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UNIDO, Canada and Ghana launch Ghana Circular Economy Centre to support the country’s transition to a circular economy

ACCRA, 7 June 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Global Affairs Canada and the Government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation (MESTI), have launched the Ghana Circular Economy Centre Project to support the country’s just transition to a circular economy.

United Nations Country Team Thailand and Governors of Thai Provinces commit to the country’s sustainable development

BANGKOK, 6 JUNE 2022 Within the framework of the United Nations’ Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE or UN-PAGE) in Thailand, which is led by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), a Statement of Commitment to Sustainable Thailand was signed between the United Nations Country Team Thailand and the Governors of Thai Provinces during a high-level event that was opened by Armida Alisjahbana, Under Secretary-General and ESCAP Executive Secretary, and by Suttipong Juljarern, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Inter

UNIDO Director General calls for action at Stockholm+50

STOCKHOLM, 3 June 2022 - Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), participated in Stockholm+50, a crucial international environmental meeting, commemorating the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrating 50 years of global environmental action.

EU-UNIDO projects highlight gender equality as key to climate action

STOCKHOLM, 2 June 2022 - Ensuring that women and girls equally lead, participate in and benefit from environmental action are key priorities for the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Speaking at an event held in connection with the Stockholm+50 conference, three women who participate in EU-UNIDO projects around the world told their stories. 

Eurachem Scientific Workshop On Quality Assurance Of Measurements

VIENNA, 30 MAY 2022 – Within the framework of its Global Quality and Standards Programme (GQSP), which is funded by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) provided support to the Georgian Laboratory Association (GeLab) by organizing an online scientific workshop from 16 to 18 May 2022.

UNIDO, Sweden, Volvo Group and Epiroc to boost TVET reform and skills development for youth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Version française KINSHASA, 1 JUNE 2022 -- The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Government of Sweden, Volvo Group and Epiroc are joining forces to stimulate the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) reform in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  The partnership includes the DRC’s Ministry of Primary, Secondary, and Technical Education, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, and the Ministry of Industry. 

Global Forum on e-waste management explores Circular Electronics

VIENNA, 27 MAY – Within the framework of the UNIDO-GEF LAC e-waste project, the United Nations Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations University (UNU) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) organized the third edition of the E-Waste Academy for Managers (EWAM) online, from 23 to 26 May 2022. During the four-day event, which was attended by a total of over 340 participants, a wide range of international experts explored how to enhance decision-making for sustainable e-waste management systems while fostering cooperation at the national, regional and global levels. The event allowed for information, knowledge and experience sharing related to circularity in electronics and e-waste management – from policies to technologies and from gender perspectives to health impacts.

UNIDO’s Greening Industry and the drive towards SDGs achievement in Thailand

BANGKOK, 26 MAY 2022 – Within the framework of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) ‘Greening the Scrap Metal Value Chain through Promotion of BAT/BEP to Reduce U-POPs Release from Recycling Facilities’ project, which is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), a high level visit was organized in partnership with Thailand’s Ministry of Industry for Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and Gita Sabharwal, UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand.

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

IHEC to launch another green hydrogen flagship programme in Inner Mongolia

Photo: IHEC Since its inception on 7 July 2021, and with the support of the Government of China and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the International Hydrogen Energy Centre (IHEC) has been promoting the development of hydrogen energy, including through the world's largest demonstration project – jointly led by IHEC and Beijing Sinohytec – of hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles during the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics as more than 850 hydrogen fuel cell buses were used to transport athletes and officials with 9 green hydrogen refueling stations built in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province. In total, the buses operated over 3.2 million kilometers and consumed around 200 tons of green hydrogen, which saved an estimated 2,000 tons of carbon.

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.