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UNIDO TO ACCELERATE AND SCALE-UP HYDROGEN USE, INCLUDING PRODUCTION, TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE

VIENNA, 22 JUNE 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Hydrogen Energy Centre (IHEC) organized a virtual Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on capacity building and to establish a Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC).

DURING 15TH EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS, UNIDO ADVOCATES FOR INNOVATIVE INVESTMENTS TOWARDS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Brussels, 21-22 June 2022 -- Under the theme “Global Gateway: building sustainable partnerships for a connected world”, the 15th edition of the European Development Days (#EDD22) was held in Brussels and gathered more than 4,000 participants from the development community.

UNIDO PROMOTES DIGITALIZATION AND SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES DURING 2022 EU-AFRICA BUSINESS SUMMIT

Brussels, 23 June 2022 -- The fifth edition of the EU-Africa Business Summit, which was organized by the European Business Summits (EBS) and which took place held in Brussels, provided for high-level panel discussions among around 100 physical guests and over 3,000 online participants who discussed the future of economic relations between the European Union (EU) and Africa.

UNIDO PROMOTES REGIONAL COORDINATION IN AQUACULTURE VALUE CHAINS TO GENERATE PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYMENT IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

CENTRAL AMERICA, 24 JUNE 2022 - Within the framework of the project “Fostering Regional Coordination in Aquaculture Value Chains for the Generation of Productive Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean”, which is implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), representatives from Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru met from 21 to 23 June 2022 in San Salv

Director General Müller’s action-packed mission to Germany

BERLIN, 24 June 2022 - UNIDO’s Director General, Gerd Müller, took part in the GreenTech Festival, a global platform for empowering changemakers and fostering innovative green technologies. During his mission to Berlin, Müller also met German policymakers.

UNIDO AND THE GAMBIA HOLD FIRST COUNTRY PROGRAMME STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

BANJUL, 21 June 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment (MoTIE), The Gambia, organized the

Director General Müller tells GreenTech Festival, "We are ready for a zero-carbon economy."

BERLIN, 23 June 2022 - At the GreenTech Festival, UNIDO’s Director General, Gerd Müller, told participants, “A world without hunger is possible. Stopping climate change is possible. A zero-carbon economy is possible.”

UNIDO launches global knowledge platform to promote sustainable industrial parks and special economic zones

VIENNA, 21 June 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched the beta version of its Sustainable Industrial Park Platform (SIPP), a global knowledge and resource centre for industrial parks and other related area development initiatives.

Further stabilization in manufacturing, but prospects remain uncertain

The most recent data for the first quarter of 2022 on global manufacturing production confirm the lingering, but weakening effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on global manufacturing, albeit with seasonal, regional and sectoral differences.

UNIDO and the European Union celebrate the European Year of Youth with pictures and stories of beneficiaries from UNIDO-EU projects

BRUSSELS, 14 June 2022 – Within the framework of the 2022 European Year of Youth, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the European Union (EU) launched the photography exhibition titled “Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development: a boost to youth employment” in the vicinity of the European Parliament in Brussels.

UNIDO Director General strengthens cooperation with Italian government, UN agencies and private sector

ROME, 17 June 2022 — On an official three-day mission to Italy, Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), held bilateral meetings with high-level representatives of United Nations agencies, Italian government ministries and the private sector.

UNIDO and Eni to focus on activities to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 9

MILAN, 17 June 2022 - Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni, the Italian energy company, have signed a joint declaration to strengthen cooperation.

International Recognition: Passport to global value chains

VIENNA, 15 JUNE 2022 – The West African Accreditation System (SOAC) signed the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC) on 5 May 2022 and with the

UNIDO and Foundation FSSC agree on strategic partnership to promote farm-to-fork food safety in low- and middle-income countries

Vienna, 15 June 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Foundation FSSC – a global, non-profit and independent scheme owner that implements ISO-based management systems for global food safety in the consumer goods industry – signed a trust fund agreement to promote farm-to-fork food safety in low- and middle-income countries.

Building capacity on quality of coffee and cocoa in Peru

VIENNA, 15 JUNE 2022 – San Martin is the first national cocoa exporting region and the third coffee exporting region of Peru that has been also receiving support of UNIDO, through its Global Quality and Standards Programme in Peru, to improve the quality of Peruvian coffee and cocoa to boost its exports by strengthening the services of the Quality Infrastructure, supporting the  adoption of standards by the private sector, and promoting a culture of quality. 

Technical guidelines to improve the quality of Peruvian coffee and cocoa

VIENNA, 15 JUNE 2022 – Since November 2020, UNIDO, through the Global Quality and Standards Programme (GQSP) in Peru, has been developing 16 guidelines to raise awareness and promote compliance with Peruvian Technical Standards (NTP) for the coffee and cocoa value chains.

UNIDO organized study tour to foster the adoption of eco-industrial park approaches and promote leapfrogging opportunities

VIENNA, 13 JUNE 2022 – Within the framework of its Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme (GEIPP), which is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) organized a study tour on eco-industrial park (EIP) approaches from 5 to 12 June 2022 in Basel, Switzerland.

UNIDO launches the Quality Infrastructure for Sustainable Development (QI4SD) Index to celebrate World Accreditation Day

VIENNA, 10 JUNE 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) celebrates the 2022 World Accreditation Day themed “Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment” by launching the Quality Infrastructure for Sustainable Development (QI4SD) Index.

UNIDO and ILO provide training to strengthen aquaculture value chains of Latin America and Caribbean

CENTRAL AMERICA, 10 JUNE 2022 – Within the framework of its project “Promotion of regional coordination in aquaculture value chains for the generation of productive employment in Latin America and the Caribbean”, which is funded by the Trust Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO), trained and certified 17 trainers to support the formalization of freshwater fish farmers in El Salvador and Honduras.

Director General Müller to BRICS ministers: “industrial policies can help us decarbonize”

BEIJING, 9 June 2022 - Addressing the 12th BRICS Trade Ministers Meeting, held in virtual format and chaired by China, UNIDO Director General Gerd Müller said the world is “facing a triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution,” and called for greater global solidarity because “our prosperity, everyone’s prosperity, depends on a healthy planet!”