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UNIDO launches publication on standards and digital transformation

VIENNA, 26 November 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published Standards and Digital Transformation: Good Governance in a Digital Age”.

Industrial innovation to accelerate transitions towards greener and digital economies

VIENNA, 26 November 2021 - In the context of the 8th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation (CONCORDI), 2021 - Industrial innovation for competitive sustainability, held online between 22-25 November 2021, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) convened two plenary sessions to discuss the greening of the economy and digitalization as two megatrends shaping the future of industrialization.

Colombia's energy districts: an example for the region

BOGOTA, 25 November 2021 - The third installment of the International Conference for Energy Districts addressed national and international implementation experiences and presented the progress of the “Energy Districts in Colombia” project.

New UNIDO publication: Ensuring Industrial Safety and Security

VIENNA, 25 November 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is pleased to announce the launch of a handbook, Ensuring Industrial Safety and Security, prepared in collaboration with the Federal Environmental, Industrial, and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostechnadzor); and BSI (British Standards Institution).

Africa Industrialization Week 2021 at UNIDO

​​​​​​​VIENNA, 23 November 2021 - A series of webinars on themes such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, climate-related challenges in industrialization, and opportunities for Japanese and other international investors on the African continent, marked the beginning of Africa Industrialization Week 2021 at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

UNIDO at COP26: industrial development and climate change

GLASGOW, 16 November 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization sent a delegation of four women and three men to the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference to deliver important messages about the role of industry in saving the planet and its people from global warming.

UNIDO and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste partner to scale circular solutions to plastic waste

VIENNA, 16 November 2021 – A cooperation framework for jointly tackling global plastic waste using circular economy approaches was signed today by LI Yong, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Jacob Duer, President and CEO of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance).

UNIDO and Armenia strengthen partnership with the signing of the Country Programme 2022-2026

YEREVAN, 16 November 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Armenia have signed a Country Programme (CP) for inclusive and sustainable industrial development in Armenia 2022-2026.

Egypt: UNIDO and Switzerland fostering inclusive green growth

CAIRO, 11 November 2021 - UNIDO and the Government of Switzerland solidified their fruitful partnership with a visit to the Inclusive Green Growth in Egypt (IGGE) project’s counterparts and beneficiaries in the Luxor and Qena governorates in Upper Egypt.

UNIDO and The Gambia strengthen cooperation with a new Country Programme framework

BANJUL, 12 November 2021 – UNIDO and the Government of The Gambia have signed a Country Programme (CP) providing a practical guide for UNIDO’s interventions in The Gambia over the next five-year period.

Experts make recommendations for the development of the International Hydrogen Energy Centre

VIENNA, 10 November 2021 – First Expert Group Meeting makes recommendations for the focus areas for the IHEC’s work

World’s largest steel and concrete buyers make game-changing push for greener solutions

GLASGOW, 9 November 2021 – The governments of the United Kingdom (UK), India, Germany and Canada, under the new Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI), today announced a pledge that sends a clear message to heavy industry – “If you make low-carbon steel and concrete, we’ll buy it”.

UNIDO Global Call 2021 - winners announced

REMSCHEID, 26 October 2021 – Four winners have been announced at the UNIDO Global Call 2021 Award Ceremony. The awards for innovative solutions in cleantech and sustainable land management were announced in a live ceremony after almost 300 applications from 71 countries were reviewed by an expert jury.

UNIDO and the China International Development Cooperation Agency to strengthen South-South and triangular cooperation

VIENNA, 28 October 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) intend to strengthen South-South and triangular cooperation for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries and in the framework of China’s new Global Development Initiative.

UNIDO Director General's statement on the G20 Rome Summit

ROME, 31 October 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization has congratulated the G20 leaders on the adoption of the G20 Rome Leaders' Declaration, in which they affirmed their commitment to accelerate progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Declaration also affirms the Group’s support for a sustainable, inclusive and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 crisis across the globe.

UNIDO and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) conclude relationship agreement

VIENNA/BEIJING, 28 October 2021 – UNIDO and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) have concluded a relationship agreement to promote bamboo and rattan industry development.

Uruguay Circular Awards 2021

MONTEVIDEO, 27 October 2021 - The winners of the third Uruguay Circular Awards have been announced. Six awards and five mentions were given to recognize efforts to integrate circular economy processes in different areas of Uruguay's industry and society. The initiative is promoted by the United Nations Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Uruguay Programme, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM), the National Development Agency (ANDE) and UNIDO.

Using nature in infrastructure projects could save US$248bn per year—study

GENEVA, 25 October 2021 - New UNIDO-backed Resource Centre launches ahead of COP26 to build business case for natural solutions to infrastructure challenges.

A Partnership of Respect - a photo exhibition by UNIDO, EU and UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador Elisabetta Lattanzio Illy at Dubai Expo

BRUSSELS, 23-25 October 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the European Union (EU) organized a photo exhibition at 2020 Dubai Universal Exposition (UAE), at the Austria Pavilion – O

Brands for change: mainstreaming the value of brands for a more sustainable and innovative world economy in the post-pandemic period

VIENNA, 19 October 2021 - A brand is a name, term, design, symbol or any other feature that gives a product, service or concept an identity and distinguishes it from others on the market.