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  • Partnering for Africa’s future: exhibition on UNIDO-Japan cooperation
    Partnering for Africa’s future: exhibition on UNIDO-Japan cooperation

    VIENNA, 25 March 2019 – An exhibition highlighting cooperation between Japan and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for African industrial development has opened at the Vienna International Centre. The exhibition showcases UNIDO and Japan cooperation on the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) first held in October 1993, and on the implementation of the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa.

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  • Hands-on e-waste management training
    Hands-on e-waste management training

    SAN JOSE, 22 March 2019 – Over 30 representatives of 13 Latin American countries and international experts have gathered to learn and share experiences on e-waste management, from system design to health impacts. The second Expert Meeting on the Effective Management and Disposal of E-waste in Latin America under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants was convened by UNIDO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica and with co-financing from the Global Environment Facility.

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  • Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) Connect in Cairo
    Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) Connect in Cairo

    Cairo, 21 March 2019 - More than 100 private sector leaders, national and international policymakers and academics have participated in the latest Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) Connect event. The theme of the session, led by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNID

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  • Leather industry associations of Mongolia and Russia forge export-import business partnerships
    Leather industry associations of Mongolia and Russia forge export-import business partnerships

    MOSCOW, 19 March 2019 - Representatives of the Mongolian Association of Leather Industry (MALI) have attended Mos Shoes, the biggest business-to-business footwear exhibition in Russia and Eastern Europe. The exhibition included a forum on the theme, “Development of international cooperation in tanning and shoe sphere”, during which participants discussed the current situation in the world tanning and shoe market, trends and development forecasts of development and the prevailing conditions in international markets.

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  • OECD, UNIDO report on Southeast Asian SMEs’ integration into GVCs launched in France and Thailand
    OECD, UNIDO report on Southeast Asian SMEs’ integration into GVCs launched in France and Thailand

    PARIS/BANGKOK, 12-15 March 2019 – A new report, titled “Integrating Southeast Asian SMEs in global value chains (GVCs): Enabling linkages with foreign investors”, developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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  • Tackling e-waste challenges in Latin America
    Tackling e-waste challenges in Latin America

    SAN JOSE, 15 March 2019 - The issue of e-waste continues to represent a threat to both the global environment and human health, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. E-waste is the quickest-growing waste stream in the world. Currently, the world produces approximately 50 million tonnes of e-waste a year. This equals the total weight of all the commercial airliners ever made. This figure is predicted to rise to 120m tonnes by 2050.

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  • Infrastructure that works for women: gender dimensions of energy and industry
    Infrastructure that works for women: gender dimensions of energy and industry

    NEW YORK CITY, 14 March 2019 - During the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women taking place at UN Headquarters, UNIDO hosted a side-event: “Infrastructure that works for women: Gender dimensions of energy and industry”, in conjunction with the Permanent Missions of Finland, Grenada,

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  • UNIDO and GACC partnering to upgrade Ethiopia's livestock industry
    UNIDO and GACC partnering to upgrade Ethiopia's livestock industry

    VIENNA, 12 March 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), together with the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC), have organized a workshop to improve collaboration on a project to upgrade Ethiopia's livestock sector.

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  • How can digital technology support gender equality in the MENA region?
    How can digital technology support gender equality in the MENA region?

    NEW YORK CITY, 12 March 2019 – The exponential growth of digital technology creates new opportunities for women to engage in the digital economy, including e-commerce. This can enable access to new markets for imports and exports, thereby connecting women-led businesses to the rest of the world. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, these opportunities must be seized.

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  • Japan provides over US$5.8 million to support UNIDO projects
    Japan provides over US$5.8 million to support UNIDO projects

    VIENNA, 11 March 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has welcomed an announcement by the Government of Japan that it will contribute over US$5.8 million to nine projects in Ethiopia, Gabon, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, South Sudan, the State of Palestine and the Syrian Arab Republic.

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