ADDIS ABABA, 9 January 2018 - The project “Improving the Sustainability and Inclusiveness of the Ethiopian Coffee Value Chain through Private and Public Partnership”, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and implemented by UNIDO, represents a productive example of a Public-Private Partnership initiative to support and improve the Ethiopian coffee value chain.

MONTEVIDEO, 3 December 2017 - Representatives of the Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO) and its Advanced Manufacturing Programme have visited Uruguay’s Centre for Mechatronics and Automation Technology (CAIME) to identify ways to collaborate on advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0. The visit is the first activity stemming from the South-South cooperation agreement between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Uruguay.

JOHANNESBURG, 15 January 2018 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in cooperation with the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Regional Laboratory Association (SRLA), has organized a technical training for 11 Southern African National Laboratory Associations (NLAs).

VIENNA, 16 January 2018 - The fourth Global Chemical Leasing award ceremony will take place on 6 November 2018 in Vienna, Austria. It will be part of the Green Chemistry Conference 2018 within the Trio Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) programme, “Smart and Sustainable Europe”, held during Austria’s EU Presidency.

VIENNA, 8 January 2018 – Peter Sutherland, former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for International Migration, has died at the age of 71.

VIENNA, 20 December 2017 - Three product certification bodies (PCBs) in West Africa have obtained international recognition of their competence to certify products vis-à-vis national and international standards, an important step in enhancing the region’s companies’ competitiveness internationally.

VIENNA, 12 December 2017 - The Vienna-based organizations, in collaboration with the Government of Austria, are improving the environmental performance of the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

BRASILIA, 19 December 2017 – Ethiopia’s Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Eyasu Abreha, has met Brazil’s Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Eumar Roberto Novack, to discuss cooperation in the areas of productivity, the management of acid soils and research and development in coffee production in Ethiopia.

MONTREAL, 23 November 2017 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has won an award for its extraordinary work implementing projects to phase out methyl bromide, a highly toxic gas once used extensively in agro-industry to control a wide variety of pests.

ACCRA, 14 December 2017 – The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) today launched a national digital market hub, designed to support and guide local exporters and investors in their business interactions with accredited and registered companies licensed to engage in exports.