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Making it industry 2030

In this General Conference edition of Making It our contributors look at the key role of industrialization in achieving the 2030 Agenda.

Industry 2030 points towards the world we want by the year 2030, with industries that are inclusive and sustainable, driving a low-carbon, climate-smart economy that provides decent jobs and shared prosperity and that empowers all people in all countries.

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  • UNIDO and Morocco’s MASEN to strengthen cooperation to deploy renewable energy technologies
    UNIDO and Morocco’s MASEN to strengthen cooperation to deploy renewable energy technologies

    ABU DHABI, 5 November 2019 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy of the Kingdom of Morocco (MASEN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and implement projects deploying advanced renewable energy technologies i

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  • UNIDO’s General Conference closes with clear indications on path towards achieving SDGs
    UNIDO’s General Conference closes with clear indications on path towards achieving SDGs

    ABU DHABI, 7 November 2019 – The 18th session of the UNIDO General Conference concluded today, providing the Organization clear indications under the new Abu Dhabi Declaration, to accelerate ISID for the realization of the 2030 Agenda.

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  • Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at UNIDO’s General Conference
    Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at UNIDO’s General Conference

    ABU DHABI, 5 November 2019 – The Abu Dhabi Declaration was adopted today, on the third day of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) General Conference, marking an important milestone for the Organization.

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  • UNIDO industrial development report presents fresh evidence on the future of industrialization in the context of a technological paradigm shift
    UNIDO industrial development report presents fresh evidence on the future of industrialization in the context of a technological paradigm shift

    ABU DHABI, 5 November 2019 - UNIDO launched its 2020 Industrial Development Report (IDR) on Industrializing in the digital age at an event held on the sidelines of the eighteenth Session of the UNIDO General Conference.

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  • CLEANTECH: A Catalyst for Climate Action
    CLEANTECH: A Catalyst for Climate Action

    ABU DHABI, 5 November 2019 – On the third day of the 18th Session of its General Conference, UNIDO organized an event on innovative Cleantech solutions, supported by UNIDO and its partners, which showcased their high potential to address environmental challenges, especially as a catalyst for Climate Action and the Clean Energy Transition.

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  • Innovation and connectivity required for a smooth transition to Industry 4.0
    Innovation and connectivity required for a smooth transition to Industry 4.0

    ABU DHABI, 5 November 2019 – On the sidelines of the 18th Session of its General Conference, UNIDO organized an event on ‘Fostering Innovation and Connectivity for a Smooth Transformation to Industry 4.0’.

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  • Digitally unlocking SMEs’ potentials: The SDG Impact Investment Platform featured in the Circular Economy event at GC18
    Digitally unlocking SMEs’ potentials: The SDG Impact Investment Platform featured in the Circular Economy event at GC18

    Abu Dhabi, 4 November 2019 – On the second day of the 18th Session of its General Conference, UNIDO organized a Circular Economy event, supported by the Government of Italy, which immersed the attendees in a real-life investment pitch session.

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  • UNIDO's Industrial Analytics Platform to harness power of data for evidence-based policies
    UNIDO's Industrial Analytics Platform to harness power of data for evidence-based policies

    ABU DHABI, 4 November 2019 – On the sidelines of the 18th Session of its General Conference, UNIDO officially launched the new Industrial Analytics Platform (IAP), an innovative tool featuring, in an accessible format, data on select indicators of industrial development and relevant research by leading experts.

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  • UNIDO’s 18th General Conference opens in Abu Dhabi
    UNIDO’s 18th General Conference opens in Abu Dhabi

    ABU DHABI, 3 November 2019 – The 18th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) opened today in Abu Dhabi under the theme “Industry 2030 – Innovate. Connect. Transform our Future.”

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  • Partnerships for advancing industry and the 2030 Agenda, focus of UNIDO’s Seventh ISID Forum
    Partnerships for advancing industry and the 2030 Agenda, focus of UNIDO’s Seventh ISID Forum

    ABU DHABI, 3 November 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today held its Seventh Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) Forum as part of the Organization’s 18th General Conference.

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  • Appointment of Elisabetta Lattanzio Illy as UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador focusing on creative industries and food safety
    Appointment of Elisabetta Lattanzio Illy as UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador focusing on creative industries and food safety

    ABU DHABI, 3 November 2019 – On the sidelines of the 18th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), an official ceremony on the appointment of Ms. Elisabetta Illy as International UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador took place.

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  • UNIDO to implement GEF-funded project to improve regulatory mechanisms for sustainable industrial zones in Peru
    UNIDO to implement GEF-funded project to improve regulatory mechanisms for sustainable industrial zones in Peru

    ABU DHABI, 3 November 2019 – LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, and Rocío Ingred Barrios Alvarado, Minister of Production of the Republic of Peru, today signed the Implementation Agreement of the “Sustainable Industrial Zone (SIZ) Development in Peru” project funded by the GEF.

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  • The Government of Côte d'Ivoire is committed to mobilizing its own financial resources to support the programming of its PCP
    The Government of Côte d'Ivoire is committed to mobilizing its own financial resources to support the programming of its PCP

    ABU DHABI, 3 November 2019 - LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Souleymane Diarrassouba, Minister of Trade and Industry of Côte d'Ivoire, exchanged letters on the commitment of the country to mobilize a financial contribution of € 120,000 to support the programming phase of the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for Côte d'Ivoire.

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  • UNIDO signed a Joint Declaration with Huawei to strengthen partnership
    UNIDO signed a Joint Declaration with Huawei to strengthen partnership

    ABU DHABI, 3 November 2019 – LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and XUE Man, Vice President of Huawei Technologies signed a Joint Declaration to strengthen partnership between UNIDO and Huawei.

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  • UNIDO and Vanuatu to strengthen partnership on innovative financing
    UNIDO and Vanuatu to strengthen partnership on innovative financing

    ABU DHABI, 2 November 2019 – During the 8th Least Developed Countries’ Ministerial Conference organized together with the 18th Session of the UNIDO General Conference, LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Jotham Napat Nauka, the De

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Impact stories

  • India's air pollution emergency
    India's air pollution emergency

    UNIDO is supporting start-ups using clean-tech innovations

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  • A shift in the production paradigm
    A shift in the production paradigm

    UNIDO's Manuel Albaladejo answers questions about the circular economy and industry 4.0 in Latin America

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  • When the only thing left is hope
    When the only thing left is hope

    Light at the end of the tunnel for Syrian refugees in Turkey

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  • Responding to Morocco’s water challenge
    Responding to Morocco’s water challenge

    UNIDO’s H2O Maghreb project - providing innovative training for young water professionals in Morocco - was featured at World Water Week in Stockholm 2019

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  • Entrepreneurs prove environmental protection and economic success go hand-in-hand
    Entrepreneurs prove environmental protection and economic success go hand-in-hand

    A private-public partnership between the Tunisian government, USAID, the Italian Cooperation, the HP Foundation and UNIDO is merging green skills with business know-how to foster a new generation of eco-minded entrepreneurs.

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  • Bioenergy that is good for business
    Bioenergy that is good for business

    “We expect the uptake of biomass in industry to not only reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by replacing fossil fuels, but also to increase the country’s competitiveness and create employment,” said Mark Draeck, an Industrial Development Officer at UNIDO.

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  • Eliminating toxic chemicals in Paraguay
    Eliminating toxic chemicals in Paraguay

    In October 2015, a fire tore through a transformer depot 11km east of Asunción. The blaze affected the stored transformers, capacitors and other equipment containing PCBs, a chemical compound banned in the 1970s owing to environmental and health concerns. Clouds of smoke drifted over the area, creating a serious health risk for the more than a quarter of a million people living there. (Photo: © Cuerpo de Bomberos Voluntarios de Paraguay)

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  • Freezing climate change
    Freezing climate change

    As the global climate gets hotter, there is an ever greater need for refrigeration. But the more we chill food and drinks in fridges and cool our rooms with air-conditioning, the hotter the air outside will get. It is a catastrophic spiral.

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  • Cyber security: increasingly vital for industry
    Cyber security: increasingly vital for industry

    With the onward march of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the increasing proliferation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) will bring benefits but also risks. The service sector has been dealing with threats of the digital age for a while. Now manufacturing companies are going to have to catch up.

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  • UNIDO and #WorldEnvironmentDay 2019 - Together we can #BeatAirPollution
    UNIDO and #WorldEnvironmentDay 2019 - Together we can #BeatAirPollution

    UNIDO is continuing to work with governments and industry to reduce industrial pollution and improve air quality

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  • Providing a helping hand to Benin’s SMEs
    Providing a helping hand to Benin’s SMEs

    With intensive support from national consultants coached by international experts, the enterprises were assisted in the development and implementation of action plans to transform their activities and be more competitive on the regional and global markets.

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  • Expert explains why Melaka should obtain a credit rating
    Expert explains why Melaka should obtain a credit rating

    Joshua Gallo, Head Investment Coordinator at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and former Senior Municipal Finance Specialist at the World Bank, discusses how obtaining a credit rating can help cities tackle the lack of funding for sustainable infrastructure projects.

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  • Empowerment through education and training: a success story from Liberia
    Empowerment through education and training: a success story from Liberia

    UNIDO supports the Japan Heavy Equipment Operations School in providing labour market-oriented training programmes in excavator operation and basic service training. Each year around 200 young men and women from Liberia are enrolled in training programmes.

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