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  • UNIDO, Morocco working together on vocational training and skills
    UNIDO, Morocco working together on vocational training and skills

    CASABLANCA, 17 May 2022 – Globalization and the transition to a green and digital economy are driving demand for workers with new skills and different types of expertise. UNIDO supports high-quality vocational training delivery and is promoting more public-private partnerships to achieve this. It also works on skills development to meet demand and help create jobs.

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  • Gerd Müller named GREEN BRANDS German personality of the year 2021
    Gerd Müller named GREEN BRANDS German personality of the year 2021

    NUREMBERG, 17 May 2022 - For his many efforts to combat hunger and climate change, and for protecting the environment, Gerd Müller has been named GREEN BRANDS German personality 2021.

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  • UNIDO and Morocco reinforce partnership to drive green industrial development
    UNIDO and Morocco reinforce partnership to drive green industrial development

    RABAT, 16 May 2022 – Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), is making an official visit to the Kingdom of Morocco to discuss future cooperation between UNIDO and Morocco.

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  • Transforming commitments into action: UNIDO Director General addresses UN-Energy meeting
    Transforming commitments into action: UNIDO Director General addresses UN-Energy meeting

    NEW YORK, 4 May 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is ready to work with partners to promote energy transition solutions, including the development of green hydrogen to decarbonize critical industries such as steel and cement.

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  • Call for expressions of interest in positions on UNIDO’s Independent Oversight Advisory Committee
    Call for expressions of interest in positions on UNIDO’s Independent Oversight Advisory Committee

    VIENNA, 27 April 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is calling for interested candidates to apply for membership of its Independent Oversight Advisory Committee (OAC).

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  • UNIDO Director General meets government of Hungary representatives, discusses strategic cooperation and potential joint initiatives
    UNIDO Director General meets government of Hungary representatives, discusses strategic cooperation and potential joint initiatives

    BUDAPEST, 19 April 2022 – During an official visit, Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), met with government officials in Budapest to discuss avenues for further expanding cooperation between UNIDO and Hungary. The Director General m

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  • UNIDO launches knowledge platform to help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 9 in Latin America and the Caribbean
    UNIDO launches knowledge platform to help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 9 in Latin America and the Caribbean

    VIENNA, 12 April 2022 –  Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Mireya Muñoz Mera, Ambassador of Ecuador to Austria and President of the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean countries (GRULAC), have officially launched the SDG 9 Accelerator Platform – www.sdg9accelerator.org.

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  • Niger to host African Union Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification, 20-25 November 2022
    Niger to host African Union Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification, 20-25 November 2022

    NIAMEY, 2 April 2022 – Preparations for the African Union Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification got a boost with the signing of an agreement between the African Union and the host country Niger.

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  • Manufacturing sector recovery continues but future is unpredictable
    Manufacturing sector recovery continues but future is unpredictable

    VIENNA, 28 March 2022 - The most recent data on global manufacturing production, covering the fourth quarter of 2021, confirm the recovery of the world economy and its manufacturing sector, albeit with seasonal, regional and sectoral differences.

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  • Boost for women entrepreneurs in Armenia
    Boost for women entrepreneurs in Armenia

    YEREVAN, 25 March 2022 - Thirty-two women entrepreneurs have developed business plans for new or existing businesses after completing eight online modules as part of a United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) programme. With the support of mentors from around the world, the wome

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  • Industrial policy and circular economy course for policymakers from Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia
    Industrial policy and circular economy course for policymakers from Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia

    VIENNA, 25 March 2022 - Trends in resource use and energy consumption indicate that current forms of production and consumption along product value chains are not sustainable in the long term.

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  • Iraq: building engineering capacity for sustainable hydraulic infrastructure management
    Iraq: building engineering capacity for sustainable hydraulic infrastructure management

    MOSUL, 23 March 2022 – In partnership with Vienna’s University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Austria are working together to strengthen Iraq’s technical education at the tertiary level.

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  • Director General meets EU partners in Brussels to strengthen the cooperation between UNIDO and the European Union
    Director General meets EU partners in Brussels to strengthen the cooperation between UNIDO and the European Union

    BRUSSELS, 23 March 2022 – During his mission to Brussels, the UNIDO Director General, Gerd Müller, was invited to address the Development Committee of the European Parliament (DEVE).

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  • UNIDO and European Investment Bank to enhance cooperation on promoting inclusive and sustainable industrial development
    UNIDO and European Investment Bank to enhance cooperation on promoting inclusive and sustainable industrial development

    LUXEMBOURG, 23 March 2022 - Meeting at the EIB’s headquarters in Luxembourg, Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), have signed a Joint Declaration to enhance cooperation rela

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