VIENNA, 14 February 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will provide emergency response assistance to China to help fight the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). A related project document was signed today by Ambassador WANG Qun, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations in Vienna, and LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO.
VIENNA, 14 January 2020 - The Italian Development Cooperation is contributing more than €4.55m to two UNIDO projects in Egypt and Iraq. A signing ceremony to launch the projects took place today at the UNIDO headquarters.
MADRID, 11 December 2019 - The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) taking place from 2-15 December, has gathered the nations of the world to agree on how to implement the Paris Agreement, set to start on 1 January 2020. As the United Nation’s specialized agency promoting industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability, UNIDO is playing an important role in helping to meet the 2°C threshold of the Paris Agreement by working closely with its partners and Member States.
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, 16 December 2019 – During the World Youth Forum (WYF), LI Yong, the Director General of UNIDO, met with H.E. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt to discuss the UNIDO flagship project in Egypt, the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP).
Sharm El Sheikh, 16 December 2019 – Director General LI Yong delivered the opening speech at the World Youth Forum stressing that the UNIDO's Youth Strategy seeks to mainstream youth across the Organization's strategic priorities and mandate.
MADRID, 11 December 2019 - Director General LI Yong delivered an opening speech at the side-event of UN Climate Change Conference COP 25, “Accelerating the Energy Transformation in Support of Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement”. Director General Li emphasized the importance of accelerating the energy transition to ensure sustainable energy for all through global partnerships between governments and the private sector.
BERLIN, 26 November – Director LI Yong delivered the opening and closing remarks at the 1st Strategic Dialogue between UNIDO and Germany stressing the importance of working together to achieve the SDGs. Please find the press release here.
VIENNA, 21 November 2019 - The first Vienna Discussion Forum, a platform to discuss and call for action on gender equality within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressed gender-based violence from the perspective of the respective mandates of UNIDO and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), namely women’s economic empowerment (SDGs 8 and 9), and crime prevention, criminal justice responses (SDG 16).
BERLIN, 26-27 November – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Germany have agreed to reinforce their partnership during high-level strategic talks in Berlin, hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
VIENNA, 20 November 2019 –UNIDO, the United Nations Economic Commission of Africa (UNECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) together organized the 30th commemoration of the Africa Industrialization Day (AID) with an event highlighting the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and opportunities for industrial and trading enterprises across the continent.