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  • Roadmaps for developing the pharmaceutical industry in West Africa
    Roadmaps for developing the pharmaceutical industry in West Africa

    VIENNA, 25 February 2020 – A new set of publications comprising a regional reference framework and country-specific roadmap documents has been released to support the development of the pharmaceutical industry in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It was produced by UNIDO with financial support from the West African Health Organization (WAHO).

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  • UNIDO and Switzerland expand cooperation to support cocoa value chain in Nicaragua’s mining triangle
    UNIDO and Switzerland expand cooperation to support cocoa value chain in Nicaragua’s mining triangle

    VIENNA, 21 February 2020 – LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, Foreign Minister of the Swiss Confederation, have signed an agreement for a second phase of PROCACAO, a project to improve the productive and

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  • UNIDO and the Russian Federation discuss key results within Russia-funded projects and plan future joint work
    UNIDO and the Russian Federation discuss key results within Russia-funded projects and plan future joint work

    VIENNA, 20 February 2020 – Consultations between representatives of UNIDO and the Russian Federation have focused on the key results of projects funded by the country’s voluntary contributions to UNIDO’s Industrial Development Fund (IDF). The two parties reviewed the progress of projects in Armenia, Cuba, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as some regional and global initiatives.

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  • Global manufacturing slowdown poses serious challenges to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 9, UNIDO report
    Global manufacturing slowdown poses serious challenges to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 9, UNIDO report

    VIENNA, 19 February 2020 – The rate of global manufacturing growth has declined for a second consecutive year, dropping to a marginal rate of two percent in 2019, according to International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2020 published today by UNIDO.

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  • UNIDO to support Albania’s post-disaster reconstruction
    UNIDO to support Albania’s post-disaster reconstruction

    BRUSSELS, 17 February 2020 – A delegation from UNIDO has taken part in the international donors’ conference “Together for Albania”. The event, hosted by the European Commission, was convened to support reconstruction efforts in Albania after one of the strongest earthquakes in the country’s history struck on 26 November 2019.

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  •  UNIDO to provide emergency assistance to China to help contain the outbreak of coronavirus
    UNIDO to provide emergency assistance to China to help contain the outbreak of coronavirus

    VIENNA, 14 February 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will provide emergency response assistance to China to help fight the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). A related project document was signed today by Ambassador WANG Qun, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations in Vienna, and LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO.

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  • Coronavirus: UNIDO offers full support to Government of China
    Coronavirus: UNIDO offers full support to Government of China

    VIENNA, 11 February 2020 -  LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has written to President XI Jinping of the People's Republic of China, following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The text of the letter, sent on 6 February, is as follows:

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  • UNIDO co-organizes workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the SDGs
    UNIDO co-organizes workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the SDGs

    VIENNA 3 February 2020 – A three-day workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the SDGs was inaugurated today in UNO City, Vienna.

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  • Slovenia-funded projects discussed during UNIDO consultations
    Slovenia-funded projects discussed during UNIDO consultations

    VIENNA, 29 January 2020 – Society 5.0 - the concept of a human-centred society that balances economic and industrial advancement with the resolution of social problems by a system that integrates cyberspace and physical space was among the topics for future collaboration discussed by representatives of UNIDO and a delegation from Slovenia.

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  • CTCN publication explores role of technology transfer in raising climate ambition
    CTCN publication explores role of technology transfer in raising climate ambition

    COPENHAGEN, 20 January 2020 - The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) has published a report titled, ‘Climate Change Strategies 2020', which highlights the role of technology transfer in the fight against climate change. The publication includes contributions from P

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