"Strengthening regional health industries and promoting technology transfer to enhance pandemic resilience and improve health outcomes in LDCs"

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UNIDO and the UN Technology Bank for LDCs are pleased to invite you to a side event as part of the First Preparatory Committee Meeting for the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries: "Strengthening regional health industries and promoting technology transfer to enhance pandemic resilience and improve health outcomes in LDCs"

Fostering Inclusive and Sustainable Global Value Chains: The Role of the G20

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A significant share of global production takes place in global value chains (GVCs). Participating in GVCs is widely associated with economic benefits, such as productivity and employment creation, and considered one of the driving forces of growth and development worldwide. However, the sustainability of production in GVCs is increasingly contested, and associated social and environmental costs can be hefty.

Fifth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC5)

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The upcoming Fifth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC5) will take place against a bleak socio-economic backdrop – LDCs saw their economies significantly shrink in 2020, amidst a severe global recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. While advanced countries deployed massive fiscal stimulus to cushion the pandemic’s impact, and are on the verge of successful mass vaccinations, the policy response in LDCs was much more limited, due to tight fiscal constraints.