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KHOVD PROVINCE, MONGOLIA, 17 - 27 June 2019 – Within the framework of its “Support to Employment Creation in Mongolia” project, which is funded by the European Union, UNIDO organized a sheep wool quality improvement training in Khovd province to improve the yield quality by upgrading the raw materials preparation; by reducing production costs through improved business efficiency between producers and buyers; and by creating job opportunities and new businesses in the wool value chain.
BOGOTA, MEDELLIN, CALI and BARRANQUILLA, 11 - 14 June 2019 - UNIDO, together with the Swiss Secretariat of State for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Colombian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism (MINCIT) through Colombia Productiva, launched the Quality Programme for the Chemical Value Chain in four of the country's main cities, namely Bogotá, Medellín, Cali and Barranquilla.
VIENNA, 2 July 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations, the National Ethnic Affairs Commission (NEAC) of the People’s Republic of China, and the VIC Chinese Cultural Association opened the exhibition “Intangible Cultural Heritage along the Silk Road and Poverty Alleviation in Ethnic Minority Areas of China” in the Vienna International Centre.
BRUSSELS, 28 June 2019 - The new “European Union for Environment” (EU4Environment) programme was inaugurated today in the presence of high-level representatives from Eastern Partner countries, European Union Member States, European Union institutions and international partners, including the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

HANOI, 26 June 2019 – Together with the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, and in partnership with the Republic of Korea, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized a workshop on the importance of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in implementing a public policy, especially for an industrialization strategy.

CHANGSHA, 27 June 2019 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) LI Yong reiterated the Organization’s commitment to support inclusive and sustainable industrialization in Africa - with a strong emphasis on South-South partnerships – during the opening ceremony of the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo (CAETE) in Changsha, China.

BRUSSELS, 19 June 2019  – In line with the European Development Days 2019's overarching title ‘Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind’, UNIDO organized a LAB Debate on 19th of June on “How can digital technology support gender equality in the MENA region?”, in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UN Women. Tackling gender inequality is an intricate and lengthy process, but digital technology can help fast-track progress.

26 June 2019 – Today, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launches a set of project impact stories to highlight the important role of technical cooperation in all aspects of trade and sustainable development; from gender integration into value chains and increasing women’s participation, to developing agribusiness, and enhancing food safety.

VIENNA, 24 June 2019 - You have probably seen the images of turtles and seals entangled in plastic and dead whales with stomachs full of plastic bags. Did you know that eight million metric tons of plastic waste enter our oceans every year? If things stay as they are, the problem is only going to get worse. Global production of primary, or virgin, plastic is expected to double by 2030 and to double again by 2050.

Guangzhou, 24 June 2019 – LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) took part in the 16th China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair (CISMEF), which has developed into one of the largest fairs in China as well as into an entry point for the Chinese market and an export hub for Chinese SMEs.