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TOKYO, 7 October 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (hereafter referred to as “Mitsui”) have agreed on a collaboration and partnership framework to work to promote awareness of more environmentally sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic products in Africa. The aim is to minimize leakage of plastic waste into the environment with an inclusive and sustainable industrial development initiative as a follow-up to the TICAD7 Yokohama Declaration 2019.

TOKYO, 7 October 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has brought together government representatives from countries in Africa and from Japan, as well as private sector representatives and academics from Japan, to discuss how to tackle the problem of marine litter.

NEW YORK, 23 September 2019 - The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are jointly scaling up efforts to support an energy transformation through the widespread adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy.

ACCRA, 24 September 2019 – The  United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the Governments of Ghana and Switzerland, through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), have launched the Global Quality and Standards Programme (GQSP) to improve the standards and quality of exports.

COPENHAGEN, 24 September 2019 - Rose Mwebaza has been appointed the new Director of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the implementation arm of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Technology Mechanism, which is hosted and managed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the UN Environment Programme. She brings with her 20 years of experience on a wide range of climate change, environment and sustainable development issues.  

NEW YORK, 27 September 2019On the occasion of the Samoa Pathway Midterm Review, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Small Island Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Organization (SIDS DOCK) and the United Nations Office of the High Representa

FUZOU, CHINA, 26 September 2019 – International trade is increasingly governed and steered by green and sustainable standards as well as by government, business, and consumer requirements.

ERBIL, 17 September 2019 - An agricultural training centre, constructed to support internally displaced Iraqis, officially opened its doors at the Harsham Refugee Camp in Erbil, the largest city in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

NEW YORK, 25 September 2019 – The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) convened a high-level panel on “Standards for digitalization of inclusive and sustainable value chains”, which was attended by over 130 public and private sector representatives as well as academia. Stressing the need for inclusive dialogue to enhance industrial standards and measurements within the Fourth Industrial Revolution, UNIDO Director General LI Yong said:

NEW YORK, 25 September 2019 – The third high-level event on the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III) discussed strategies and policies to leverage global partnerships in support of inclusive and sustainable industrial development in Africa, taking into account the challenges and opportunities afforded by