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UNIDO and ESCWA work together to eradicate poverty in the Arab region
UNIDO and ESCWA work together to eradicate poverty in the Arab region
VIENNA, 11 October 2021 - UNIDO and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) have concluded a memorandum of understanding that identifies a series of technical areas for joint cooperation which include the development of agro-industries, increasing the participation of women and youth in productive activities, positioning Arab industries at the right stage of global value chains, and supporting small and medium enterprise development, trade capacity-building, and entrepreneurship development.
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Strengthening Africa's pharmaceutical industry: learning the lessons from COVID-19
Strengthening Africa's pharmaceutical industry: learning the lessons from COVID-19
NEW YORK, 28 September 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted Africa´s vulnerability due to its reliance on imports for most vaccines, medicines and other health product needs. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) estimates that Africa imports about 94% of its pharmaceutical
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How do digital skills contribute to an inclusive future?
How do digital skills contribute to an inclusive future?
VIENNA, 22 September 2021 – Experts from various sectors and backgrounds gathered at the annual LKDF Forum to address the importance of digital skills in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and their role in social inclusion.
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UNIDO, Finland agree to strengthen cooperation on developing the natural resources sector and the circular economy in developing countries
UNIDO, Finland agree to strengthen cooperation on developing the natural resources sector and the circular economy in developing countries
VIENNA, 8 September 2021 – LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, and Pirkko Hämäläinen, Ambassador of Finland to Austria and Permanent Representative to UNIDO, have signed an agreement to foster partnerships aiming to harness the potential of developing countries in the natural resources and circular economy sectors by enabling well-functioning, inclusive and sustainable value chains and business models.
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UNIDO DG delivers key speech at the Ministerial Session of the African Union Commission’s Specialized Technical Committee for Trade, Industry and Minerals
UNIDO DG delivers key speech at the Ministerial Session of the African Union Commission’s Specialized Technical Committee for Trade, Industry and Minerals

VIENNA, 3 September 2021 – UNIDO Director General LI Yong delivered a speech at the Ministerial Session of the

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Closing of the 49th Session of the Industrial Development Board
Closing of the 49th Session of the Industrial Development Board
VIENNA, 15 July 2021 - Director General LI Yong delivered a statement at the closing of the forty-ninth session of the Industrial Development Board, which took place from 12 to 15 July 2021.
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 UNIDO Director General at the 49th Session of the Industrial Development Board
UNIDO Director General at the 49th Session of the Industrial Development Board

VIENNA, 12 July 2021 - Director General LI Yong delivered a statement at the opening of the forty-ninth session of the Industrial Development Board taking place from 12 to 15 July 2021.

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2021 Vienna Energy Forum: where action meets ambition
2021 Vienna Energy Forum: where action meets ambition

VIENNA, 13 July 2021— The Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) 2021, guided by the motto “Where action meets ambition,” co

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UNIDO expresses its appreciation for the Government of China’s support on the fifth Anniversary of the establishment of the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund
UNIDO expresses its appreciation for the Government of China’s support on the fifth Anniversary of the establishment of the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund

BEIJING, 8 July 2021 – LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) expressed his appreciation for the

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United Nations Chinese Language Day
United Nations Chinese Language Day

VIENNA, 5 July 2021 - Director General LI Yong delivered opening remarks at the United Nations Chinese Language Day.

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