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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.