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  • UNIDO and Cuba strengthen cooperation with a new Country Programme framework
    UNIDO and Cuba strengthen cooperation with a new Country Programme framework

    VIENNA, 14 October 2021 – ZOU Ciyong, Managing Director of the Directorate of Programme, Partnerships and Field Coordination, and Director of the Department of Regional and Field Coordination of UNIDO and Soraya Alvarez Nuñez, Cuba’s Charge d’Affaires a.i., have signed the Country Programme Cuba 2021-2025.

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  • Standards & Digital Transformation – Good Governance in a Digital Age
    Standards & Digital Transformation – Good Governance in a Digital Age

    VIENNA, 14 October 2021 - In celebration of World Standards Day 2021, celebrated on 14 October every year, UNIDO is pleased to announce the launch of a brochure, “Standards and Digital Transformation: Good Governance in the Digital Age”.

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  • UNIDO and ESCWA work together to eradicate poverty in the Arab region
    UNIDO and ESCWA work together to eradicate poverty in the Arab region

    VIENNA, 11 October 2021 - UNIDO and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) have concluded a memorandum of understanding that identifies a series of technical areas for joint cooperation which include the development of agro-industries, increasing the participation of women and youth in productive activities, positioning Arab industries at the right stage of global value chains, and supporting small and medium enterprise development, trade capacity-building, and entrepreneurship development.

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  • Are we on track to meet the SDG9 industry-related targets by 2030?
    Are we on track to meet the SDG9 industry-related targets by 2030?

    VIENNA, 11 October 2021 - A new report published by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Statistical Indicators of Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization, looks at the progress made towards achieving the industry-related targets of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9 of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report is primarily based on the SDG9 indicators related to inclusive and sustainable industrialization, for which UNIDO is designated as a custodian agency, showing the patterns of the recent changes in different country groups.

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  • PCP industrial diagnostic study validated by Rwandan stakeholders
    PCP industrial diagnostic study validated by Rwandan stakeholders

    KIGALI, 8 October 2021 – An industrial diagnostic study carried out by experts from UNIDO has been validated by Rwanda’s Permanent Secretary the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Yves Bernard Ningabire, and other relevant Rwandan stakeholders, paving the way for the formulation of a Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) Rwanda.

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  • Germany and UNIDO strengthen cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean and boost trade capacity-building worldwide
    Germany and UNIDO strengthen cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean and boost trade capacity-building worldwide

    VIENNA, 8 October 2021 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, and the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Germany to UNIDO, Götz Schmidt-Bremme, met today to expand their cooperation and sign two funding agreements amounting to €1.5m

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  • UNIDO/FAO masterclasses at the World Food Forum
    UNIDO/FAO masterclasses at the World Food Forum

    VIENNA, 7 October 2021 - While we currently produce enough food to feed every man, woman, and child in the world, there are nearly 700 million people who are hungry, a number which is growing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. An increase in threats like pests, plagues, conflict and climate change are compounding this global food crisis.

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  • Getting back on track: looser restrictions fire up post-pandemic recovery
    Getting back on track: looser restrictions fire up post-pandemic recovery

    VIENNA, 4 October 2021 - More than a year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic hit global manufacturing in an unprecedented way by disrupting global value chains and restricting the movement of people and goods. Now, with a greater understanding of the channels of transmission and the vaccination campaign adv

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  • Strengthening Africa's pharmaceutical industry: learning the lessons from COVID-19
    Strengthening Africa's pharmaceutical industry: learning the lessons from COVID-19

    NEW YORK, 28 September 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted Africa´s vulnerability due to its reliance on imports for most vaccines, medicines and other health product needs. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) estimates that Africa imports about 94% of its pharmaceutical

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  • Azerbaijan: UNIDO focusing on resource efficiency and circular economy in the industrial sector
    Azerbaijan: UNIDO focusing on resource efficiency and circular economy in the industrial sector

    BAKU, 23 September 2021 – In a recent interview with the Trend News Agency, Stephan Sicars, Managing Director at UNIDO’s Directorate of Managing Director of Environment and Energy, has answered questions about Azerbaijan’s economy and the environment. Sicars told Trend that Azerbaijan’s CO2 and e

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