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  • UNIDO secures nearly US$45 million in GEF funding at first ever virtual GEF Council
    UNIDO secures nearly US$45 million in GEF funding at first ever virtual GEF Council

    3 June 2020 – The 58th Council Meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) was held for the first time virtually, gathering participants from the GEF’s 183 member countries located in 17 different time zones. During its first day, two major decisions were taken: Council approved a Work Program amounting to US$645.4 million in 63 projects and five programmes in various focal areas of the GEF.

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  • Global Call: Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond
    Global Call: Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond

    VIENNA, 3 June 2020 – Registration is now open for the Global Call for “Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond”, promoted by the UNIDO and organized by its global network of Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPOs).

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  • Dates announced for Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit 2020 Virtual Edition
    Dates announced for Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit 2020 Virtual Edition

    中文版  VIENNA, 3 June - The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) 2020 Virtual Edition will consist of a series of online webinars taking place weekly, starting from 30 June, culminating in a two-day Virtual Summit, to take place from 4-5 September 2020.

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  • Global manufacturing production drops sharply due to economic disruptions caused by COVID-19 – UNIDO report
    Global manufacturing production drops sharply due to economic disruptions caused by COVID-19 – UNIDO report

    VIENNA, 3 June 2020 - World manufacturing output registered a sharp decline in the first quarter of 2020. This decline is attributable to China’s lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, as well as ongoing uncertainties due to restrictions on trade between the US and China and the so-called Brexit.

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  • Webinar on how to promote  the resilience of the food production sector during a pandemic
    Webinar on how to promote the resilience of the food production sector during a pandemic

    VIENNA/QUEBEC CITY, 29 May 2020 – A scientific roundtable, organized through a webinar, gathered food regulators and representatives of the food production sector from Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East. It was co-hosted by the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IU

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  • Webinar: Economic Transition into the ‘New Normal’
    Webinar: Economic Transition into the ‘New Normal’

    VIENNA, 26 May 2020- Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento, Director at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has participated in a webinar entitled “Economic Transition into the ‘New Normal’: How can International Organizations help European Economies Bounce Back?” The webinar

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  • COVID-19: Responding to the Crisis. Building a Better Future
    COVID-19: Responding to the Crisis. Building a Better Future

    VIENNA, 26 May 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published its position paper on the COVID-19 response. Responding to the Crisis. Building a Better Future outlines UNIDO’s approach over the next 12 to 18 months.

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  • UNIDO launches safety guidelines for Lebanon's industrial sector in response to COVID-19
    UNIDO launches safety guidelines for Lebanon's industrial sector in response to COVID-19

    BEIRUT, 20 May 2020 – Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Lebanon, represented by H.E. Dr. Imad Hoballah, Minister of Industry, UNIDO has launched safety guidelines developed for the industrial sector.

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  • New publication to mark World Metrology Day 2020
    New publication to mark World Metrology Day 2020

    VIENNA, 20 May 2020 – On the occasion of World Metrology Day on 20 May, UNIDO has published insights on the relevance of quality, standards and testing in the fight against COVID-19. Quality control, standards and metrology play a particularly important role in mitigating the negative effects of the global pandemic.

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  • UNIDO and Japan partner to enhance economic resilience of Iran’s fishery value chain
    UNIDO and Japan partner to enhance economic resilience of Iran’s fishery value chain

    VIENNA, 11 May 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan have recently launched a new technical cooperation project in the Islamic Republic of Iran with the aim of enhancing the economic resilience of the fishery industry in Chabahar

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