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Supporting an upgrade of Armenia's metrology system

YEREVAN, 9 December, 2021 - The European Union (EU) has signed a Contribution Agreement with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to support sustainable economic development in Armenia. The EU is investing €4m in a new technical assistance project, “Support to Quality Infrastructure in Armenia with UNIDO”.  

UNIDO, ADB discussion on boosting Cambodia’s 4IR transformation

PHNOM PENH, 8 December 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation and the Ministry of Economic and Finance, have kick-started a virtual discussion on the status of Cambodia’s fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and pathways for the country’s transformation to this new industrial model by 203

Understanding the interlinkages between accelerated climate change and the food-energy-water nexus

VIENNA, 3 December 2021 - The difficulties in reaching a firm agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate the transition towards a decarbonized renewable energy mix were visible during the recent COP26 negotiations.

At 19th session of the UNIDO General Conference, a new leader for an organization primed to build a better future

VIENNA, 3 December 2021 – The 19th session of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) General Conference , which concluded today, has taken place at a critical juncture, following the UN Secretary-General’s call for a “Decade of Action” and as countries all over the world strive to recover from the socioeconomic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

UNIDO to create a multilateral industrial policy forum to support Member States

VIENNA, 3 December 2021 -  The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has held a side event titled, “Revival of industrial policy – prospects for establishing a global industrial policy forum for multilateral policy learning and knowledge sharing”, during the organization's 19th General Conference.

New publication on sectoral transformation for inclusive and sustainable industrial development

VIENNA, 3 December 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is pleased to announce the launch of a new publication: Sectoral transformation for inclusive and sustainable industrial development. Methodological approaches.

The Future of Industrialization in a Post-Pandemic World: Industrial Development Report 2022

VIENNA, 1 December 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has launched its 2022 Industrial Development Report (IDR), The Future of Industrialization in a Post-pandemic World, at a plenary event of the nineteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference. The main findings of the report were presented and discussed with a panel of high-level policymakers and prominent experts in the field of industrial development.

UNIDO and Government of the Republic of Zambia sign Programme for Country Partnership

VIENNA, 29 November 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Director General, LI Yong, and Zambia's Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Chipoka Mulenga, have signed a five-year Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) on the occasion of the Eighth Forum on Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial D

UNIDO announces new online course on investment project preparation and appraisal

VIENNA, 2 December 2021 - The acceleration to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires investments from both the public and private sectors to address the discrepancy between demand and supply of investment finances for sustainable economic development of developing countries.

Innovative partnerships key to scale up impact, build a better future for all

VIENNA, 30 November 2021 – Representatives of donor governments and partner institutions of UNIDO at the Organization’s fifth Donor Meeting agreed that innovative partnerships and programmatic approaches can provide more flexibility, efficiency, transparency and accountability in delivering development impact.

Partnerships for socio-economic recovery: focus of UNIDO’s Eighth ISID Forum

VIENNA, 29 November 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today held its Eighth Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) Forum.

UNIDO celebrates the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development

VIENNA, 1 December 2021 - During the 19th session of the UNIDO General Conference, a side event “International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development 2021” was held, showcasing a wide scope of UNIDO technical assistance projects and tools, encompas

Change of management at UNIDO: Gerd Müller succeeds Director General LI Yong

VIENNA, 30 November 2021 – Gerd Müller, Germany’s acting Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, is set to take office as the new Director General of UNIDO.

UNIDO’s Ninth Ministerial Conference of the LDCs concludes the preparatory process to Doha’s UN LDC 5

VIENNA, 26 November 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) held its Ninth Ministerial Conference of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) prior to the 19th Session of the General Conference.

GMIS 2021 Launches New Initiatives on 4IR Industrial Safety, Knowledge Outputs and Green Value Chains

DUBAI, 25 November - The fourth edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS 2021) drew to a close on Saturday, having tackled the issue of ‘rewiring societies: repurposing digitalization for prosperity’ and having launched several fresh initiatives related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and its interlinkages.

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).