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Republic of Palau becomes 171st UNIDO member state

The Republic of Palau has become a member of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Palau’s President Surangel S. Whipps, Jr. hailed his country’s accession to UNIDO membership.

UNIDO Global Call 2022 - Winners Announced

Shanghai, 16 January 2023 - Seven awards were announced at the UNIDO Global Call 2022 Award Ceremony. The awards for green and innovative solutions in advanced digital production, green growth, medicine and health, and smart agriculture and food categories were announced in a live ceremony.

At Davos, UNIDO calls for partnerships to share knowledge and technology

DAVOS, 19 January 2023 – The pandemic, wars and climate change have created a perfect storm that has far-reaching impacts across industries and manufacturing. Coping with the storm damage in developing countries requires global solidarity and international partnerships between countries and public-private actors. This was the message the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) brought to the World Economic Forum’s 53rd annual meeting in Davos.

UNIDO helps steer industries towards a sustainability path, in line with Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

VIENNA -  The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) supports its Member States to steer their industries on a path to sustainability, to restore ecosystems and ensure conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, said UNIDO’s Managing Director Ciyong Zou.

Jordan improves its position in Government AI Readiness Index 2022

AMMAN - Jordan ranked 63rd out of 181 countries according to the Government AI Readiness Index 2022, improving its position upward compared to 2021, when it ranked 80th out of 161.

What next? The future of industrial strategies

VIENNA, 13 January 2023 - Companies and governments need to come together to redesign their industrial strategies to ensure productivity, innovation and economic growth, according to a new white paper from the World Economic Forum, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the University of Cambridge's Industrial Innovation Policy Group.

UNIDO and Saudi Arabia to enhance cooperation to support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030

RIYADH - Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), started his official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to strengthen cooperation between UNIDO and the Kingdom.

Sustainable supply chains in times of multiple crises

VIENNA, 6 December 2022 – While many countries are benefiting from participation in global supply chains, achieving environmental, social and economic sustainability remains a key challenge. Multiple crises amplify this challenge, where sustainability goals and crisis responses may seemingly be at odds.

Fifth UNIDO-European Union High-Level Dialogue

BRUSSELS – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the European Union (EU) held a fifth High-Level Dialogue.

Enhancing Lesotho’s private sector readiness for a clean energy transition

MASERU - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Lesotho, represented by the Ministry of Natural Resources, have officially launched the Green Climate Fund (GCF)-supported project "Enhancing Lesotho’s private sector readiness for a clean energy transition".

UNIDO at COP15: Charting an industrialization path in harmony with nature path

MONTREAL  - As a member of the Environment Management Group and a partner of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, UNIDO is strongly committed to work with all stakeholders towards the adoption and implementation of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

Women’s fish-processing and trading unit opens in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

BAHIR DAR -  The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), with the support of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Agriculture and the Bahir Dar City Administration, has opened the women’s fish-processing and trading unit in the Kebele 13 district of Bahir Dar city.

Promotion of Japanese investment and technology to continue

VIENNA – The Investment and Technology Promotion Office, Tokyo (UNIDO ITPO Tokyo) will be extended for a further six years following an agreement signed today by UNIDO Director General Gerd Müller and Japan’s Ambassador to the International Organizations in Vienna, Takeshi Hikihara.

Second UNIDO-Germany Strategic Dialogue

BERLIN - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Federal Republic of Germany have held a second Strategic Dialogue.

UNIDO training course on integrating industrial policy and the circular economy

FERRARA - There is growing awareness that the world cannot continue to increase the consumption of materials. Resources are limited and the ambition of lower-income countries to climb the ladder of development affects the availability of inputs and economic growth opportunities for future generations.

UNIDO Director General renews call for a ‘Marshall Plan’ with Africa at the African Union Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification

NIAMEY - Debt relief for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), local manufacturing capacities, fair access to global financial markets and compensation for damages caused by climate change are the necessary actions for Africa’s accelerated growth, said United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Director General, Gerd Müller.

UNIDO's investment project preparation and appraisal (IPPA) e-learning course

VIENNA - UNIDO releases a new online course on investment project preparation and appraisal (IPPA). The course aims to support investment promotion agencies and investment promotion institutions in creating and developing bankable investment opportunities to enhance financial flows through mobilizing domestic investments and attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to accelerate sustainable economic growth in their countries.

UNIDO to advise Mexican state Tabasco on industrial policy

VILLAHERMOSA – Mexico’s economy has flourished over the past three decades, mainly thanks to a free-trade pact with the United States and Canada, which has driven exports, but progress has been uneven. Tabasco’s economy has fared better than those of neighbouring states in the south of the country, but the authorities want to diversify.

UNIDO, Festo Didactic renew their partnership

VIENNA – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Festo Didactic have renewed their commitment to the partnership by signing a renewed Joint Declaration incorporating new areas of collaboration reflecting UNIDO’s vision of “Progress by Innovation”.

Establishing a Strategic Roadmap for Sustainable Laboratory Infrastructure Development in Georgia

TBILISI - Georgia has launched its Strategic Roadmap for Sustainable Laboratory Infrastructure Development. The Strategic Roadmap for laboratory infrastructure development in Georgia provides guidance to public and private stakeholders on planning resources to enable investments to support the development of food laboratories for trade standards compliance and increased access to foreign markets.