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Helping develop the craft industry in southern Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, 8 April 2014 - Responding to a request from the Ministry for the Promotion of Handicrafts of Madagascar, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Development Programme...more


Tuesday, 08 April 2014
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UNIDO Director General, and Sri Lankan Minister stress importance of youth employment for post-2015 development agenda

VIENNA, 4 April 2014 – LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Dullas Alahapperuma, Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development of Sri Lanka, said that youth...more


Friday, 04 April 2014
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UNIDO Director General Li on official visit to Nigeria

ABUJA, 31 March 2014 – During his first official visit to Nigeria that ended today, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, had meetings with senior government officials,...more


Monday, 31 March 2014
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Cooperation for the local manufacturing of pharmaceuticals in Africa intensifies

ABUJA, 30 March 2014 - African leaders and key multilateral organizations are strengthening and broadening support for the local production of essential medicines on the continent. This was one of the key outcomes of the Seventh...more


Saturday, 29 March 2014
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UNIDO and World Skills help Côte d’Ivoire prepare for their first national skills competition

ABIDJAN, 28 March 2014 – Nineteen participants from the Ministry of Technical and Vocational Training and from nine schools attended a week-long course which focused on preparing for a skills competition according to WorldSkills...more


Friday, 28 March 2014
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UNIDO Director General opens national quality infrastructure office in Abuja

ABUJA, 28 March 2014 – A new office that was opened in Abuja today with the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will focus on securing the quality of products manufactured for trade in...more


Friday, 28 March 2014
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UNIDO Director General Li visits Ghana, highlights importance of inclusive and sustainable industrial development

ACCRA, 27 March 2014 – During an official visit to Ghana today, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, met with President John Dramani Mahama, and highlighted the...more


Thursday, 27 March 2014
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UNIDO Director General on official visit to Senegal

DAKAR, 25 March 2014 - The Republic of Senegal and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will multiply joint efforts to strengthen bilateral cooperation and advance the country's industrial development....more


Monday, 24 March 2014
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Mitigating desertification in Morocco

For the last several years, experts from the United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO) have been working closely with local communities in Morocco to identify ways to reverse the degradation of the rangelands and to boost...more


Thursday, 20 March 2014
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Supporting industrial policy development in the Southern African Development Community

JOHANNESBURG, 19 March 2014 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is supporting the 10th meeting of the Industrial Development Policy Task Team Secretariat of the Southern African Custom Union (SACU)...more


Wednesday, 19 March 2014
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Austria and UNIDO support regional sustainable energy promotion centres for Small Island Developing States

VIENNA, 17 March 2014 – Austria and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will support regional sustainable energy promotion centres for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).  A memorandum of...more


Monday, 17 March 2014
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UNIDO supports development of small hydro power plants in Nigeria

ABUJA, 14 March 2014 – A small hydro power (SHP) plant has been successfully installed in Nigeria’s Taraba State. The plant was a fruit of joint forces between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the...more


Friday, 14 March 2014
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New biofuels publications offer case studies from three continents, serve as tool kit for decision makers

VIENNA, 12 March 2014 – Two new publications on biofuels, released by the United Nations Industrial development Organization (UNIDO), will help promote investment in biofuel production by explaining the social and environmental...more


Wednesday, 12 March 2014
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New biofuels publications offer case studies from three continents, serve as tool kit for decision makers

VIENNA, 12 March 2014 – Two new publications on biofuels, released by the United Nations Industrial development Organization (UNIDO), will help promote investment in biofuel production by explaining the social and environmental...more


Wednesday, 12 March 2014
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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...more


Thursday, 06 March 2014
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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...more


Thursday, 06 March 2014
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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...more


Tuesday, 04 March 2014
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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...more


Tuesday, 04 March 2014
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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...more


Tuesday, 18 February 2014
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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...more


Tuesday, 18 February 2014
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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...more


Monday, 27 January 2014
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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...more


Monday, 27 January 2014
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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...more


Thursday, 19 December 2013
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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...more


Friday, 13 December 2013
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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...more


Tuesday, 10 December 2013
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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,...more


Wednesday, 04 December 2013
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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...more


Wednesday, 04 December 2013
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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...more


Saturday, 30 November 2013
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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,...more


Friday, 15 November 2013
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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...more


Friday, 15 November 2013
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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....more


Thursday, 07 November 2013
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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...more


Monday, 04 November 2013
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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....more


Friday, 01 November 2013
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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...more


Thursday, 31 October 2013
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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...more


Wednesday, 30 October 2013
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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...more


Wednesday, 09 October 2013
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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...more


Thursday, 29 August 2013
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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...more


Wednesday, 31 July 2013
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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...more


Tuesday, 09 July 2013
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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...more


Thursday, 11 October 2012
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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...more


Tuesday, 09 October 2012
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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...more


Wednesday, 26 September 2012
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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...more


Monday, 24 September 2012
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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...more


Wednesday, 19 September 2012
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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...more


Wednesday, 01 August 2012
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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....more


Wednesday, 11 July 2012
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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...more


Wednesday, 04 July 2012
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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,...more


Friday, 22 June 2012
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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...more


Tuesday, 12 June 2012
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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...more


Thursday, 07 June 2012
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