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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.

VIENNA, 2 December 2020 – While Africa has been spared the worst health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the continent’s 1.2 billion people are still at high risk.

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have designed a programme to improve the ability of countries in Africa to protect their healthcare, industrial and other workers by reducing the risk of exposure to and transmission of COVID-19.

VIENNA, 2 December 2020 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is contributing to a series of online training courses and workshops to build national capacity on science, technology and innovation (STI) in developing countries in order to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

VIENNA, 26 November 2020 – 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.