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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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Vienna Discussion Forum 2019 on ending violence against women
Vienna Discussion Forum 2019 on ending violence against women
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).
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Germany and UNIDO reinforce partnership through strategic talks
Germany and UNIDO reinforce partnership through strategic talks
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).
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Africa Industrialization Day celebration
Africa Industrialization Day celebration
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.
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Mission to US
Mission to US

New York, 14 November 2019- Director General LI Yong met with Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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UNIDO and Morocco’s MASEN to strengthen cooperation to deploy renewable energy technologies
UNIDO and Morocco’s MASEN to strengthen cooperation to deploy renewable energy technologies

ABU DHABI, 5 November 2019 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy of the Kingdom of Morocco (MASEN) signed

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