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VIENNA, 7 October 2020 - To support partner countries in their efforts to foster inclusive and sustainable industrial development, the Government of Italy is funding three new UNIDO interventions in Iraq, Jordan and Sudan.

VIENNA, 6 October 2020 - “COVID-19 has put a lot of strain on our society and on economies around the globe. To help small and medium enterprises to continue to recover from the pandemic, they need proper access to finance and investment to help them foster digital capabilities. We need to ensure that SMEs are part of the digital transformation if we want to build a sustainable future - allowing progress that enhances the opportunities for all.”

VIENNA, 1 October 2020 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the European Brand Institute (EBI), held the 16th Brand Global Summit at the Vienna International Centre and online. The Summit brought together leading branding experts and government representatives, and showcased success stories of Branding for Sustainability – a theme that raises awareness of brands’ impact on business performance, upgrading and sustainable development.

VIENNA, 2 October 2020 – WorldSkills and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are pleased to announce their partnership to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote learning opportunities for all as set by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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”.