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  • Addressing the climate emergency and advancing the Agenda 2030 through a circular economy transition
    Addressing the climate emergency and advancing the Agenda 2030 through a circular economy transition

    VIENNA, 26 November – Accelerating the adoption of circular economy principles, policies and practices is essential if we are to make the progress on the Sustainable Development Goals and fully implement the Paris Agreement. This was the key message from more 300 representatives of national gove

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  • Flexible working arrangements and the future of work: promoting gender equality, diversity and inclusion
    Flexible working arrangements and the future of work: promoting gender equality, diversity and inclusion

    VIENNA, 20 October 2020 - UNIDO and the Vienna Regional Office of the International Organization for Migration  (IOM) have organized a webinar on flexible working arrangements (FWAs) and the future of work.

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  • The drive towards Industry 4.0 in Thailand
    The drive towards Industry 4.0 in Thailand

    BANGKOK, 24 November 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) presented its Industrial Development Report (IDR) 2020: Industrializing in the digital age at the event “Thailand: Driving towards Industry 4.0”, organized in cooperation with the Digital Economy Promotion Age

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  • Quality and standards: game-changers for the post-COVID recovery of African economies?
    Quality and standards: game-changers for the post-COVID recovery of African economies?

    BRUSSELS, 19 November 2020 – UNIDO has organized a webinar on quality and standards in the context of post-COVID-19 recovery of African economies. It provided a multi-stakeholder platform to discuss the role of quality institutions and services for the sustainable and inclusive industrialization of Africa.

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  • UNIDO Director General makes call to action at the 11th Sustainable Innovation Forum
    UNIDO Director General makes call to action at the 11th Sustainable Innovation Forum

    LONDON, 19 November 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic may have led to a temporary decline in greenhouse gas emissions, but if the harder-to-abate sectors return to business as usual after the worst of the pandemic has subsided, they will account for the entire carbon budget in 2050. Heavy industry – such

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  • Japanese technology to fight COVID-19 in Africa and Asia
    Japanese technology to fight COVID-19 in Africa and Asia

    TOKYO, 11 November 2020 – Japanese technology and products will help countries in Africa and Asia limit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to UNIDO.

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  • UNIDO and Japan agree on closer cooperation to tackle global environmental issues
    UNIDO and Japan agree on closer cooperation to tackle global environmental issues

    TOKYO/VIENNA, 9 November 2020 - UNIDO and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) have signed a joint declaration.

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  • The role of impact investing in “Building Back Better"
    The role of impact investing in “Building Back Better"

    SHANGHAI, 6 November 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), together with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), has organized a high-level side event during the third China International Import Expo. The event, supported by the China Chamber of International Commerce, was entitled, “Understanding and Harnessing the Role of Impact Investing for ‘Building Back Better’ in Times of the Global COVID-19 Crisis”, and participants considered the issue on the context of achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development during the Decade of Action.

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  • Global collaboration is key to recovery and achieving the SDGs 
    Global collaboration is key to recovery and achieving the SDGs 

    VIENNA, 22 October 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has stalled the advancement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). It is creating many challenges, yet also it unveils opportunities to build back better.

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  • South Africa: industrial energy efficiency project wins international award
    South Africa: industrial energy efficiency project wins international award

    PRETORIA, 15 October 2020 - South Africa’s largest energy efficiency initiative: Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement in South Africa through Mainstreaming the Introduction of Energy Management Systems and Energy Systems Optimization, has won the highest international accolade for an energy prog

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