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SHANGHAI, 10 July 2021 – Through its Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) Shanghai, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has actively supported the 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) by co-organizing and participating in various WAIC forums and events, including the 2021 WAIC AI Women Elite Forum; the 2021 WAIC International AI City Forum; the 2021 AI Bridging Digital Divide Forum; and the 2021 AIWIN Ceremony.

VIENNA, 13 July 2021— The Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) 2021, guided by the motto “Where action meets ambition,” convened to deliver action-oriented strategies that drive a green transformation, advance climate commitments and achieve the ambition of tackling climate change in an inclusive manner, leaving no one behind.

VIENNA, 12 July 2021 – The Industrial Development Board of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today recommended Gerd Müller of Germany to be the Organization’s next Director General.

8 July 2021 – The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could add at least 32 new trade partners to Egypt and help diversify and upgrade the country’s economy.

BEIJING, 8 July 2021 – LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) expressed his appreciation for the support of the Government of China on the 5th Anniversary of the establishment of the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund (SSCAF).

VIENNA, 7 July 2021 – The launch and inauguration of the International Hydrogen Energy Centre (IHEC), a key knowledge partner for the UNIDO Global Programme for Green Hydrogen in Industry, was held virtually.

VIENNA, 25 June 2021 - The COVID19 pandemic underlined the importance of local production of essential medicines, vaccines and other health products, which has been a UNIDO priority for the last 20 years. The pandemic has also shown the importance of establishing international standards for production of health products and of improving access, assuring quality and enhancing resilience of supply chains.

Vienna, 7 July 2021 – Titled “Partnering for inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID): New challenges and opportunities for the UNIDO-Japan cooperation”, the UNIDO-Japan cooperation week – an online event co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) from 29 June to 7 July 2021 – elaborated on how the UNIDO-Japan cooperation can h

VIENNA, 6 July 2021 – Within the framework of the 2021 Vienna Energy Forum (VEF), UNIDO launched the Global Partnership for Hydrogen Application in Industry to promote its application at global level as an innovative technology critical to decarbonize industry, especially in hard-to-abate sectors.

VIENNA, 5 July 2021 – Within the framework of the 2021 Vienna Energy Forum (VEF), German Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Gerhard Kuentzle met with Tareq Emtairah, Director of the Department of Energy, and Petra Schwager, Chief of the Energy Technologies and Industrial Applications Division, to reiterate Germany’s support for UNIDO’s Global Hydrogen Partnership in Industry.