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15 Jun 2016 description
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CAPETOWN, 15 June 2016 – A new partnership aimed at advancing food safety in several regions, including in Africa, China, Middle East and Southeast Asia, was today sealed on the sidelines of a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the Consumer Goods Forum Summit taking place in South Africa.

23 May 2016 description
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ISTANBUL, 23 May 2016 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is strongly committed to the “agenda for humanity” and is working hand-in-hand with donors and partners to scale up economic opportunities for communities affected by the refugee and humanitarian crisis and natural disasters. This was emphasized today by LI Yong, the Director General of UNIDO.

18 Dec 2014 description
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VIENNA, 18 December 2014 – The USD 5 million voluntary contribution to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), allocated last year by the Government of China, is being used to further technical cooperation, as well as advisory services, in Africa, Central Asia, and the Latin American and Caribbean region.

This is in line with UNIDO’s new focus on inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID), as well as activities relating to advancing South-South Cooperation.

01 Aug 2012 description
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KINSHASA, 1 August 2012 – The Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) said today that agribusiness and agro-industries and economic diversification were key factors that would put Africa on the road to prosperity.

24 May 2012 description
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BERLIN, 23 May 2012 – Germany's ongoing financial support to developing Africa's pharmaceutical industry will be increased by EUR 1 million.

This was announced today by Dirk Niebel, the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, during a meeting with Kandeh K. Yumkella, the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

“Only a well-functioning African private sector can sustainably improve access to essential medicines for the poor," said Niebel.

15 May 2012 description
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JERUSALEM, 14 May 2012 - Israel's National Agency for International Development Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MASHAV) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed an agreement today to increase cooperation on food security, water management, the empowerment of women and industrial development in Africa and in Least Developed Countries.

08 Mar 2010 description
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On the occasion of International Women's Day, we celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future. We recognize the invaluable contributions that women have made and continue to make, across all boundaries, whether they are national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.

We also seek to ensure that women have equal rights and opportunities to live a full and decent life. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.