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  • Italy and UNIDO remain committed to work together to accelerate progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
    Italy and UNIDO remain committed to work together to accelerate progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    VIENNA, 1 March 2021 – Last week, the Italian Ambassador, Alessandro Cortese, and the Director General of the UNIDO, LI Yong, signed funding arrangements for three projects financed by the Government of Italy.

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  • UNIDO works to scale up the ICT start-up ecosystem in Iran
    UNIDO works to scale up the ICT start-up ecosystem in Iran

    TEHRAN, 16 February 2021 - Together with its national counterparts from the Information Technology Organization of Iran’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies and in partnership with the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UN

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  • Launch of the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency
    Launch of the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency

    19 February 2021 - Bringing together governments and relevant networks and organizations, the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (GACERE) aims to provide a global impetus to initiatives related to the circular economy transition, resource efficiency, sustainable consumpt

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  • UNIDO report identifies first steps towards strengthening Moldova’s national innovation system
    UNIDO report identifies first steps towards strengthening Moldova’s national innovation system

    VIENNA, 19 February 2021 – UNIDO has published "The Innovation Ecosystem in Moldova", a report that presents a preliminary analysis of Moldova’s research and innovation ecosystem.

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  • Launch of the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency
    Launch of the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency

    22 February 2021 – Bringing together governments and relevant networks and organizations, the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (GACERE) aims to provide a global impetus to initiatives related to the circular economy transition, resource efficiency, sustainable consumption

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  • Entrepreneurs give their take on private sector development in the Sahel
    Entrepreneurs give their take on private sector development in the Sahel

    BRUSSELS, 11 February 2021 - The Sahel countries - Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad - face many challenges, including chronic insecurity, rising extremism, a lack of economic prospects, and poor access to education, employment and essential services, such as water and electricity.

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  • UNIDO and Switzerland to support the beef value chain in Costa Rica
    UNIDO and Switzerland to support the beef value chain in Costa Rica

    VIENNA, 9 February 2021 – As part of the Global Quality and Standards Programme (GQSP) designed to encourage systematic trade development along specific value chains, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) will suppo

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  • New UNIDO publication on South-South and triangular industrial cooperation
    New UNIDO publication on South-South and triangular industrial cooperation

    VIENNA, 4 February 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has released a new publication on the Organization’s work in the area of South-South and triangular industrial cooperation (SSTIC). The publication features 16 projects and good practices that can be replicated

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  • UNIDO Programme for Country Partnership countries share experiences and lessons learned
    UNIDO Programme for Country Partnership countries share experiences and lessons learned

    VIENNA, 2 February 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has organized the first peer learning session on the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for high-level representatives of current PCP countries and those interested in the PCP model. The session focused on

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  • Digitalization crucial to SIDS’ COVID-19 recovery, long-term development
    Digitalization crucial to SIDS’ COVID-19 recovery, long-term development

    VIENNA, 12 January 2021 - The upscaling of digital technologies presents a host of opportunities for small island developing states (SIDS) to diversify their economies, boost manufacturing, gain greater access to global value chains, and improve disaster preparedness. However, significant obstacles

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