News

The G20 and G7 must live up to their commitment

BALI, 23 September 2022 - UNIDO Director General Gerd Müller took part in the G20 Trade, Investment and Industry Ministerial Meeting in Indonesia. While addressing the plenary session on sustainable industrialization, Müller called on the G20 countries, and the G7, to live up to their commitment to meet the agreed upon 0.7% of GDP target for development funding.

US joins Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative

Pittsburgh, 23 September – The United States has joined the Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI) – an international coalition of public and private organizations that are working to decarbonize heavy industries, starting with the steel, cement and concrete sectors.

Bridging the industrial skills gap in Uganda by investing in people

KAMPALA, 22 September 2022 -- The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and its partners, including the Government of Japan, the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Works and Transport (MoWT), and Komatsu Ltd., have jointly launched the Mechanical Engineering Training and Advisory Centre (METRAC) in Luwero, Uganda, which is the first dedicated training centre for road construction equipment oper

The Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa to focus on green energy and energy access at the UNGA

VIENNA, 19 September 2022 – On the margins of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III) will organize a high-level event, “Accelerating energy access and green transition for Africa’s inclusive and sustainable industrialization”.

UN-led coalition to release targets to cut carbon from public construction projects

Pittsburgh, 21 September New international targets to cut carbon emissions from public construction projects – from new buildings to roads and bridges – will be released by a global coalition of public and private organizations led by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

UNIDO and HUAWEI collaborate to facilitate technological innovation and entrepreneurship for economic and social development

SHENZHEN, 15 September 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), participating in the HUAWEI GLOBAL Startup Summit, themed “Foreseeing the Power of Entrepreneurs” agreed to cooperate through the HUAWEI CLOUD Startup Program for global scientific advancement and technological progress to support economic and social development.

UNIDO brings experts together to discuss skills for resilience

VIENNA, 15 September 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) Learning and Knowledge Development Facility (LKDF) convened an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) to explore and exchange views on the importance of skills to foster resilience. 

UNIDO ITPO Tokyo sharing knowledge and best practices on how to attract investments and technology from Japan

TOKYO, 24 August 2022 - A webinar “How to Succeed in Attracting Investment and Technology from Japan” organized by UNIDO ITPO Tokyo took place as a side event of the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8) in Tunisia.<

UNIDO and Switzerland renew commitment to promoting quality and standards

VIENNA, 16 September 2022 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Switzerland, through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), today signed the second phase of the Global Quality and Standards Programme (GQSP), a CHF 14 million (approximately US$14.5 million)  programme extension to consolidate and scale up joint work initiated in 2017.

Strengthening the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices to attract sustainable investments for innovative technology and knowledge transfer in Ethiopia’s textile and garment sectors

ADDIS ABABA, 16 September 2022 – Improved Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices – next to price and quality of products – are key success factors for competitive textile and apparel industries - that was the main message reflected at the international conference on triangular cooperation to promote sustainable textile investments and operations in Ethiopia. The Conference was organized by the Ministry of Industry (MoI) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). 

“WEEEkathon”with young scientists generates innovative approaches for circular e-waste management

LIMERICK, 15 September - Over 20 young scientists from across the world gathered in Limerick, Ireland to discuss the introduction of innovative circular economy approaches to tackling e-waste. This term, coined by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, promotes a design-driven circular economy based on eliminating waste and pollution, circulating products and materials, and regenerating nature.

UNIDO and the Government of China agree to strengthen South-South cooperation

BEIJING, 14 September 2022 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM) signed three project documents at the UNIDO Representational Office in Beijing. The projects will focus on enhancing the value chain and improvement of regulatory capacity of the agricultural industry in Quanan, Jiangxi Province, China; support the China International Import Expo; promote UNIDO South-South and triangular industrial cooperation services to strengthen industrial development partnerships among countries of the Global South.

Innovative Invest-in-ACP Platform launched at the World Investment Conference (WIC) 2022

GENEVA, 13 September 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized a Conference for Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region at the 26th World Investment Conference 2022 of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), themed “IPAs shaping the future of FDI”.

UNIDO and Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship to Foster Innovation Ecosystems for Start-Ups and Scale-ups

VIENNA, 12 September 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand their partnership beyond the existing technical assistance project portfolio to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

UNIDO TICAD 8 Week

VIENNA, 26 August 2022 -  Five virtual events on various themes, including the launch of the Industrial Development Report 2022 in Africa, marked the observance of the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 8) Week at UNIDO.

Global Network of Energy Centres calls on COP27 to support regional cooperation as a cornerstone of the climate transition

VIENNA, 12 September 2022 - United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) convened the Fifth Steering Committee of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC)  with support of the Governments of Austria, Norway and Spain, fr

UNIDO and the Government of China strengthen collaboration to enhance South-South and Triangular Industrial Cooperation

VIENNA, 12 September 2022 – South-South and Triangular Cooperation leads to greater innovation as it provides opportunities for developing countries to learn from each other and to share best practices.  In recognition of the role of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China have agreed to boost South-South and Triangular Industrial cooperation (SSTIC).

Digital platform to boost agribusiness in Ghana

ACCRA, 8th  September 2022 –  The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) signed an agreement to scale up Ghana’s national initiatives on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) promotion.

UNIDO, UNEP and WHO celebrate the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies 2022

VIENNA, 7 September 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to celebrate this year’s International Day of Clean Air for blue skies. The theme for this year’s day is The Air We Share to focus on the transboundary nature of air pollution that requires collective accountability and global, regional and local cooperation.

Agriculture – A key sector for Africa’s development and prosperity

VIENNA, 26 AUG 2022 - Agro industrial parks are the proven tools for the structural transformation of an economy. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) recognizes that agriculture is a key sector for Africa’s development and prosperity, said Managing Director, Corporate Services and Operations of UNIDO, Yuko Yasunaga.