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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).
JUBA, 17 September 2020 – Since 2017, the conflict in South Sudan has internally displaced some two million people and left more than twice that number facing crisis levels of acute food insecurity. Yet, the country has a vast agricultural potential, with the possibility of developing modern agricultural value chains.

VIENNA, 21 September 2020 – The UN Global Compact’s Global Leader Roundtables provided a virtual platform for CEOs and UN principals to engage in high-level discussion of their respective commitments to strengthening global cooperation, inclusive multilateralism, peace and justice, human rights and labour rights.

VIENNA, 21 September, 2020 - The Principality of Monaco has recently signed its first funding agreement with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the two parties have agreed a tripartite declaration together with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) on empowering women in Tunisia through inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

VIENNA, 11 September 2020 - The Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities has published the second volume of How COVID-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective. The report updates some of the global and regional trends presented in the first volume and offers a snapshot of how COVID-19 continues to affect the world today across multiple domains.

VIENNA, 7 September - Policymakers, private sector leaders, and representatives of the research community and civil society participated in the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation (GMIS) 2020 Virtual Summit from 4-5 September, to reflect on “glocalization: towards inclusive and sustainable value chains”.
BERN, 9 September 2020 - A delegation from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), headed by Director General, LI Yong, has travelled to the Swiss capital to hold talks with Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs.
VIENNA, 7 September 2020 - Where does your country rank in the latest Competitive Industrial Performance Index? Find out who has gone up and who has gone down in the global manufacturing ranking.
VIENNA, 3 September 2020 - During the second quarter of 2020, manufacturing production fell sharply in most countries around the world, with the notable exception of China where output had already returned to moderate growth. On current estimates, UNIDO expects a decline in global manufacturing value added of 8.4 per cent for the year as a whole, which would make 2020 the worst year on official records for the sector.
VIENNA, 3 September - A high-level audience of international policymakers, private sector leaders, renowned academics and civil society representatives are addressing “glocalization: towards inclusive and sustainable value chains” during the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation (GMIS) 2020 Virtual Summit taking place online from 4- 5 September.