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Through the Renewable Energy Innovation Fund (REIF), UNIDO and its partners will support Uruguay´s 2nd energy transition by decarbonizing the transportation and industry sectors

MONTEVIDEO, 17 MAY 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women as well as with the Uruguayan Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining, the Ministry of Environment; the National Planning and Budget Office and the National Administration of Power Plants and Electrical Transmissions, launched the Renewable Energy Innovation Fund (REIF), an in

UNIDO, Morocco working together on vocational training and skills

CASABLANCA, 17 May 2022 – Globalization and the transition to a green and digital economy are driving demand for workers with new skills and different types of expertise. UNIDO supports high-quality vocational training delivery and is promoting more public-private partnerships to achieve this. It also works on skills development to meet demand and help create jobs.

High-level Cuban delegation visits UNIDO to strengthen cooperation in the framework of the Country Programme (CP) Cuba 2021-2025

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VIENNA, 20 May 2022 – A high-level delegation from the Cuban Ministry of Commerce and Foreign Investment (MINCEX) and BioCubaFarma - the Cuban organization of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries – visited the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Headquarters in Vienna from 16 to 19 May 2022.

Sustainable energy for all: UNIDO head says we have the solutions, let’s act now!

KIGALI, 19 May 2022 – “It is urgent that we act on climate change now! Floods, droughts, wildfires and hurricanes are a clear sign. The reports of the IPCC are clear. We need joint action at a higher speed and scale to meet the challenges of our times and avoid a catastrophe in the future,” said Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), addressing the opening plenary on day three of the 2022 Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL) in Kigali, Rwanda.

Gerd Müller named GREEN BRANDS German personality of the year 2021

NUREMBERG, 17 May 2022 - For his many efforts to combat hunger and climate change, and for protecting the environment, Gerd Müller has been named GREEN BRANDS German personality 2021.

UNIDO and Morocco reinforce partnership to drive green industrial development

RABAT, 16 May 2022 – Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), is making an official visit to the Kingdom of Morocco to discuss future cooperation between UNIDO and Morocco.

UNIDO joins the UN global partnership to tackle road safety crisis

GENEVA, 20 May 2022 - The UN Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) is pleased to announce that the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has joined its global partnership to tackle the hard-hitting global road safety crisis we all face today.

Implications of remote conformity assessment for developing countries

VIENNA, 12 May 2022 -  The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is pleased to announce the launch of a publication titled “Remote conformity assessment in a digital world: Opportunities, challenges and implications for developing countries”.

UNIDO launched the Global Quality and Standards Programme country project in Albania

VIENNA, 10 May 2022 -  UNIDO launched the Global Quality and Standards Programme (GQSP) country project together with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Albania and the Embassy of Switzerland in the country last week. It paves the way for a €1.84 million project funded by Switzerland through the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), which aims to support the Albania’s efforts to strengthen quality and standards compliance capacity and improve market access in the medicinal and aromatic plants and the fruit and vegetable sectors.

Transforming commitments into action: UNIDO Director General addresses UN-Energy meeting

NEW YORK, 4 May 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is ready to work with partners to promote energy transition solutions, including the development of green hydrogen to decarbonize critical industries such as steel and cement.

Call for expressions of interest in positions on UNIDO’s Independent Oversight Advisory Committee

VIENNA, 27 April 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is calling for interested candidates to apply for membership of its Independent Oversight Advisory Committee (OAC).

UNIDO Director General meets government of Hungary representatives, discusses strategic cooperation and potential joint initiatives

BUDAPEST, 19 April 2022 – During an official visit, Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), met with government officials in Budapest to discuss avenues for further expanding cooperation between UNIDO and Hungary.

Niger to host African Union Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification, 20-25 November 2022

NIAMEY, 2 April 2022 – Preparations for the African Union Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification got a boost with the signing of an agreement between the African Union and the host country Niger.

UNIDO launches knowledge platform to help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 9 in Latin America and the Caribbean

VIENNA, 12 April 2022 –  Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Mireya Muñoz Mera, Ambassador of Ecuador to Austria and President of the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean countries (GRULAC), have officially launched the SDG 9 Accelerator Platform – www.sdg9accelerator.org.

Iraq: building engineering capacity for sustainable hydraulic infrastructure management

MOSUL, 23 March 2022 – In partnership with Vienna’s University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Austria are working together to strengthen Iraq’s technical education at the tertiary level.

Industrial policy and circular economy course for policymakers from Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia

VIENNA, 25 March 2022 - Trends in resource use and energy consumption indicate that current forms of production and consumption along product value chains are not sustainable in the long term.

Without gender equality, the sustainable energy transition cannot be achieved

NEW YORK, 18 March, 2022 – In the framework of the sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), together with UN Women, Finland, ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy, and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), co-hosted a side event entitled, “The Gender and Energy Compact: Catalyzing action for a just, inclusive and gender-responsive energy transition”.

Boost for women entrepreneurs in Armenia

YEREVAN, 25 March 2022 - Thirty-two women entrepreneurs have developed business plans for new or existing businesses after completing eight online modules as part of a United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) programme.

Public capacities, bureaucrats: the often-understated enablers of industrial development

VIENNA, 22 March 2022 – There is “strong evidence of the need to invest in policymaking capacities to foster science, technology and innovation, and industrial development”.