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VIENNA, 30 June 2020 - UNIDO and Public Joint-Stock Company Joint Stock Bank (UkrGasBank) have signed a contract that will enable the launch and operation of a US$1.5m Loan Guarantee Fund as special financial mechanism within the framework of the UNIDO-GEF project, Introduction of Energy Management System Standard in Ukrainian Industry.

ROME, 1 July 2020 – More than a thousand participants have contributed their innovative solutions to the Global Call, “Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond”, launched by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). 

VIENNA, 24 June 2020 - From 15 June to 17 July, online training courses from the EU-funded SwitchMed Programme are introducing best practices for chemical and wastewater management to SMEs in Morocco and Tunisia. The webinars are part of UNIDO’s MED TEST III project that, in cooperation with international fashion brands, the local industry and the ZDHC Foundation, will focus on improving the circularity and sustainability of the textile production value chain in Morocco and Tunisia.

VIENNA, 24 June 2020 –The annual European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) with the theme: Beyond the crisis: clean energy for a green recovery and growth, attracted over 6,000 virtual participants from all over the world.

VIENNA, 17 June 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of People’s Republic of China have agreed to strengthen cooperation to further support the development and promotion of sustainable industrial parks in developing countries and economies in transition.

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.