Wednesday, 15 May 2013
“When you have a skill, even if something bad happens in a country, you won’t have a hand in it. You won’t steal or hurt people willfully, and you won’t take a gun for a companion,” explains 21-year-old Malikie Kanneh. Kanneh...
Tuesday, 07 May 2013
Biofuel production can contribute to industrial development and help create jobs. Potentially, biofuels can also play a useful role in tackling the issues of climate change and energy supply. However, campaigning groups...
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
European Development Days, an annual event hosted by the European Commission and held in the Belgian capital, Brussels, is Europe’s premier forum on development and international affairs. In 2012, the meetings addressed inclusive...
Friday, 31 August 2012
2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. From 6-14 September 2012, UNIDO is organizing a week-long event at its headquarters in Vienna to celebrate the success in...
UNIDO helps Sri Lanka improve food safety standards, preserving the recent boom in tourism and boosting the local economy
Friday, 31 August 2012
In 2009 more than two decades of civil war in Sri Lanka came to an end, and the country began the task of recovering from the immense hardships experienced by the population and the massive disruption of the economy. Even though...
Grassroots recovery: UNIDO helps rebuild rural life in crisis-affected regions – with funding from Japan
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Somalia: three countries with different histories, culture and geographic locations. One thing they do have in common is the fact that all three of them have experienced...
Monday, 30 April 2012
Pakistan has rich fishery resources. A primary source of rural income for centuries and directly employing over one million people, the fishery sector plays an important role in Pakistan’s economy. Its products are exported to...
Saturday, 31 March 2012
Hurricane Felix hit Nicaragua on 4 September 2007, making landfall at Sandy Bay, on the Atlantic Coast of the country. The communities of Puerto Cabezas, Waspam and of the so-called Mining Triangle (Municipalities of Siuna,...
Teaming up for a better future – UNIDO helps oilseed processors in Ethiopia get their business back on track
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Oilseeds – the second largest export commodity in Ethiopia, have been a vital part of the country’s economy. But things changed in 2007, when the Ethiopian Government enforced a ban on seed oils in response to the high commodity...
Mini hydropower plants in Rwanda help reduce poverty, boost productive activities in rural communities
Thursday, 01 December 2011
Got water? That means you can have energy. People have been harnessing the energy of moving water for centuries. In Ancient Greece and China, waterwheels were installed in rapidly flowing rivers to turn millstones and other...