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  • UNIDO at the WTO 2021 Aid for Trade Stocktaking event
    UNIDO at the WTO 2021 Aid for Trade Stocktaking event

    GENEVA, 23-25 March 2021 – Taking stock of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on trade and development, and charting a new way forward for the WTO-led Aid for Trade Initiative were the main objectives of a virtual event taking place from 23 to 25 March.

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  • Africa’s sustainable industrialization and diversification in the digital era and in the context of COVID-19
    Africa’s sustainable industrialization and diversification in the digital era and in the context of COVID-19

    ADDIS ABABA, 21 March 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has presented its Industrial Development Report (IDR) 2020: Industrializing in the digital age at a side event of the UN Economic Commission for Africa Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning, an

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  • Japan and UNIDO to help train auto mechanics in Sierra Leone
    Japan and UNIDO to help train auto mechanics in Sierra Leone

    FREETOWN, 23 March 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan will work together to help Sierra Leone bridge the skills gap in the country’s automotive repair and maintenance sector and to promote decent employment opportunities for youth. T

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  • Investment and technology transfer from Germany as driver for economic development in Europe and Africa
    Investment and technology transfer from Germany as driver for economic development in Europe and Africa

    BONN/BRUSSELS, 24 March 2021 - The UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) Germany, in partnership with UNIDO Brussels Liaison Office, hosted the third UNIDO local event in the framework of EU Industry Week 2021 on the role of investments and technology transfer as driver for ec

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  •  Women’s leadership for climate-neutral and circular industries
    Women’s leadership for climate-neutral and circular industries

    VIENNA, 19 March 2021 - The post-pandemic economic recovery measures represent a unique opportunity to harness women’s full potential to reshape industrial development towards environmentally sound production, consumption and waste management practices. In this context, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Finland have organized an online side event in the framework of the 65th session on the Commission on the Status of Women.

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  • UNIDO and partners publish a new Mini-Grid Policy Development Guide
    UNIDO and partners publish a new Mini-Grid Policy Development Guide

    VIENNA, 17 March 2021 – A mini-grid is a set of small-scale electricity generators interconnected to a distribution network that supplies electricity to a small, localized group of customers and operates independently from the national transmission grid. Mini-grids are a critical tool for achieving

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  • The digital future of sustainable industrial manufacturing in Italy and beyond
    The digital future of sustainable industrial manufacturing in Italy and beyond

    BRUSSELS/ROME, 10 March 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO has organized a second virtual dialogue in the framework of the European Union (EU) Industry Week 2021.

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  • UNIDO and Japan to support Egypt with alternative approach to single-use plastics production and consumption
    UNIDO and Japan to support Egypt with alternative approach to single-use plastics production and consumption

    VIENNA, 9 March 2021 – Masaki Noke, Ambassador of Japan to Egypt, and Bassel El Khatib, Director and UNIDO Representative of the Regional Hub in Egypt, have signed an exchange of notes as a joint commitment to promote circular economy practices in Egypt’s single-use plastics value chain in orde

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  • One year of COVID-19: a two-speed manufacturing recovery
    One year of COVID-19: a two-speed manufacturing recovery

    The most recent data, covering the last three months of 2020, confirm that manufacturing is gradually recovering across the world, following a major drop during the first half of the year due to COVID-19. However, the pace of recovery is unequal. While manufacturing production in some countries, suc

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  • UNIDO EU Industry Week webinar series starts with a focus on investment and technology promotion
    UNIDO EU Industry Week webinar series starts with a focus on investment and technology promotion

    VIENNA, 4 March 2021 - UNIDO has organized three events during the EU Industry Week 2021, run by the European Commission’s Directorate General of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (DG GROW) .

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