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ULAABAATAR, 8 April 2019 – With twenty per cent of the world’s gold supply produced by artisanal and small-scale miners, urgent action is needed to reduce the environmental impact of the sector, as well as to protect the health and well-being of the millions of men, women and children working in the industry, according to the backers of a new project to reform the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASGM) sector in Mongolia and the Philippines.

BRUSSELS, 4 APRIL 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in cooperation with the African Union Commission (AUC), today held the first ever International Quality Infrastructure (QI) Forum. It focused on the contribution of QI to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The Forum also showcased how the private sector can contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through the adoption of sustainability standards.

BISHKEK, 29 March 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) held fruitful meetings in Kyrgyzstan to discuss key developments and next steps with regards to the development of the Kyrgyz Republic’s Programme for Country Partnership (PCP).

ABIDJAN, 28 March 2019 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, met with representatives of the government and the private sector in Côte d’Ivoire to discuss the implementation modalities of UNIDO’s Programme for Country Partnership and mobilize their support for the programme.

HANNOVER, 2 April 2019 – For the fifth year in a row, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) maintained high visibility at Hannover Messe - the world’s largest industrial and technology fair. Advancing economic competitiveness and strengthening knowledge and institutions are two of the four pillars of UNIDO, and Hannover Messe serves as an ideal venue for achieving and promoting these objectives: it covers the entire industrial value chain from research and development to complete manufacturing solutions; it is a platform where technology demands, including those of developing countries, meet technology supply.
VIENNA, 2 April 2019 - Applied Energy is looking for papers with a focus on methods to measure to what extent countries can industrialize while developing a sustainable energy sector and improving inclusiveness. A special issue of the journal will be guest edited by staff members of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and researchers of the Forschungszentrum Jülich (Jülich Research Centre, one of the largest interdisciplinary research centres in Europe).
ABIDJAN, 28 March 2019 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, today signed joint declarations with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Côte d’Ivoire (CCI-CI), the General Confederation of Ivorian Enterprises (CGECI) and the Federation of Ivorian Small and Medium Enterprises (FIPME) to support the design, programming and implementation of the UNIDO Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for Côte d’Ivoire.

HANNOVER, 1 April 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Festo Didactic have formalized their long-lasting collaboration to advance demand driven industrial skills in developing countries and countries in transition.

ACCRA, 29 March 2019 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, and the Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, signed the Country Programme (CP) for Ghana, which will boost industrial development, trade and export competitiveness<

VIENNA, 29 March, 2019 –A press briefing, organized with the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has taken place to promote the 2019 World Industrial Design Conference and the Industrial Design World Expo which will open on 18 October, 2019, in Yantai, Shandong Province, China.