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UNIDO INFORMS MEMBER STATES ON HYDROGEN-RELATED OPPORTUNITIES

VIENNA, 6 JULY 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) provided its Member States with an online introduction to the different types of colour-based hydrogen (for example green and blue) together with a classification that quantifies the hydrogen’s CO2 content or carbon footprint.

UNIDO AND CABO VERDE STRENGTHEN COOPERATION WITH A NEW COUNTRY PROGRAMME 2022-2026

PRAIA, 11 JULY 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Cabo Verde signed a new

LAUNCH OF THE UNIDO- AND GEF-SUPPORTED BIOGAS STANDARDS TO FURTHER BOOST CONVERSION OF WASTE TO CLEAN ENERGY (WTE) IN KENYA

Nairobi, 4 July 2022 – An information-sharing event was organized by the Government of Kenya to launch the “Code of practice for farm and industrial scale biogas systems” –  the first national Biogas Standards for farm and industrial scale[1] developed wit

UNIDO PROMOTES INNOVATION STANDARDS AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TO ACHIEVE SDGs

VIENNA, 30 June 2022 – In collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) successfully hosted in hybrid format the ‘UNIDO–ISO Innovation Seminar’ and the ‘UNIDO–ISO Innovation Labs’

DURING CRANS MONTANA FORUM AFRICA 2022, UNIDO HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO ACHIEVE SDGS

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BRUSSELS, 4 July 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) participated in the Crans Montana Forum Africa 2022, which the Swiss Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) organized from 29 June to 2 July 2022 in Brussels.

UNIDO and the Government of Slovenia sign a Roadmap for Cooperation

VIENNA, 30 June 2022 – Following the 30th anniversary celebration of Slovenia’s membership to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), UNIDO Director General Gerd Müller and the Slovenian Minister of Economic Development Matjaž Han signed a Roadmap for Cooperation – a framework document outlining the key bilateral cooperation elements, including common objectives, high-potential thematic priorities, and geographical scope for joint activities – that complements the existing Cooperation Agreement.

UNIDO LAUNCHES QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (QI4SD) INDEX

VIENNA, 17 June 2022 – With funding from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) developed the Quality Infrastructure for Sustainable Development (QI4SD) Index, which was launched today.

UNIDO TO ACCELERATE AND SCALE-UP HYDROGEN USE, INCLUDING PRODUCTION, TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE

VIENNA, 22 JUNE 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Hydrogen Energy Centre (IHEC) organized a virtual Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on capacity building and to establish a Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC).

DURING 15TH EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS, UNIDO ADVOCATES FOR INNOVATIVE INVESTMENTS TOWARDS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Brussels, 21-22 June 2022 -- Under the theme “Global Gateway: building sustainable partnerships for a connected world”, the 15th edition of the European Development Days (#EDD22) was held in Brussels and gathered more than 4,000 participants from the development community.

UNIDO PROMOTES DIGITALIZATION AND SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES DURING 2022 EU-AFRICA BUSINESS SUMMIT

Brussels, 23 June 2022 -- The fifth edition of the EU-Africa Business Summit, which was organized by the European Business Summits (EBS) and which took place held in Brussels, provided for high-level panel discussions among around 100 physical guests and over 3,000 online participants who discussed the future of economic relations between the European Union (EU) and Africa.

UNIDO PROMOTES REGIONAL COORDINATION IN AQUACULTURE VALUE CHAINS TO GENERATE PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYMENT IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

CENTRAL AMERICA, 24 JUNE 2022 - Within the framework of the project “Fostering Regional Coordination in Aquaculture Value Chains for the Generation of Productive Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean”, which is implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), representatives from Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru met from 21 to 23 June 2022 in San Salv

Director General Müller’s action-packed mission to Germany

BERLIN, 24 June 2022 - UNIDO’s Director General, Gerd Müller, took part in the GreenTech Festival, a global platform for empowering changemakers and fostering innovative green technologies. During his mission to Berlin, Müller also met German policymakers.

UNIDO AND THE GAMBIA HOLD FIRST COUNTRY PROGRAMME STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

BANJUL, 21 June 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment (MoTIE), The Gambia, organized the

Director General Müller tells GreenTech Festival, "We are ready for a zero-carbon economy."

BERLIN, 23 June 2022 - At the GreenTech Festival, UNIDO’s Director General, Gerd Müller, told participants, “A world without hunger is possible. Stopping climate change is possible. A zero-carbon economy is possible.”

UNIDO launches global knowledge platform to promote sustainable industrial parks and special economic zones

VIENNA, 21 June 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched the beta version of its Sustainable Industrial Park Platform (SIPP), a global knowledge and resource centre for industrial parks and other related area development initiatives.

Further stabilization in manufacturing, but prospects remain uncertain

The most recent data for the first quarter of 2022 on global manufacturing production confirm the lingering, but weakening effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on global manufacturing, albeit with seasonal, regional and sectoral differences.

UNIDO and the European Union celebrate the European Year of Youth with pictures and stories of beneficiaries from UNIDO-EU projects

BRUSSELS, 14 June 2022 – Within the framework of the 2022 European Year of Youth, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the European Union (EU) launched the photography exhibition titled “Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development: a boost to youth employment” in the vicinity of the European Parliament in Brussels.

UNIDO Director General strengthens cooperation with Italian government, UN agencies and private sector

ROME, 17 June 2022 — On an official three-day mission to Italy, Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), held bilateral meetings with high-level representatives of United Nations agencies, Italian government ministries and the private sector.

UNIDO and Eni to focus on activities to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 9

MILAN, 17 June 2022 - Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni, the Italian energy company, have signed a joint declaration to strengthen cooperation.