Progress by innovation


  • FAO and UNIDO Director-Generals launch Agrifood Systems Transformation Accelerator
    FAO and UNIDO Director-Generals launch Agrifood Systems Transformation Accelerator

    Agrifood Systems Transformation Accelerator (ASTA): a global programme designed to help LDCs make their food systems more inclusive, sustainable and resilient by fostering partnerships and generating private-sector investments.

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  • UNIDO Director General calls for a 'new deal', a new economic approach for fair globalization
    UNIDO Director General calls for a 'new deal', a new economic approach for fair globalization

    Müller said, “A better deal is needed for the developing world, based on stronger global solidarity."

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  • Collective action on food security can bring prosperity and stability
    Collective action on food security can bring prosperity and stability

    Müller stressed the need for global solidarity in the context of ending hunger as a collective goal. He also highlighted the role of job creation in maintaining social stability.

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  • UAE, UNIDO reinforce industrial partnership to boost resilience, sustainability
    UAE, UNIDO reinforce industrial partnership to boost resilience, sustainability

    His Excellency Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) and Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), today signed two significant joint declarations at the First Industry and Advanced Technology Forum.

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  • MoIAT and UNIDO to organize the annual Industry and Advanced Technology Forum as part of World Government Summit 2023
    MoIAT and UNIDO to organize the annual Industry and Advanced Technology Forum as part of World Government Summit 2023

    Forum will launch a new initiative to boost the industrial sector’s technological transformation and the meeting of Champions 4.0 Network

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  • What next? The future of industrial strategies
    What next? The future of industrial strategies

    VIENNA, 13 January 2023 - Companies and governments need to come together to redesign their industrial strategies to ensure productivity, innovation and economic growth, according to a new white paper from the World Economic Forum, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Univ

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Bees and tractors: creating jobs and expanding economic opportunities in Somalia

UNIDO’s agro-technology project helps aspiring Somali businesspeople develop small- and medium-sized enterprises and increase their access to finance, ...


More competitive, environmentally and socially conscious: eco-industrial parks take a foothold in Indonesia

Indonesia currently has 138 industrial parks, which are the engines of economic growth in the country. Making them greener and more socially responsible will be an important step towards a more sustai...


Using cutting-edge technology to accelerate the growth of Türkiye’s bioenergy sector

A UNIDO-supported scheme is helping industry pioneers adopt the latest technologies to help the market thrive. ...

  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health And Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life below Water
  • Life on Land
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships for the goals
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    The SDGs

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and guide all global, regional and national development endeavours until the year 2030.

    Adopted in 2015, the SDGs seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They are universal, integrated and indivisible, and seek to balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental dimensions. The breadth and scope of the SDGs reflect the complexity and scale of challenges to be addressed in the modern era.

  • SDG1

    Goal 1: No Poverty

    UNIDO seeks to ensure that the benefits of industrialization are shared by all, that the living conditions of all are sustainably improved, and that no one is left behind

  • SDG2

    Goal 2: Zero Hunger

    UNIDO supports value addition to agricultural output, and helps reduce post-harvest losses and increase resource efficiency, while generating job opportunities for rural communities and increasing food security, food safety and nutrition, particularly through agri-business development and upgrading agro-food value chains

  • SDG3

    Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

    > UNIDO supports the development and upgrading of the pharmaceutical industry in developing countries for the local production of essential generic drugs and the provision of necessary appliances to the health industry, while also working to reduce pollution from industry and protecting consumer health through the implementation of food safety and sanitary standards

  • SDG4

    Goal 4: Quality Education

    UNIDO supports the development of entrepreneurial culture and skills, provides technical and vocational training, and helps enhancing young people’s skills and knowledge for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

  • SDG5

    Goal 5: Gender Equality

    UNIDO supports women in acquiring skills and gaining access to productive and financial resources that allow them to compete effectively in the economic life of their communities

  • SDG6

    Goal 6: Clean water and Sanitation

    UNIDO assists countries with the transfer of best available technologies and environmental practices to improve industrial and municipal water management and productivity, and helps prevent the discharge of industrial effluents into international waters (rivers, lakes, wetlands, and coastal areas)

  • SDG7

    Goal 7: Affordable and Clean energy

    > UNIDO promotes energy efficiency policies, technologies and practices, as well as access to affordable renewable sources of energy for the facilitation of productive activities, providing countries an opportunity to follow a low-carbon and low-emissions growth path

  • SDG8

    Goal 8: Decent work and Economic Growth

    > UNIDO facilitates structural transformation and economic growth by increasing the capacities of local industries for value addition, economic diversification, and export promotion, as well as supports the creation of decent jobs in industry and industry-related services

  • SDG9

    Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    > UNIDO seeks to advance poverty eradication and inclusiveness, build productive capacities in an inclusive manner, and provide more opportunities for all women and men as well as across social groups, also through partnerships with all stakeholders involved in industrialization processes

  • SDG10

    Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

    > UNIDO promotes greater productivity, stable employment, and increased incomes, and improves economic opportunities between and within populations, countries and regions with the aim to reach vulnerable groups, including young people, women, migrants and minorities, and a focus on pro-poor enterprise initiatives, agro-industries, greater value-addition, women and youth entrepreneurship, as well as human security issues in post-crisis situations

  • SDG11

    Goal 11: Sustainable cities and Communities

    > UNIDO promotes smart industries and industrial clusters in urban industrial zones that spur innovation, resource efficiency and industrial competitiveness while linking local business with global markets and supply chains

  • SDG12

    Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

    > UNIDO promotes green industries, resource efficient management, cleaner production, energy efficiency in industry, reduction of waste and pollution, and environmental sustainability policies in industrial production and consumption, such as the circular economy approach

  • SDG13

    Goal 13: Climate action

    > UNIDO promotes the reduction of industrial CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, including through sustainable energy solutions and the uptake of resource-efficient technologies and practices, and cleaner production in industrial processes

  • SDG14

    Goal 14: Life below water

    > UNIDO supports efforts to reduce the detrimental industrial impacts on water bodies through sound water management methodologies and system introduction, and strategic partnerships to protect coastal and maritime habitats and ecosystems, as well as helps to improve fisheries incomes by encouraging regional cooperation, capacity building and technology, etc.

  • SDG15

    Goal 15: Life on Land

    > UNIDO aims at improving rural livelihoods, food security and agricultural production in a sustainable manner and promotes technologies that ensure sustainable management of the soils and the generation of highly productive renewable resources, while supporting the adaptation and adoption of resource efficient and cleaner production methods, technologies and systems

  • SDG16

    Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong Institutions

    > UNIDO supports the restoration of economic activities and empowerment of communities affected by crises, and strengthens the capacities of governments and small and medium-sized enterprises to apply human rights principles and business ethics to industrial development, thus enhancing human security

  • SDG17

    Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

    > UNIDO facilitates international cooperation, multi-stakeholder partnerships and the alignment of public and private investments and industrial policies

    > UNIDO conducts capacity-building, including on trade-related national capacities

    > UNIDO fosters technology exchange mechanisms, technology policy coordination measures and related investment opportunities

    > UNIDO provides technical and statistical support to the monitoring and review of the SDGs