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  • UNIDO hosts the fifth Global Chemical Leasing Award ceremony
    UNIDO hosts the fifth Global Chemical Leasing Award ceremony

    VIENNA, 15 September 2021 – Companies from around the world have been acknowledged for best practices, innovative approaches and ideas related to chemical leasing and similar performance-based business models for sustainable chemicals management. The award ceremony was held in a hybrid format with an in-person event combined with live streaming to a global audience.

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  • Council of Engineers to support UN Secretary General’s call for zero emissions by 2050
    Council of Engineers to support UN Secretary General’s call for zero emissions by 2050

    NEW YORK, 16 September 2021 - The Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition (CEET) - an independent advisory council to the United Nations Secretary General - has been formally launched.

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  • UNIDO, Finland agree to strengthen cooperation on developing the natural resources sector and the circular economy in developing countries
    UNIDO, Finland agree to strengthen cooperation on developing the natural resources sector and the circular economy in developing countries

    VIENNA, 8 September 2021 – LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, and Pirkko Hämäläinen, Ambassador of Finland to Austria and Permanent Representative to UNIDO, have signed an agreement to foster partnerships aiming to harness the potential of developing countries in the natural resources and circular economy sectors by enabling well-functioning, inclusive and sustainable value chains and business models.

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  • UNIDO reaffirms support for sustainable graduation of least developed countries
    UNIDO reaffirms support for sustainable graduation of least developed countries

    VIENNA, 30 August 2021 - Ahead of the Fifth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs), an Asia-Pacific Regional Review Meeting has discussed the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for LDCs (IPoA). The Meeting was jointly hosted by the United Nations Office of the

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  • UNIDO DG delivers key speech at the Ministerial Session of the African Union Commission’s Specialized Technical Committee for Trade, Industry and Minerals
    UNIDO DG delivers key speech at the Ministerial Session of the African Union Commission’s Specialized Technical Committee for Trade, Industry and Minerals

    VIENNA, 3 September 2021 – UNIDO Director General LI Yong delivered a speech at the Ministerial Session of the Third Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee of Trade, Industry and Minerals, which was organized virtually by the African Union Commission’s Department of Economic De

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  • Partnership to help reduce South Africa's beverage industry footprint
    Partnership to help reduce South Africa's beverage industry footprint

    PRETORIA, 31 August 2021 - The beverage industry in South Africa still presents significant opportunities for addressing water, energy and waste efficiencies across the entire value chain

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  • Energy efficient and climate-friendly split air conditioners now on sale in Europe
    Energy efficient and climate-friendly split air conditioners now on sale in Europe

    中文版 Versión en español VIENNA, 19 August 2021 - Small propane (R290) split air conditioners from Chinese appliance giant Midea – the only room AC models to earn Germany’s highly demanding “Blue Angel” ecolabel – are now available on the European market. The first container of the All Easy Seri

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  • UNIDO participates in the G20 Digital Ministers’ Meeting 2021
    UNIDO participates in the G20 Digital Ministers’ Meeting 2021

    TRIESTE, 5 August 2021 – At the invitation of Italy, which currently holds the presidency of the G20, UNIDO has addressed the G20 Digital Ministers’ Meeting. The gathering was the culmination of meetings held throughout the year by the G20 Digital Economy Task Force (DETF) in which UNIDO has participated and supported.

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  • Sudan: UNIDO holds consultations on industrial policy, helping to drive industrial development
    Sudan: UNIDO holds consultations on industrial policy, helping to drive industrial development

    KHARTOUM, 29 July 2021 – At the request of the Government of Sudan, UNIDO is supporting Sudan’s efforts to transform the country’s economy in such way that it complies with core principles for achieving sustainable development, higher productivity and increased value added by conducting a diagnostic study of the industrial sector.

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  • Iraq: strengthening the safety of hydraulic infrastructure
    Iraq: strengthening the safety of hydraulic infrastructure

    BAGHDAD, 26 July 2021 – UNIDO and the Government of Italy are working together, in partnership with the Ministry of Water Resources, to build capacity in the safe management of Iraq’s national hydraulic infrastructure.

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