SHANGHAI, 6 November 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), together with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), has organized a high-level side event during the third China International Import Expo. The event, supported by the China Chamber of International Commerce, was entitled, “Understanding and Harnessing the Role of Impact Investing for ‘Building Back Better’ in Times of the Global COVID-19 Crisis”, and participants considered the issue on the context of achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development during the Decade of Action.
VIENNA, 30 October 2020 – UNIDO and the Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS), Kyoto University in Japan, signed a cooperation agreement today on UNIDO’s Internship Programme.
TOKYO/VIENNA, 9 November 2020 - UNIDO and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) have signed a joint declaration.
VIENNA, 22 October 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has stalled the advancement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). It is creating many challenges, yet also it unveils opportunities to build back better.

GENEVA, 9 October 2020 – Representatives of like-minded UN Member States have met virtually to launch the Group of “Friends of Industry and Innovation”. In line with the UN Decade of Action, the informal group was formed to provide a platform to further Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9 and industrialization in decision-making processes in a city that is at the centre of intergovernmental debate on global economic development and which is a hub of expertise on trade, investment and technology.

PRETORIA, 15 October 2020 - South Africa’s largest energy efficiency initiative: Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement in South Africa through Mainstreaming the Introduction of Energy Management Systems and Energy Systems Optimization, has won the highest international accolade for an energy programme - the International Energy Project of the Year - awarded by the global Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

VIENNA, 9 October 2020 - More than 400 people, 45 speakers, and representatives of ten partners took part in the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility (LKDF) Forum 2020 – three days of interactive sessions deliberating on “green skills for a sustainable future” and the start of what the World Economic Forum calls a reskilling revolution.

PHNOM PENH, 8 October 2020 – The Ministry of Industry Science Technology and Innovation (MISTI) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have jointly published guidance for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) on recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in the Khmer language.

VIENNA, 6 October 2020 - Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Europe and Central Asia need an integrated package of financial and non-financial instruments to help them adapt to the  twin challenges of COVID-19 and accelerated digitalization, according to the panel for the recent GMIS Digital Series webinar, “Industrial Recovery in Europe and Central Asia: Accelerating Digital Transformation for MSMEs”

VIENNA, 5 October 2020 - The Bridge for Cities 2020 event provided a forum for mayors and other urban stakeholders to discuss and exchange views on relevant experiences, challenges and opportunities related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event placed particular emphasis on green, social and technological innovations which can assist cities to recover from the crisis and act as an accelerator for the Sustainable Development Goals.