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  • The G20 and G7 must live up to their commitment
    The G20 and G7 must live up to their commitment

    BALI, 23 September 2022 - UNIDO Director General Gerd Müller took part in the G20 Trade, Investment and Industry Ministerial Meeting in Indonesia. While addressing the plenary session on sustainable industrialization, Müller called on the G20 countries, and the G7, to live up to their commitment to

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  • UNIDO and Switzerland renew commitment to promoting quality and standards
    UNIDO and Switzerland renew commitment to promoting quality and standards

    VIENNA, 16 September 2022 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Switzerland, through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), today signed the second phase of the Global Quality and Standards Programme (GQSP), a CHF 14 million (approximately US$14.5 million)  programme extension to consolidate and scale up joint work initiated in 2017.

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  • UNIDO and the Government of China strengthen collaboration to enhance South-South and Triangular Industrial Cooperation
    UNIDO and the Government of China strengthen collaboration to enhance South-South and Triangular Industrial Cooperation

    VIENNA, 12 September 2022 – South-South and Triangular Cooperation leads to greater innovation as it provides opportunities for developing countries to learn from each other and to share best practices.  In recognition of the role of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China have agreed to boost South-South and Triangular Industrial cooperation (SSTIC).

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  • UNIDO, UNEP and WHO celebrate the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies 2022
    UNIDO, UNEP and WHO celebrate the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies 2022

    VIENNA, 7 September 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to celebrate this year’s International Day of Clean Air for blue skies. The theme for this year’s day is The Air We Share to focus on the transboundary nature of air pollution that requires collective accountability and global, regional and local cooperation.

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  • Working with Honduras on shared prosperity
    Working with Honduras on shared prosperity

    VIENNA, 5 September 2022 – UNIDO Managing Director, Yuko Yasunaga, welcomed a high-level delegation from Honduras to the organization’s headquarters for discussions to identify and develop cooperation initiatives in support of the country’s development priorities.

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  • Africa at the centre of UNIDO’s Industrialization efforts: UNIDO Director General, Gerd Müller
    Africa at the centre of UNIDO’s Industrialization efforts: UNIDO Director General, Gerd Müller

    VIENNA, 12 August 2022 - “Food security in Africa is among the priority areas for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and it is keen to support agro-processing industry and establish agricultural value chains across the continent,” declared Director General (DG), Gerd Müller.

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Digitalization is driving entrepreneurship in Tunisia

Digitalization is changing our lives with unprecedented speed. New technologies are revolutionizing the way businesses operate, how people connect and exchange information, and how they interact with ...

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Global value chains in times of multiple crises

In our globalized world, production has become increasingly interconnected across borders. The rise of global value chains (GVCs) implies that the production of today’s manufactured goods hinges on in...

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What are green skills?

Simply put, green skills are the knowledge, abilities, values and attitudes needed to live in, develop and support a sustainable and resource-efficient society. The need to transition towards more...

  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health And Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life below Water
  • Life on Land
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships for the goals
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    The SDGs

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and guide all global, regional and national development endeavours until the year 2030.

    Adopted in 2015, the SDGs seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They are universal, integrated and indivisible, and seek to balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental dimensions. The breadth and scope of the SDGs reflect the complexity and scale of challenges to be addressed in the modern era.

  • SDG1

    Goal 1: No Poverty

    UNIDO seeks to ensure that the benefits of industrialization are shared by all, that the living conditions of all are sustainably improved, and that no one is left behind

  • SDG2

    Goal 2: Zero Hunger

    UNIDO supports value addition to agricultural output, and helps reduce post-harvest losses and increase resource efficiency, while generating job opportunities for rural communities and increasing food security, food safety and nutrition, particularly through agri-business development and upgrading agro-food value chains

  • SDG3

    Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

    > UNIDO supports the development and upgrading of the pharmaceutical industry in developing countries for the local production of essential generic drugs and the provision of necessary appliances to the health industry, while also working to reduce pollution from industry and protecting consumer health through the implementation of food safety and sanitary standards

  • SDG4

    Goal 4: Quality Education

    UNIDO supports the development of entrepreneurial culture and skills, provides technical and vocational training, and helps enhancing young people’s skills and knowledge for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

  • SDG5

    Goal 5: Gender Equality

    UNIDO supports women in acquiring skills and gaining access to productive and financial resources that allow them to compete effectively in the economic life of their communities

  • SDG6

    Goal 6: Clean water and Sanitation

    UNIDO assists countries with the transfer of best available technologies and environmental practices to improve industrial and municipal water management and productivity, and helps prevent the discharge of industrial effluents into international waters (rivers, lakes, wetlands, and coastal areas)

  • SDG7

    Goal 7: Affordable and Clean energy

    > UNIDO promotes energy efficiency policies, technologies and practices, as well as access to affordable renewable sources of energy for the facilitation of productive activities, providing countries an opportunity to follow a low-carbon and low-emissions growth path

  • SDG8

    Goal 8: Decent work and Economic Growth

    > UNIDO facilitates structural transformation and economic growth by increasing the capacities of local industries for value addition, economic diversification, and export promotion, as well as supports the creation of decent jobs in industry and industry-related services

  • SDG9

    Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    > UNIDO seeks to advance poverty eradication and inclusiveness, build productive capacities in an inclusive manner, and provide more opportunities for all women and men as well as across social groups, also through partnerships with all stakeholders involved in industrialization processes

  • SDG10

    Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

    > UNIDO promotes greater productivity, stable employment, and increased incomes, and improves economic opportunities between and within populations, countries and regions with the aim to reach vulnerable groups, including young people, women, migrants and minorities, and a focus on pro-poor enterprise initiatives, agro-industries, greater value-addition, women and youth entrepreneurship, as well as human security issues in post-crisis situations

  • SDG11

    Goal 11: Sustainable cities and Communicaties

    > UNIDO promotes smart industries and industrial clusters in urban industrial zones that spur innovation, resource efficiency and industrial competitiveness while linking local business with global markets and supply chains

  • SDG12

    Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

    > UNIDO promotes green industries, resource efficient management, cleaner production, energy efficiency in industry, reduction of waste and pollution, and environmental sustainability policies in industrial production and consumption, such as the circular economy approach

  • SDG13

    Goal 13: Climate action

    > UNIDO promotes the reduction of industrial CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, including through sustainable energy solutions and the uptake of resource-efficient technologies and practices, and cleaner production in industrial processes

  • SDG14

    Goal 14: Life below water

    > UNIDO supports efforts to reduce the detrimental industrial impacts on water bodies through sound water management methodologies and system introduction, and strategic partnerships to protect coastal and maritime habitats and ecosystems, as well as helps to improve fisheries incomes by encouraging regional cooperation, capacity building and technology, etc.

  • SDG15

    Goal 15: Life on Land

    > UNIDO aims at improving rural livelihoods, food security and agricultural production in a sustainable manner and promotes technologies that ensure sustainable management of the soils and the generation of highly productive renewable resources, while supporting the adaptation and adoption of resource efficient and cleaner production methods, technologies and systems

  • SDG16

    Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong Institutions

    > UNIDO supports the restoration of economic activities and empowerment of communities affected by crises, and strengthens the capacities of governments and small and medium-sized enterprises to apply human rights principles and business ethics to industrial development, thus enhancing human security

  • SDG17

    Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

    > UNIDO facilitates international cooperation, multi-stakeholder partnerships and the alignment of public and private investments and industrial policies

    > UNIDO conducts capacity-building, including on trade-related national capacities

    > UNIDO fosters technology exchange mechanisms, technology policy coordination measures and related investment opportunities

    > UNIDO provides technical and statistical support to the monitoring and review of the SDGs