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VIENNA, 21 February 2020 – LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, Foreign Minister of the Swiss Confederation, have signed an agreement for a second phase of PROCACAO, a project to improve the productive and organizational capacities of cocoa producers in the so-called mining triangle in the northeast Nicaragua.

VIENNA, 20 February 2020 – Consultations between representatives of UNIDO and the Russian Federation have focused on the key results of projects funded by the country’s voluntary contributions to UNIDO’s Industrial Development Fund (IDF). The two parties reviewed the progress of projects in Armenia, Cuba, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as some regional and global initiatives.
VIENNA, 19 February 2020 – The rate of global manufacturing growth has declined for a second consecutive year, dropping to a marginal rate of two percent in 2019, according to International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2020 published today by UNIDO.
BRUSSELS, 17 February 2020 – A delegation from UNIDO has taken part in the international donors’ conference “Together for Albania”. The event, hosted by the European Commission, was convened to support reconstruction efforts in Albania after one of the strongest earthquakes in the country’s history struck on 26 November 2019.
VIENNA, 14 February 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will provide emergency response assistance to China to help fight the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). A related project document was signed today by Ambassador WANG Qun, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations in Vienna, and LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO.
VIENNA, 11 February 2020 -  LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has written to President XI Jinping of the People's Republic of China, following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The text of the letter, sent on 6 February, is as follows:
VIENNA 3 February 2020 – A three-day workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the SDGs was inaugurated today in UNO City, Vienna.
VIENNA, 29 January 2020 – Society 5.0 - the concept of a human-centred society that balances economic and industrial advancement with the resolution of social problems by a system that integrates cyberspace and physical space was among the topics for future collaboration discussed by representatives of UNIDO and a delegation from Slovenia.
BANGUI, 19 December 2019 – A conference on “Strengthening capacity building in periods of economic recovery through South-South and triangular cooperation”, has been organized by the government of the Central African Republic, together with the International Organization of La Francophonie (IOF), the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and UNIDO.

COPENHAGEN, 20 January 2020 - The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) has published a report titled, ‘Climate Change Strategies 2020', which highlights the role of technology transfer in the fight against climate change. The publication includes contributions from Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as well as a foreword by CTCN Director, Rose Mwebaza, on how CTC