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28 Sep 2018 description
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ANKARA, 27 September 2018 – Fashion shows are not often associated with development projects, but it made perfect sense today as a group of Syrian women refugees showcased the skills they acquired through a vocational training in apparel manufacture. The project in Turkey was funded by Japan and implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

23 May 2018 description

JUBA, 22 May 2018 – the Government of Japan and UNIDO welcome Ministry of Industry, Trade and EAC, having developed a set of import and export guidelines for goods, including processed foods and food products.

The guidelines, presented today for validation at an event in Juba, were prepared under UNIDO’s project “Increased resilience and self-help capacities for reconstruction of livelihoods and sustained nutritional food security in South Sudan” funded by the Government of Japan. The project, worth around USD 500,000, commenced in April 2017.

27 Apr 2018 description
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MOGADISHU, 27 April 2018 - The Government of Japan has announced that it will fund a project to strengthen community resilience through conflict resolution and youth vocational skills training in Somalia. This is one of eight new projects implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Nigeria, Somalia and the Syrian Arab Republic, with Japanese funding totaling US$5.2 million.

26 Apr 2018 description
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The Harshm camp on the outskirts of the city of Erbil houses around 1,500 internally displaced Iraqi families, who fled towns and villages in northern Iraq when they were captured by the so-called Islamic State in mid-2014.

20 Apr 2018 description
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AMMAN, 20 April 2018 - The Government of Japan has announced that it will fund a project to improve social stabilization by enhancing economic resilience in northern Jordan. This is one of eight new projects implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Nigeria, Somalia and the Syrian Arab Republic, with Japanese funding totaling US$5.2 million.

20 Apr 2018 description
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BAGHDAD, 20 April 2018 - The Government of Japan has announced that it will fund a project to enhance youth employability among Syrian refugees, internally displaced persons and host communities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. This is one of eight new projects implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Nigeria, Somalia and the Syrian Arab Republic, with Japanese funding totaling US$5.2m.

25 Sep 2017 description
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VIENNA, 25 September 2017 – The Government of Italy will fund a project of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Lebanon designed to improve the competitiveness and value of selected authentic Lebanese products, specifically in the country’s host communities most affected by the high influx of Syrian refugees.

19 Jul 2017 description
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ERBIL, 17 July 2017 – A significant achievement was made last week as a the Swedish Academy for Training (SAT), a UNIDO-supported vocational training centre in Erbil, the capital city of Kurdistan Region in Iraq, has received the accreditation to deliver internationally recognized courses in forklift truck operations.

17 Jul 2017 description
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JUBA, 1 July 2017 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan launched a project to increase resilience and self-help capacities of South Sudan communities. The initiative will help to restore livelihoods through small-scale business development.

30 May 2017 description
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Working Together to Lay Economic Foundations

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has successfully implemented a variety of post-crisis, livelihoods revitalization, and technical assistance initiatives across the globe.
These projects have helped to diversify local economies, train the labour force, and in turn increase the resilience of communities, vulnerable groups, households, and individuals.

30 May 2017 description
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VIENNA, 17 May 2017 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan have agreed to launch two projects in Iraq to lift the burden on the local communities affected by the influx of people who have had to flee their homes because of continuing violence and insecurity.

The projects respond to the United Nations Secretary-General’s appeal for more help to the people who have “suffered enormously and go on suffering”.

24 Oct 2016 description
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For Syrian women living in refugee camps in Turkey, learning a new skill set in textiles can lead to a better and more independent life. This is the case for Celile Mustafa whose new skills acquired through training courses offered by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and funded by the Government of Japan will allow her to work in Turkey’s modern apparel factories.

08 Sep 2016 description
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Some 240 young Somalis have taken part in vocational training courses offered by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Kismayo, the third largest city and the main commercial hub in the region. Successful graduates have found employment in the construction sector and have established small businesses to contribute to rebuilding their community.

15 Aug 2016 description
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Context

Since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, more than 1 million refugees have fled to Lebanon. This has placed tremendous pressure on the country, which has a relatively small population of 4.5 million. The labour market in Lebanon has deteriorated rapidly and the unemployment rate, particularly among young people, has been rising due to the influx of refugees.

02 Aug 2016 description
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ADDIS ABABA, 28 July 2016 - At an event hosted by the Embassy of Italy, Ambassador Giuseppe Mistretta signed two grant agreements with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The agreements are part of the Stemming Irregular Migration from Northern and Central Ethiopia (SINCE) Programme which aims to create greater employment and economic opportunities for migrants, potential migrants, refugees and returnees, and in particular for women and youth.

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.

25 Feb 2016 description
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Context

Djibouti is vulnerable to a number of natural disasters. The country is occasionally affected by catastrophic floods resulting in massive damage to people and properties. The most recent flash floods in 2004 and in 2013 inflicted heavy casualties on the population and caused enormous destruction to roads, houses, and infrastructures, leaving people homeless and with no means of income. With reduced employment opportunities and limited access to resources, women and the poor are particularly vulnerable.

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25 Feb 2016 description
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People living in vulnerable communities in the Republic of Djibouti are getting help to diversify their sources of income. A US$330,000 project implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and funded by Japan is empowering women in flood-prone communities and helping them to build resilience to natural disasters through diversified livelihoods.

23 Feb 2016 description
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KHARTOUM, 23 February 2016 - The Government of Japan has approved the amount of USD 630,000 to fund a project implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) titled “Supporting food and nutrition security in Sudan through soybean processing”.

The project addresses the local production and processing of soybean in Sudan, and comes in line with the national priorities reflected in the ongoing Country Programe for Sudan implemented by UNIDO.