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People-focused Public-Private Partnerships needed to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals
People-focused Public-Private Partnerships needed to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals

VIENNA, 21 September 2020 – The UN Global Compact’s Global Leader Roundtables

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UNIDO, Monaco and UfM partner to empower women in Tunisia
UNIDO, Monaco and UfM partner to empower women in Tunisia
VIENNA, September 21, 2020 - The Principality of Monaco has recently signed its first funding agreement with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the two parties have agreed a tripartite declaration together with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) on empowering women in Tunisia through inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
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GMIS 2020 Virtual Summit breaks new ground, hosts country and multilateral leaders
GMIS 2020 Virtual Summit breaks new ground, hosts country and multilateral leaders
VIENNA, 7 September - Policymakers, private sector leaders, and representatives of the research community and civil society participated in the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation (GMIS) 2020 Virtual Summit from 4-5 September, to reflect on “glocalization: towards inclusive and sustainable value chains”.
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UNIDO, Switzerland, agree to strengthen relations at highest level and broaden the scope of a regular strategic dialogue
UNIDO, Switzerland, agree to strengthen relations at highest level and broaden the scope of a regular strategic dialogue
BERN, 9 September 2020 - A delegation from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), headed by Director General, LI Yong, has travelled to the Swiss capital to hold talks with Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs.
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Together against the crisis: industry can be key to building back better
Together against the crisis: industry can be key to building back better
VIENNA, 1 September 2020 - Industrial development and industrialization can help the world recover from the COVID-19 pandemic by getting economies and livelihoods quickly back on their feet. But, more than this, industry can be key to building back better, to safeguarding prosperity for the long term.
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UNIDO showcases public-private partnership models in the largest gathering of the UN and the private sector to recover better, stronger and together
UNIDO showcases public-private partnership models in the largest gathering of the UN and the private sector to recover better, stronger and together
16 June 2020 - The virtual United Nations Global Compact Leaders’ Summit gathered over 20,000 participants from across the globe. The 26 hours “chase-the-sun” event was organized under the umbrella of “recovering better, stronger and together” from three unprecedented and interconnected crises: inequality, health and climate change.
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UNIDO and the International Atomic Energy Agency sign agreement to expand cooperation
UNIDO and the International Atomic Energy Agency sign agreement to expand cooperation
VIENNA, 12 June 2020 – The Director General of UNIDO, LI Yong, and the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, today signed an agreement to renew cooperation on the peaceful uses of nuclear technology for inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
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Director General’s message to Member States on the UNIDO response to COVID-19
Director General’s message to Member States on the UNIDO response to COVID-19
VIENNA, 7 April 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global crisis that is unprecedented in the history of UNIDO and the 75 years of the United Nations. It is confronting each of us with unprecedented challenges. Every country is feeling its impact on health care systems, the economy and society as a whole. In the global fight to overcome this virus together, UNIDO joins with the entire United Nations family to help our Member States overcome this global crisis. In view of an exceptional economic downturn, UNIDO also stands ready to provide medium- and long-term support in the aftermath of the pandemic.
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Albania moves ahead with inclusive and sustainable industrial development
Albania moves ahead with inclusive and sustainable industrial development
VIENNA, 13 March 2020 – UNIDO and the Government of the Republic of Albania have agreed a comprehensive programmatic framework to achieve inclusive and sustainable industrial development over the next five years.
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Japan and UNIDO partner to deliver #GlobalGoals
Japan and UNIDO partner to deliver #GlobalGoals
VIENNA, 12 March 2020 – UNIDO and Japan are extending their cooperation to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and move closer to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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UNIDO and Switzerland expand cooperation to support cocoa value chain in Nicaragua’s mining triangle
UNIDO and Switzerland expand cooperation to support cocoa value chain in Nicaragua’s mining triangle

VIENNA, 21 February 2020 – LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, Foreign Minist

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 UNIDO to provide emergency assistance to China to help contain the outbreak of coronavirus
UNIDO to provide emergency assistance to China to help contain the outbreak of coronavirus
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.
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