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ADDIS ABABA, 14 December 2021 - Ethiopia's Ministry of Industry and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed a €2m agreement to support Integrated Agro-Industrial Parks (IAIPs), funded by the Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation. Thes agreement will contribute to the development of the agro-industrial sector and the creation of decent jobs and economic opportunities in the rural areas of Ethiopia.

VIENNA, 13 December 2021 - Least Developed Countries (LDCs) comprise 13% of humanity worldwide, yet they account for just 1.2% of global GDP, according to a new publication released by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in cooperation with the United Nations Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries (UNTBLDCs) and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF).

VIENNA, 16 December 2021 - The most recent data on global manufacturing production, corresponding to the third quarter of 2021, indicate a stabilization after the COVID-19-related economic halt in the previous year. While the economic trajectories vary significantly among countries, most economies experienced solid increases in manufacturing production compared to 2020.

VIENNA, 9 December 2021 -  The COVID-19 pandemic and its related socioeconomic impacts have revealed the fundamental challenges that global value chains (GVCs) face, making clear that transformation and greater resilience cannot take place without greater sustainability. The urgency of this need was at the heart of the 2021 Forum on Globalization and Industrialization (FGI), during which UNIDO’s Deputy to the Director General, Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, stressed in his opening remarks that “if we can find solutions th

VIENNA, 9 December 2021 - Further to its participation in the United Nations High Level Inter-Agency Working Group on Artificial Intelligence, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has developed a new normative document, Empowering SMEs of Developing Countries through 4IR Technologies-Artificial Intelligence.

YEREVAN, 9 December, 2021 - The European Union (EU) has signed a Contribution Agreement with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to support sustainable economic development in Armenia. The EU is investing €4m in a new technical assistance project, “Support to Quality Infrastructure in Armenia with UNIDO”.  

PHNOM PENH, 8 December 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation and the Ministry of Economic and Finance, have kick-started a virtual discussion on the status of Cambodia’s fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and pathways for the country’s transformation to this new industrial model by 203

VIENNA, 3 December 2021 - The difficulties in reaching a firm agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate the transition towards a decarbonized renewable energy mix were visible during the recent COP26 negotiations.

VIENNA, 3 December 2021 – The 19th session of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) General Conference , which concluded today, has taken place at a critical juncture, following the UN Secretary-General’s call for a “Decade of Action” and as countries all over the world strive to recover from the socioeconomic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

VIENNA, 3 December 2021 -  The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has held a side event titled, “Revival of industrial policy – prospects for establishing a global industrial policy forum for multilateral policy learning and knowledge sharing”, during the organization's 19th General Conference.

VIENNA, 3 December 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is pleased to announce the launch of a new publication: Sectoral transformation for inclusive and sustainable industrial development. Methodological approaches.

VIENNA, 1 December 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has launched its 2022 Industrial Development Report (IDR), The Future of Industrialization in a Post-pandemic World, at a plenary event of the nineteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference. The main findings of the report were presented and discussed with a panel of high-level policymakers and prominent experts in the field of industrial development.

VIENNA, 29 November 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Director General, LI Yong, and Zambia's Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Chipoka Mulenga, have signed a five-year Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) on the occasion of the Eighth Forum on Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial D

VIENNA, 2 December 2021 - The acceleration to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires investments from both the public and private sectors to address the discrepancy between demand and supply of investment finances for sustainable economic development of developing countries.

VIENNA, 30 November 2021 – Representatives of donor governments and partner institutions of UNIDO at the Organization’s fifth Donor Meeting agreed that innovative partnerships and programmatic approaches can provide more flexibility, efficiency, transparency and accountability in delivering development impact.

VIENNA, 29 November 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today held its Eighth Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) Forum.

VIENNA, 1 December 2021 - During the 19th session of the UNIDO General Conference, a side event “International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development 2021” was held, showcasing a wide scope of UNIDO technical assistance projects and tools, encompas

VIENNA, 30 November 2021 – Gerd Müller, Germany’s acting Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, is set to take office as the new Director General of UNIDO.

VIENNA, 26 November 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) held its Ninth Ministerial Conference of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) prior to the 19th Session of the General Conference.

DUBAI, 25 November - The fourth edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS 2021) drew to a close on Saturday, having tackled the issue of ‘rewiring societies: repurposing digitalization for prosperity’ and having launched several fresh initiatives related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and its interlinkages.