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UN Secretary-General praises UNIDO during visit to Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar – During his visit to Mongolia, UN Secretary-General António Guterres met with UN Resident Coordinator Tapan Mishra and the UN family. The meeting also allowed for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) work to be highlighted:

UNIDO promotes the green hydrogen economy as well as pan African trade during 8th WTO Global Review of Aid for Trade

GENEVA – Within the framework of the WTO Eight Global Review of Aid for Trade, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) held two thematic sessions, one on “Advancing the Green Hydrogen Economy”, with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and another on the “Pan African trade as an engine for local economic growth and prosperity (AfCFTA)”, with the Arab Republic of Egypt and Madagascar as well as with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

UNIDO AND EU promote good governance of quality infrastructure in Armenia

VIENNA – Within the framework of its project “Support to Quality Infrastructure in Armenia”, which is funded by the European Union (EU), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized an awareness building workshop on good governance of quality infrastructure (QI) for over thirty policy makers and senior officials from line ministries and related institutions.

WTO high-level event examines how international cooperation can tackle illicit trade

GENEVA - Top officials of six global organizations have called for greater coordination among relevant national and international bodies in the fight against illicit trade in medical products, which puts the health and livelihood of people all over the world at risk.

UNIDO Director General calls for a fairer global trade system with binding international standards

GENEVA – UNIDO Director General Gerd Müller took part in the World Trade Organization’s Eighth Aid for Trade Global Review with the theme “Empowering Connected Sustainable Trade”. In his introductory remarks at the Opening Plenary session, Müller called for a move towards a fairer global trade system, with increased investment in productive capacity in developing and least developed countries.

UNIDO and Korea Energy Agency promote renewable energy and electric vehicle In Thailand

Bangkok – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) hosted a workshop for Thai policymakers from the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) on the policy experience of the Republic of Korea related to RE100 – a global renewable energy initiative committed to 100% renewable electricity –and electric vehicle promotion.

Gender-smart financing in the MENA region highlighted during 2022 UFM-UNIDO Women Business Forum

20-21 July 2022, Barcelona, Spain -- With the support of the governments of Italy and Sweden, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized the 2022 UfM-UNIDO Women Business Forum under the theme “Gender-Smart Financing to Unlock Women’s Entrepreneurial Potential in the Middle East and North Africa region”.

UNIDO and Australia to jointly organize Vienna Food Safety Forum towards exploring policy issues related to remote audit and verification in food safety

Vienna, 14 JULY 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry will join forces towards organizing an international forum on data-driven innovation in food safety, including current remote audit and verification practices in regulatory frameworks.

JAPAN and UNIDO to promote kaizen practices in order to foster the development of Ghanaian MSMEs in sustainable agri business

ACCRA –  The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan signed an agreement to enhance the competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) for Ghana’s economic and social development.

UNIDO’S Learning and Knowledge Development Facility celebrates 10 years of support to youth in emerging economies by unveiling new logo and visual identity

VIENNA, 15 July 2022 – To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) Learning and Knowledge Development Facility (LKDF) unveiled a new logo and brand identity to reflect the platform’s commitment to improving industrial skills development among the youth in emerging economies.

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 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Cabo Verde signed a new Country Programme (CP), which provides a practical framework for UNIDO’s interventions in Cabo Verde over the next 5 years.

A new strategy to industrial policy set-up in Guinea

CONAKRY – Within the framework of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) support to the Government of Guinea, an important milestone was achieved when during a high-level event the policy’s vision and objectives were set as well as the inherent measures to ensure a successful implementation.

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 within the framework of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) project “Sustainable conversion of waste into clean energy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Kenya”, which is funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). The code of practice was officially endorsed in April 2022[2].

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’ at its Headquarters, on 27 June 2022 and 30 June 2022 respectively.

During Crans Montana Forum Africa 2022, UNIDO highlights importance of public-private partnerships to achieve SDGs

BRUSSELS – 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 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.