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MOSCOW, 19 March 2019 - Representatives of the Mongolian Association of Leather Industry (MALI) have attended Mos Shoes, the biggest business-to-business footwear exhibition in Russia and Eastern Europe. The exhibition included a forum on the theme, “Development of international cooperation in tanning and shoe sphere”, during which participants discussed the current situation in the world tanning and shoe market, trends and development forecasts of development and the prevailing conditions in international markets.

PARIS/BANGKOK, 12-15 March 2019 – A new report, titled “Integrating Southeast Asian SMEs in global value chains (GVCs): Enabling linkages with foreign investors”, developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), was launched at two high-level events in Paris and Bangkok.

VIENNA, 14 March 2019 – Today the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) LI Yong met with the Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines H.E. Mr. Teodoro L. LOCSIN Jr.

VIENNA, 14 March 2019 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) LI Yong met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela H.E. Mr. Jorge Alberto Arreaza Montserrat at the Organization’s Headquarters in Vienna to discuss ongoing cooperation in support of inclusive and sustainable industrial development and the achievement of the 2030 Development Agenda.

VIENNA, 15 March 2019 – Today the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) LI Yong met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sudan H.E. Mr. AL Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed Al Dikhairi.

VIENNA, 14 March 2019 – Today the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) LI Yong met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Sergey Lavrov.

VIENNA, 14 March 2019 – Today the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) LI Yong met with the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Juan Evo Morales at the UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna.

Li Yong, who visited Bolivia in 2018, stated that “Bolivia is an important partner in the 2030 Development Agenda and Bolivia’s continuous efforts in strengthening SDG 9, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrial development, are encouraging”.

SAN JOSE, 15 March 2019 - The issue of e-waste continues to represent a threat to both the global environment and human health, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. E-waste is the quickest-growing waste stream in the world. Currently, the world produces approximately 50 million tonnes of e-waste a year. This equals the total weight of all the commercial airliners ever made. This figure is predicted to rise to 120m tonnes by 2050.

NEW YORK CITY, 14 March 2019 - During the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women taking place at UN Headquarters, UNIDO hosted a side-event: “Infrastructure that works for women: Gender dimensions of energy and industry”, in conjunction with the Permanent Missions of Finland, Grenada, and Viet Nam, the SIDS DOCK Island Women Open Network and UN Women.

AMMAM, 5 March 2019 - Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Omar Al Razzaz, the Arab Federation of Food Industries (AFFI), in partnership with the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has organized the Arab Food Industries Forum on Food Safety and Trade Facilitation. Over two days, the event engaged more than 300 participants from the Arab private sector, academia, and relevant public sector institutions.