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16 June 2020 - The virtual United Nations Global Compact Leaders’ Summit gathered over 20,000 participants from across the globe. The 26 hours “chase-the-sun” event was organized under the umbrella of “recovering better, stronger and together” from three unprecedented and interconnected crises: inequality, health and climate change.

BANGKOK, 16 June 2020 - Small-size and low-tech firms have suffered the most from the COVID-19 crisis, according to research conducted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), part of the United Nations Country Team in Thailand.

VIENNA, 12 June 2020 – The Director General of UNIDO, LI Yong, and the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, today signed an agreement to renew cooperation on the peaceful uses of nuclear technology for inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

VIENNA/GENEVA, 9 June 2020 – On World Accreditation Day 2020, this year with the theme: food safety, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in collaboration with the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) organized an online global discussion on voluntary third-party assurance (vTPA) programmes, and the importance of accreditation.

VIENNA, 8 June 2020 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has developed a new approach which will provide targeted support to national governments to restructure their industrial sector in order to transform and adapt to the changing realities. The goal is to meet national, regional and international needs in the post-COVID-19 recovery phase.

ULAANBAATAR, 4 June 2020 - Two training centres that will help build competitive leather and textile industries in Mongolia have been officially opened. The Industry of the Future blended learning centre is located at the Experiment, Manufacturing and Business Corporation of Light Industry (ARMONO), and the Textile Finishing Incubator Centre is at the Research and Development Institute of Light Industry (RDILI).
VIENNA, 5 June 2020 - UNIDO, with the support of Rostechnadzor, the Government of Russia's supervisory body on ecological, technological, and nuclear issues, has organized a second webinar on Ensuring Industrial Safety and Security in times of COVID-19 and beyond.
NAIROBI, 7 June 2020 - World Food Safety Day is celebrated on 7 June 2020 to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage food-borne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development.
3 June 2020 – The 58th Council Meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) was held for the first time virtually, gathering participants from the GEF’s 183 member countries located in 17 different time zones. During its first day, two major decisions were taken: Council approved a Work Programme amounting to US$645.4 million in 63 projects and five programmes in various focal areas of the GEF.
VIENNA, 3 June 2020 - World manufacturing output registered a sharp decline in the first quarter of 2020. This decline is attributable to China’s lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, as well as ongoing uncertainties due to restrictions on trade between the US and China and the so-called Brexit.