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Accelerating the transition to a circular economy as a holistic response to the triple planetary crisis

SHARM EL-SHEIKH – A United Nations high-level side event at COP27 discussed how circular economy principles and practices can serve as a catalyst to promote human well-being, preserve nature, cut pollution, and make economies more competitive.

UNIDO convenes experts on digitalization, innovation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

VIENNA - UNIDO is supporting Member States to design policies and to help firms to improve productive activities with digital transformation and artificial intelligence (AI).

IRENA and UNIDO support a global energy transition through green hydrogen

SHARM EL-SHEIKH – Francesco La Camera, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), have signed a joint declaration on advancing sustainable energy through the fundamental role of green hydrogen.

UNIDO and China highlight the role of industrial parks for achieving sustainable industrialization at the 5th CIIE

SHANGHAI – As part of the 5th International China Import Expo (CIIE), UNIDO and the Ministry of Commerce of China jointly organized the Parallel Session of the Fifth Hongqiao International Economic Forum, titled “Accelerating inclusive and sustainable industrialization through South-South cooperation – exploring the role of industrial parks & special economic zones”. The Session highlighted the pivotal role of industrial parks and special economic zones to stimulate growth and advance the achievement of SDG9, contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Africa is the continent of the future with many opportunities: UNIDO highlights key issues for its industrial growth

NIAMEY - Africa is the continent of the future with many opportunities and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a partner to fulfil the Sustainable Development Goals and the aspirations of Agenda 2063, said UNIDO Managing Director for the Directorate of Global Partnerships and External Relations and Special Representative for Africa, Fatou Haidara.

UNIDO participates in Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial and High-Level Conferences on Women’s Empowerment in the Mediterranean Region

MADRID - The back-to-back 5th UfM Ministerial on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society and UfM High-Level Conference on Women for the Mediterranean 2022 took place in Madrid.

Tapping into UNIDO’s regulatory and standard setting expertise to support energy for digitalization

VIENNA - Drawing on UNIDO’s priority to promote low carbon infrastructure to power industrialization and its expertise in international standards development, Earth, Wind and Power (EWP) and the Organization’s experts agreed to work together on a Resource Utilization Efficiency (RUE) certification programme.  

Unlocking the potential of brands for innovation, resilience and trust

VIENNA - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the European Brand Institute (EBI) held its 18th Brand Global Summit at the Vienna International Centre and online.

Unleashing the potential of innovation for a climate-resilient urban future

VIENNA, 31 OCTOBER 2022 – UNIDO’s Bridge for Cities special session virtually gathered experts and city leaders from around the world to discuss the impact of climate action on cities. The special session, commemorating World Cities Day attracted as many as 400 attendees from 85 countries.

EU and UNIDO support Armenia in developing its first National Quality Policy for Good Governance

YEREVAN - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized a workshop to build consensus on the country’s vision of its pioneering National Quality Policy and the National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) Strategy.

Director General calls for a leading role of UNIDO in the global review of Sustainable Development Goal 9

NEW YORK – UNIDO Director General Gerd Müller engaged in the United Nations’ top inter-agency forums during his mission to UN Headquarters. This included the United Nations Chief Executives Board (CEB) chaired by the Secretary-General and a meeting of Principals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General.

GMIS Connect highlights industrial lighthouses that are propelling digital transformation in China

SHANGHAI - Ahead of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) 2023, UNIDO ITPO Shanghai, in collaboration with the Chinese Federation of Industrial Economics (CFIE) and GMIS, hosted a webinar on “Lessons from the Lighthouses: How is China’s Digital Revolution Impacting Industrial Development?”.

UNIDO’s third virtual edition of the LKDF Forum responds to the importance of skills development and a resilient workforce

VIENNA – According to Deloitte, only 10% of firms are equipped to reskill their employees to meet company needs. Recognizing the importance of skills development and a resilient workforce, on 19 and 20 October 2022, UNIDO's Learning and Knowledge Development Facility (LKDF) held its third virtual edition of the LKDF Forum.

UNIDO, FAO working together to reduce hunger, helping businesses from farm to fork

ROME - United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Director General Gerd Müller and UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General Qu Dongyu have agreed to new collaboration on a number of key areas, signing a memorandum of understanding on the margins of the World Food Forum.

UNIDO, African Union discuss food security and value chains

ADDIS ABABA - Gerd Müller, Director General of UNIDO, and his delegation, held a fruitful meeting with Josefa Sacko, African Union Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment. At the heart of the discussion was agreement on the need to strengthen inter-African value chains, especially in agricultural goods.

South-South cooperation and knowledge-sharing drives achievement of SDG 9 in industry and innovation

PANAMA CITY – UNIDO convenes high-level representatives from Ministries of Industry or Economy of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries to discuss national progress towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9 and opportunities for regional cooperation.

UNIDO Director General visits Ethiopia, highlights investment opportunities

Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), met Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, and Melaku Alebel, Minister of Industry, to discuss cooperation.

The African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Quality Infrastructure Programme and the pioneering Regional Laboratory Policy launched in the Caribbean

Barbados – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) have launched the Caribbean component of the “Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Quality Infrastructure” Programme at the 41st Meeting of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) Council.

How is industry recovering from the pandemic? New publication reveals all.

VIENNA - Two and a half years after the onset of COVID-19, how did industrial sectors fare during the pandemic? Which regions and industries were most impacted, and which ones emerged stronger? Which of the ongoing industrial megatrends accelerated? What new trends are arising in the post-pandemic industrial landscape?

Global knowledge sharing experience on data during the Vienna Food Safety Forum

VIENNA – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), together with the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) organized the Vienna Food Safety Forum 2022 to share knowledge and experiences on data-driven innovation in food safety.