Côte d’Ivoire launches UNIDO-supported industrial development programme
ABIDJAN, 6 March 2014 – Côte d’Ivoire’s National Enterprise Restructuring and Upgrading Programme (PNRMN), developed with the help of UNIDO, was officially launched today by Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan. The Ministers of...
Thursday, 06 March 2014
Russia-funded Fisheries and Marine Training Institute opens in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, 4 March 2014 - A Fisheries and Marine Training Institute, established by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with funding from the Russian Federation, was officially opened today by the...
Tuesday, 04 March 2014
Government of Japan to fund UNIDO projects worth over USD 4 million
VIENNA, 18 February 2014 – The Government of Japan will fund six new projects to be implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in the Middle East and Africa worth a total of USD 4.1 million.Two...
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
UNIDO to implement EU-funded Programme to help Nigeria boost trade, improve productive capacity
ABUJA, 27 January 2014 - The new European Union-funded Nigeria Competitiveness Support Programme (NCSP) was launched today in Abuja. The programme will help improve the competitiveness of the country’s economy in the...
Monday, 27 January 2014
UNIDO and Philips to jointly research social, economic impact of solar powered LED area lighting in off-grid communities in Africa
VIENNA, 19 December 2013 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Royal Philips will jointly study effects of the social and economic impact of a new generation of solar powered LED area lighting...
Thursday, 19 December 2013
Second fruit processing unit opens in DRC with UNIDO assistance as part of new agro-industrial centre
KIMPESE, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 13 December 2013 - A new fruit processing unit opened today in Kimpese, as part of a Japan-funded project being implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization...
Friday, 13 December 2013
UNIDO project to help green Gambia’s refrigeration and air-conditioning sector
VIENNA, 9 December 2013 - The Gambia and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will implement a demonstration project to reduce greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting substances in the country's...
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
UNIDO and Niger sign country cooperation framework agreement
LIMA, 4 December 2013 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Niger today signed a country cooperation framework agreement. The programme will focus on agro-industries and agribusiness development,...
Wednesday, 04 December 2013
UNIDO and Uganda sign country cooperation framework agreement
LIMA, 4 December 2013 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Republic of Uganda signed a country cooperation framework agreement in Lima today. The agreement, which outlines a Country...
Wednesday, 04 December 2013
UNIDO, FAO promote training for green jobs, sustainable forest management and wood processing in Southern Africa
GEORGE, South Africa, 30 November 2013 - Forest resource depletion due to the effects of climate change, forest fires and failing reforestation, as well as sub-standard and wasteful logging and wood-processing practices, are some...
Saturday, 30 November 2013
UNIDO, Togo sign country cooperation framework agreement
VIENNA, 15 November 2013 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Togo today signed a country cooperation framework agreement.The Country Programme will focus on developing Togo’s agro-industries,...
Friday, 15 November 2013
Africa Industrialization Day to be marked in UNHQ in New York on 22 November
NEW YORK, 15 November 2013 – This year’s Africa Industrialization Day (AID) with the theme “Job creation and entrepreneurship development: a means to accelerate industrialization in Africa” will be marked in New York on 22...
Friday, 15 November 2013
Africa Industrialization Day to be marked in Vienna on 22 November
VIENNA, 7 November 2013 - This year’s Africa Industrialization Day (AID) with the theme “Job Creation and Entrepreneurship Development: a means to accelerate industrialization in Africa”, will be marked in Vienna on 22 November....
Thursday, 07 November 2013
UNIDO helps organize ECOWAS seminar on gas in Cote d’Ivoire
ABIDJAN, 4 November 2013 - Some 60 specialists representing the ministries of Energy and Industry of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will share experiences and discuss the options that natural gas offers...
Monday, 04 November 2013
Cape Verde: empowering young people through entrepreneurial and innovative competencies
PRAIA, 1 November 2013 - Cape Verde will introduce entrepreneurship as a subject in its secondary schools, with the technical assistance of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and funding from Portugal....
Friday, 01 November 2013
UNIDO fisheries project in the Red Sea State implemented with funding from Canada
KHARTOUM, 31 October 2013 – The Office of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Canadian Embassy in Khartoum today organized a joint visit to Port Sudan to discuss development priorities in the...
Thursday, 31 October 2013
USD 11m programme for industrial modernization of Sudan presented by UNIDO
KHARTOUM, 30 October 2013 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s Office in Sudan today presented a country Industrial Modernization Programme (IMP) for the period from 2012 to 2016 worth a total of USD 11...
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
UNIDO Director General Li stresses commitment to inclusive, sustainable industrial development during first visit to Africa
ADDIS ABABA, 9 October 2013 – On his first visit to Africa since taking office, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, highlighted the Organization’s strong focus on...
Wednesday, 09 October 2013
Supporting agribusiness development in the Tigray region of Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, 29 August 2013 – UNIDO has launched an agribusiness development project to help rural communities in Tigray establish a stable source of income. The project focuses on Beles, a type of cactus which provides a...
Thursday, 29 August 2013
UNIDO, Federal Government of Nigeria helping young people to find jobs and start up businesses
ABUJA, 31 July 2013 – Nearly 3,000 University and secondary school graduates visited entrepreneurship and career fairs held in Abuja in June and in Lagos in July, and met with representatives of some 100 private sector...
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Nigeria partners with UNIDO to improve entrepreneurship education in secondary schools
ABUJA, 9 July 2013 - The Federal Government of Nigeria has entered into a partnership programme with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to enhance the entrepreneurial competencies of pupils in the...
Tuesday, 09 July 2013
UNIDO and Government of Nigeria organize investment forum in Japan
TOKYO, 11 October 2012 – Investment opportunities in Nigeria were discussed today at a forum organized by the Government of Nigeria and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s Investment and Technology Promotion...
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Training young women and men to accelerate agribusiness growth in West Africa
PORT NOVO, Republic of Benin, 9 October 2012 – Over 200 participants from 14 African countries took part in a workshop on developing agribusiness entrepreneurship and agribusiness value chains as a way of empowering young women...
Tuesday, 09 October 2012
The world’s first Climate Innovation Centre launched in Nairobi
NAIROBI, 26 September 2012 – The Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (CIC), a cutting-edge facility to boost locally sourced green technology, was launched today in Nairobi, Kenya. The centre will offer financing and other services...
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
UN Secretary-General appoints Kandeh Yumkella as Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All initiative
UN Headquarters, New York, 24 September 2012 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strengthened his commitment to achieving sustainable energy for all by announcing new leadership arrangements for his Sustainable Energy for All...
Monday, 24 September 2012
Kenya needs to move from subsistence farming to agribusiness, says minister at UNIDO event in Nairobi
NAIROBI, 19 September 2012 – Agribusiness is the key to the Government of Kenya’s efforts to create wealth and jobs said Industrialization Minister, Henry Kosgei, at a UNIDO-organized event in Nairobi today. Speaking at the...
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Director-General Yumkella calls for economic diversification, sustainable industrial and agribusiness development in Africa
KINSHASA, 1 August 2012 – The Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) said today that agribusiness and agro-industries and economic diversification were key factors that would put Africa...
Wednesday, 01 August 2012
Workshop on sustainable biofuels to be held in South Africa
PRETORIA, South Africa, 11 July 2012 - Experts from the fifteen Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will attend a regional workshop on the latest biofuels technologies in Pretoria from 24 to 27 July....
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
First processing and packaging expo to be held in East Africa in 2014
VIENNA, 4 July 2012 – The East African Community (EAC), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Ipack-Ima, Italy’s leading organizer of exhibitions for the processing and packaging technology...
Wednesday, 04 July 2012
ECOWAS Commission accredits UNIDO Representative
ABUJA, 22 June 2012 - The Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) today accredited the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Representative for Nigeria and Regional Director for West Africa,...
Friday, 22 June 2012
UNIDO helps Ghana’s fruit and vegetable sector
ACCRA, 12 June 2012 - Helping Ghana’s fruit and vegetable producers conform to international standards is the focus of a workshop organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Accra this...
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Increasing the sustainability of the East African coffee supply chain
TRIESTE, Italy, 7 June 2012 - A conference focusing on technologies and best practices for the optimal utilization of by-products in the East African coffee value chain will take place from 11-14 June.The conference is being...
Thursday, 07 June 2012
UNIDO to host workshop on improving the competitiveness of the cotton sector in Ghana
ACCRA, 6 June 2012 – A workshop to raise awareness of the options to increase the productivity of cotton, the country's "white gold", including the possible introduction of biotechnology-derived, insect-resistant and...
Wednesday, 06 June 2012
Summer course on renewable energy for decentralized systems opens in Trieste
TRIESTE, Italy, 5 June 2012 - Renewable energy for decentralized systems is the focus of the summer course organized by the International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS) of the United Nations Industrial Development...
Tuesday, 05 June 2012
UNIDO and AUC conference promotes economic diversification and manufacturing in Africa
ADDIS ABABA, 8 June 2012 – A conference on strategies to promote economic diversification in Africa, with a focus on investment in the agribusiness and pharmaceutical sectors, took place on 4-5 June in the Ethiopian capital. The...
Monday, 04 June 2012
Gulf Co-operation Council investment forum participants pledge millions for development of Uganda
KAMPALA, 28 May 2012 – Participants at the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) investment Forum that ended today pledged hundreds of million dollars to developing agribusiness, green industry, renewable energy, education and health...
Monday, 28 May 2012
Germany pledges EUR 1 million in support of UNIDO’s efforts to develop a pharmaceutical industry in Africa
BERLIN, 23 May 2012 – Germany's ongoing financial support to developing Africa's pharmaceutical industry will be increased by EUR 1 million. This was announced today by Dirk Niebel, the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation...
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
UN Secretary-General welcomes European Commission’s commitment to Sustainable Energy for All Initiative
BRUSSELS, 16 April 2012 — United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, today welcomed the European Commission’s Energizing Development Initiative to assist developing countries in providing their citizens with access to...
Monday, 16 April 2012