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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 or 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 in our support to help you, 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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Italy funds projects for agri-business development in Egypt and investment promotion in Iraq
Italy funds projects for agri-business development in Egypt and investment promotion in Iraq
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.
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UNIDO at COP 25:  The Fourth Industrial Revolution as a catalyst for action on climate change
UNIDO at COP 25: The Fourth Industrial Revolution as a catalyst for action on climate change
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.
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UNIDO Director General and Egypt’s President Sisi confirm support for Programme for Country Partnership
UNIDO Director General and Egypt’s President Sisi confirm support for Programme for Country Partnership
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).
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Mission to Egypt
Mission to Egypt

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.

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UNIDO Director General at COP25
UNIDO Director General at COP25

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.

Please find the press release here.

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Eco-design can reduce environmental impact of industrial development – UNIDO Director General
Eco-design can reduce environmental impact of industrial development – UNIDO Director General

GUANGZHOU, 6 December 2019 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, has highlighted the capacity of eco-design to acceler

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Mission to Berlin
Mission to Berlin

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.

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