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26 August 2020 - The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the world’s largest dedicated fund helping developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and enhance their ability to respond to climate change. The recently concluded GCF Board meeting - held virtually for the first time - has approved the application by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to become an Accredited Entity, allowing the organization access to funding for projects.

ACCRA, 12 August 2020 - As part of UNIDO’s efforts to promote industry 4.0 and modern smart technology, a virtual assessment has taken place and remote support has been provided to the Ghanaian government’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) Cosmetic Laboratory.

VIENNA, 18 August —The United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s  ITP Network has convened an expert panel to discuss “Exploring the Future of Manufacturing and Industries: Industry 4.0’s Potential in Advancing the Attainment of the SDGs and Shaping Society 5.0”. The panel discussion was part of the GMIS Digital Series of online webinar discussions on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, foreshadowing the GMIS 2020 Virtual Summit taking place on 4 and 5 September.

BONN, 11 August 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, concerns over ensuring food security have been voiced in many countries around the world. While the crisis has immediate effects on food and agricultural supply chains, the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not limited to short-term disruptions in supply and demand.

VIENNA, 31 July 2020 — The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a $2 million grant for a new venture in partnership with the MAVA Foundation, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which aims to increase investment in nature-based infrastructure that can help cities and countries adapt to the impacts of climate change. 

VIENNA, 28 July 2020 — On Monday, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture (MEPA) of Georgia, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the Swiss Government, through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), launched a project to support the country’s efforts to improve the international compliance of fruits and vegetable exports from Georgia.<

VIENNA, 6 August 2020 - On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, UNIDO Director General LI Yong has conveyed the following message to Matsui Kazumi, Mayor of the City of Hiroshima:

VIENNA, 20 July 2020 — The third in a series of webinars on ‘Ensuring Industrial Safety and Security in times of COVID-19 and beyond’ organized by UNIDO brought together experts from Accenture Security, Europol, Kaspersky Lab, and the University of Oxford.
VIENNA, 20 July 2020 – UNIDO, together with UN Women, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Italy have organized an virtual conference to help build women’s resilience to global challenges and emerging crises.
VIENNA, 20 July 2020 - UNIDO has published Industrialization as the Driver of Sustained Prosperity, a book focusing on how industrialization not only contributes to economic growth and infrastructure upgrading, but can also support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through the creation of jobs, improvements in working conditions, innovation, and the development of new and greener production technologies.