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  • Three candidates nominated for the post of Director General of UNIDO
    Three candidates nominated for the post of Director General of UNIDO

    VIENNA, 12 May 2021 – The governments of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Ethiopia and Germany have nominated candidates for the post of Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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  • Viet Nam’s mango industry: towards compliance with export market requirements
    Viet Nam’s mango industry: towards compliance with export market requirements

    Dong Thap province, Viet Nam, 30 April 2021 – A Swiss-funded project, implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), is helping mango value chain stakeholders in the Mekong River Delta to maximize export opportunities.

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  • UNIDO and Egypt to accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrialization through Programme for Country Partnership (PCP)
    UNIDO and Egypt to accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrialization through Programme for Country Partnership (PCP)

    CAIRO, 28 April 2021 - LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, today signed the five year, EUR172 million Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) to advance Egypt’s inclusive and sustainable industrialization. Building on UNIDO’s long-standing technical cooperation activities, the PCP will support Egypt’s transformation in line with the country’s national policies and development strategies as well as the UN Partnership Development Framework for Egypt and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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  • Germany still leads the world in industrial competitiveness, but China is inching closer
    Germany still leads the world in industrial competitiveness, but China is inching closer

    Germany once again achieved the highest rank in the latest edition of UNIDO’s Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) Index.  China has climbed three positions in the last six years and currently ranks in second place. The Republic of Korea completes the top three in the ranking, which in its

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  • Laboratory policy: a guide to development and implementation
    Laboratory policy: a guide to development and implementation

    VIENNA, 23 April 2021 - More than ever, the past year has shown the need for effective testing capacities and related laboratory infrastructure. Today, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Network on Quality Infrastructure (INetQI) have launched a guid

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  • Joining hands to strengthen food safety knowledge in West Africa
    Joining hands to strengthen food safety knowledge in West Africa

    BISSAU, 21 April 2021 - In the context of the Guinea-Bissau component of the European Union-funded West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP), implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), 30 Bissau-Guineans  received training on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System, HACCP, and on the ISO standard for Food Safety Management System, ISO 22000.

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  • Japan supports ten UNIDO projects with US$7.29 million
    Japan supports ten UNIDO projects with US$7.29 million

    VIENNA, 19 April 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan are joining hands to implement ten new UNIDO projects with a total budget of US$7.29 million. At today’s kick-off event,  LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, and Ambassador Takeshi

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  • UNIDO, Norway agree programme to support countries’ access to global markets
    UNIDO, Norway agree programme to support countries’ access to global markets

    VIENNA, 19 April 2021 – LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Kjersti E. Andersen, Ambassador of Norway to Austria and Permanent Representative to UNIDO, have signed the Global Market Access Programme (GMAP) with a duration of five year

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  • India and UNIDO strengthen partnership for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development
    India and UNIDO strengthen partnership for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development

    NEW DELHI, 14 April 2021 - The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), have signed an agreement to establish a Facility for International Cooperation on Inclusive

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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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