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VIENNA, 12 January 2021 - The upscaling of digital technologies presents a host of opportunities for small island developing states (SIDS) to diversify their economies, boost manufacturing, gain greater access to global value chains, and improve disaster preparedness. However, significant obstacles remain, including inadequate digital infrastructure, insufficient training opportunities for women and young people, a growing digital divide, and a lack of data and policy knowledge.

VIENNA, 22 December 2020 – LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Jamshid Kuchkarov, Minister of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan, have signed a Joint Declaration for an initial period of four years.  

VIENNA, 18 December 2020 - In the midst of the global pandemic, the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MLF) has successfully organized two intersessional approval processes to ensure continued funding for developing countries to meet their obligations under the Montreal Protocol.

VIENNA, 11 December 2020 – The Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) 59th Council Meeting, chaired for the first time by the newly appointed CEO, Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, has approved proposals for over US$21m of funding submitted by UNIDO.
VIENNA, 15 December 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is putting globalization to the test. In this context, the key challenges of assessing risks to global value chain risks and developing strategies to increase their resilience were the focus of the fifth edition of the Forum on Globalization and Industrialization, the joint initiative of UNIDO and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel).

BRUSSELS, 8 December 2020 – “World water consumption is growing at a frenetic rate…more than 900 million people in the world still do not have access to sufficient drinking water resources, including 340 million in sub-Saharan Africa. In such a context, good water management is more essential than ever.”

PHNOM PENH, 10 December 2020 – UNIDO Director General, LI Yong, and Cambodia’s Senior Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation, Kitti Settha Pandita Cham Prasidh, have today signed a Programme for Country Partnership.

WASHINGTON D.C.,10 December 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has been accredited by the Adaptation Fund as its 52nd implementing entity. UNIDO is the 14th multilateral implementing entity to be accredited by the Fund, joining six regional and 32 national implementing entities with the capability to identify and develop effective adaptation projects throughout the world.

VIENNA, 7 December 2020 - The social and economic restrictions implemented around the globe to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus caused a steep decline in manufacturing activity. However, following the easing of some measures in the middle of the year, economic activity has started to bounce back.
VIENNA, 25 November 2020 – Today, during its 30th anniversary event, the renowned academic journal ‘Structural Change and Economic Dynamics’ announced that the UNIDO paper “What factors drive successful industrialization? Evidence and implications for developing countries” earned its prestigious 2019 Best Paper Award.