonize.

VIENNA, 16 November 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is posing enormous challenges to economic development, yet it may also unveil new opportunities to ‘build back better’. Renewed industrial policies can play a significant role in shaping the road to overcome the crisis and set countries back on the path of economic development. 
TOKYO, 11 November 2020 – Japanese technology and products will help countries in Africa and Asia limit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to UNIDO.
SHANGHAI, 6 November 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), together with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), has organized a high-level side event during the third China International Import Expo. The event, supported by the China Chamber of International Commerce, was entitled, “Understanding and Harnessing the Role of Impact Investing for ‘Building Back Better’ in Times of the Global COVID-19 Crisis”, and participants considered the issue on the context of achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development during the Decade of Action.
VIENNA, 30 October 2020 – UNIDO and the Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS), Kyoto University in Japan, signed a cooperation agreement today on UNIDO’s Internship Programme.