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Partnership to help reduce South Africa's beverage industry footprint

PRETORIA, 31 August 2021 - The beverage industry in South Africa still presents significant opportunities for addressing water, energy and waste efficiencies across the entire value chain

UNIDO participates in the G20 Digital Ministers’ Meeting 2021

TRIESTE, 5 August 2021 – At the invitation of Italy, which currently holds the presidency of the G20, UNIDO has addressed the G20 Digital Ministers’ Meeting. The gathering was the culmination of meetings held throughout the year by the G20 Digital Economy Task Force (DETF) in which UNIDO has participated and supported.

Sudan: UNIDO holds consultations on industrial policy, helping to drive industrial development

KHARTOUM, 29 July 2021 – At the request of the Government of Sudan, UNIDO is supporting Sudan’s efforts to transform the country’s economy in such way that it complies with core principles for achieving sustainable development, higher productivity and increased value added by conducting a diagnostic study of the industrial sector.

UNIDO launches EU-funded Value Chain Investment Support scheme for post-harvest fisheries in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, 3 August, 2021 - With support of the European Union, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Fisheries Administration (FiA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have launched a Value Chain Investment Support (VCIS) scheme to support Cambodia’s enterprises.

Iraq: strengthening the safety of hydraulic infrastructure

BAGHDAD, 26 July 2021 – UNIDO and the Government of Italy are working together, in partnership with the Ministry of Water Resources, to build capacity in the safe management of Iraq’s national hydraulic infrastructure.

Technology as a Driver of Structural Transformation in the LDCs

VIENNA, 3 August 2021 – At the margins of the second session of the Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee (PrepCom2) of the Fifth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (UN LDC5), the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), together with the United Nations Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries (UN Technology Bank) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), organized a high-level side event focused on the role of technology as a driver of structural transformation in the least developed countries (LDCs).

2021 HLPF: Side event addresses Digital Transformation and the Circular Economy

VIENNA, 26 July 2021 - As part of UNIDO's engagement with the 2021 High Level Political Forum, a high-level side event on “Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Recovery through Digital Transformation and the Circular Economy” was organized, which was attended by public and private sector representatives and the academia.

Finalists of 2021 Global Chemical Leasing Award announced

VIENNA, 21 July 2021The finalists of the 2021 Global Chemical Leasing Award were announced: in the three main categories (case studies, innovation and research) as well and in the Special Award categories (women-led initiatives and start-ups), the nominations are (in alphabetical order):

UNIDO promotes digital transformation at 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference

SHANGHAI, 10 July 2021 – Through its Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) Shanghai, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has actively supported the 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) by co-organizing and participating in various WAIC forums and events, including the 2021 WAIC AI Women Elite Forum; the 2021 WAIC International AI City Forum; the 2021 AI Bridging Digital Divide Forum; and the 2021 AIWIN Ceremony.

Gerd Müller of Germany chosen as next UNIDO Director General

VIENNA, 12 July 2021 – The Industrial Development Board of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today recommended Gerd Müller of Germany to be the Organization’s next Director General.

Progress on Africa’s integration boosts prospects for economic transformation in Egypt

8 July 2021 – The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could add at least 32 new trade partners to Egypt and help diversify and upgrade the country’s economy.

UNIDO expresses its appreciation for the Government of China’s support on the fifth Anniversary of the establishment of the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund

BEIJING, 8 July 2021 – LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) expressed his appreciation for the support of the Government of China on the 5th Anniversary of the establishment of the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund (SSCAF).

Launch of the International Hydrogen Energy Centre (IHEC)

VIENNA, 7 July 2021 – The launch and inauguration of the International Hydrogen Energy Centre (IHEC), a key knowledge partner for the UNIDO Global Programme for Green Hydrogen in Industry, was held virtually.

UNIDO and the WHO World Local Production Forum call for Health Industry Development

VIENNA, 25 June 2021 - The COVID19 pandemic underlined the importance of local production of essential medicines, vaccines and other health products, which has been a UNIDO priority for the last 20 years. The pandemic has also shown the importance of establishing international standards for production of health products and of improving access, assuring quality and enhancing resilience of supply chains.

UNIDO-Japan week promotes joint successes and future opportunities

Vienna, 7 July 2021 – Titled “Partnering for inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID): New challenges and opportunities for the UNIDO-Japan cooperation”, the UNIDO-Japan cooperation week – an online event co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) from 29 June to 7 July 2021 – elaborated on how the UNIDO-Japan cooperation can h

Global Partnership for Hydrogen launched during Vienna Energy Forum

VIENNA, 6 July 2021 – Within the framework of the 2021 Vienna Energy Forum (VEF), UNIDO launched the Global Partnership for Hydrogen Application in Industry to promote its application at global level as an innovative technology critical to decarbonize industry, especially in hard-to-abate sectors.

Germany reiterates support to UNIDO’s Global Hydrogen Partnership in Industry

VIENNA, 5 July 2021 – Within the framework of the 2021 Vienna Energy Forum (VEF), German Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Gerhard Kuentzle met with Tareq Emtairah, Director of the Department of Energy, and Petra Schwager, Chief of the Energy Technologies and Industrial Applications Division, to reiterate Germany’s support for UNIDO’s Global Hydrogen Partnership in Industry.