VIENNA, 27 November 2017 – On the margins of 46th session of the Industrial Development Board (IDB), LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Gerhard Kuentzle, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Germany to UNIDO, signed two funding agreements aimed at boosting women empowerment in green industry and strengthening trade capacity building.
Through one agreement, Germany supports the global programme “Economic empowerment of women in green industry” with €1,100,000. The aim of this programme, implemented together with UN Women, is to advise policy-makers and practitioners on the establishment and implementation of a policy framework to integrate gender and green industrial policies.
Through another agreement, Germany invests €400,000 as contribution to UNIDO’s thematic Trust Fund on Trade-Related Capacity-Building to advance the economic competitiveness of developing countries and in particular Least Developed Countries. Together with other donors such as the European Union, this contribution will help to advance trade capacities and quality infrastructure in Africa and beyond.
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For more information: Mr. Steffen Kaeser (S.Kaeser [at] unido.org)