BRUSSELS, 20 May 2021 - The local processing of cotton represents an undisputed potential for the socio-economic development of Burkina Faso. Its local valorization can play a significant role in the fight against poverty, the creation of jobs, and the generation of income for local communities. However, issues related to productivity, sustainability, industrial capacity, and the lack of a legal and institutional framework hinder the development of this promising sector.

CAIRO, 8 June 2021 – Within the framework of the recently-signed Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) Egypt, UNIDO organized a webinar on ‘Industry 4.0 in Egypt: Enhancing the Readiness for the Adoption of Industry 4.0’.
GENEVA, 19 May 2021 – Representatives of like-minded UN Member States have met virtually for the second meeting of the Group of Friends of Industry and Innovation in Geneva.
VIENNA, 2 June 2021 - Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has seen numerous industries stumble as the crisis has hit many sectors' productivity and employment rates. And in this scenario, women have been the hardest hit. According to the International Labour Organization, 5% of all employed women lost their jobs, compared with 3.9% of working men.
VIENNA, 1 June 2012 - UNIDO has published a catalogue of tools and methodologies for Boosting Competitiveness with Quality and Standards. The catalogue serves to introduce UNIDO’s unique set of resources that can strengthen competitiveness through the application of quality and standards.
JEDDAH/VIENNA, 2 June 2021 – The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today held a high-level bilateral meeting to highlight two project agreements in a virtual kick-off ceremony with Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO of ITFC and LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO. Following the ceremony, the ongoing strategic partnership between the two entities was further discussed.  

VIENNA, 1 June 2021 In a high-level online session earlier today, a coalition of governments and organizations, led by the United Kingdom (UK) and India, launched the new Clean Energy Ministerial’s Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI).

VIENNA, 28 May 2021 – A forum of candidates for the post of Director General of UNIDO has been held at the Organization’s headquarters.
VIENNA, 18 May 2021 - UNIDO believes that the COVID-19 pandemic brings an opportunity to glean lessons and present feasible solutions to improve the governance of global manufacturing in the face of this and future crises.