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5 May 2020 – In late April, more than 60 members of Indonesia’s Tropical Seaweed Innovation Network (TSIN) held a virtual consultation on the state of the seaweed industry in relation to the COVID-19 epidemic.
VIENNA, 23 April 2020 - UNIDO and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) have unveilled a large-scale new programmatic framework, the Global Market Access Programme (GMAP).
ULAANBAATAR, 20 April 2020 - In spite of the COVID-19 lockdown and the need for physical distancing, UNIDO is continuing to work and carry out its mission to help member states achieve inclusive and sustainable industrial development. In the case of the training components of capacity-building projects, in order to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 infection rates, UNIDO is working with beneficiaries to make use of e-learning tools and online training webinars.
VIENNA, 20 April - The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of quality infrastructure (QI) in order to meet essential societal needs: maintaining reliable standards in laboratory testing of samples; ensuring safely manufactured medical supplies and personal protective equipment; and continuing trading within essential value chains.
CAIRO, 9 April 2020 – Experts from the Arab Network of Food Risk Analysis (AFRANet) have issued a technical review of the latest scientific knowledge on COVID-19 and the associated virus SARS-CoV-2 in relation to the implications on food safety and food business operations. AFRANet’s review, which is in Arabic, was organized by way of virtual meetings and email exchanges involving eight experts representing seven Arab countries.
9 April 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and impacted the daily lives of people and hampered economic activities in many countries across the world. The coronavirus’s continuing spread requires global stakeholders to collaborate, support each other and find innovative solutions together in order to address the core challenges that countries are experiencing.
VIENNA, 6 April 2020 – The regional chapter of the UN reform keeps moving forward steadily. The Arab region’s Regional Collaborative Platform (RCP) met last week virtually to reach agreement in the final configuration of the so-called "issues-based coalitions" (IBCs). The final design served to include a sub-group on economic management which will be co-convened by UNIDO’s Arab Regional Division.
VIENNA, 7 April 2020 - The Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, has announced that the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 that began on 16 March are being extended until Thursday 30 April 2020. Subsequently, a message from the main Vienna-based UN Organizations stated that all personnel based at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) or elsewhere in Austria are required to adhere to the Austrian Government’s extended measures.
NEW YORK, 6 April 2020 - UN chief António Guterres is calling for measures to address a “horrifying global surge in domestic violence” directed towards women and girls, linked to lockdowns imposed by governments responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
VIENNA, 1 April 2020 - On 31 March, the Austrian authorities confirmed that a person working at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the Vienna International Centre (VIC) was Covid-19 positive.