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VIENNA, 30 November 2017 – The Government of Italy and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have agreed to co-operate on the implementation of a project in Myanmar entitled “Improving Myanmar’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to increase SME development and job creation for youth and women (Phase 1)”.

VIENNA, 30 November - In July 2016, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution proclaiming the period 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDAIII). UNIDO was tasked with leading the implementation of the Decade, in collaboration with a range of partners.
VIENNA, 29 November 2017 – Representatives from the private sector, governments and academia met today at the 17th Session of the UNIDO general conference for a panel discussion titled, ‘Industry 4.0: the opportunities behind the challenge’.
VIENNA, 29 November 2017 -  UNIDO launched its 2018 Industrial Development Report today at an event held on the sidelines of the seventeenth session of the UNIDO General Conference.

Vienna, 29 November – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, was joined by policymakers and business leaders at the 17th Session of the UNIDO General Conference for a panel discussion titled, ‘Partnering for Impact: Advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in industry to achieve the 2030 Agenda’.

VIENNA, 29 November – UNIDO partnered with TEDx Donauinsel to present a series of thought-provoking talks on the circular economy as a side event during the 17th Session of the General Conference.
VIENNA, 28 November 2017 – On the margins of the 17th session of the General Conference, Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Deputy to the Director General of UNIDO, and Robert Zeiner, Head of International Programmes at the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), signed an agreement on initial funding for the first operational phase of the new Central American Integration System Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SICREEE).
VIENNA, 28 November 2017 – Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister of Industry and Handicraft of Cambodia, and LI Yong, Director General of the UNIDO, have signed a Joint Declaration on a PCP for 2018-2023.
VIENNA, 28 November 2017 – In the new issue of UNIDO’s quarterly discussion magazine, Making It, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, writes that the world can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if we “build formidable alliances across stakeholders, including governments, the private sector, parliamentarians, civil society, academia and citizens”.
VIENNA, 28 November 2017 - Partnerships are essential for achieving inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) and meeting the ambitious 2030 Agenda. The common vision of strong partnerships upscaling the impact of development efforts is a key theme of the Memorandum on a Strategic Partnership between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of the Russian Federation initiated on the sidelines of the 17th Session of the UNIDO General Conference.