BRUSSELS/ROME, 10 March 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO has organized a second virtual dialogue in the framework of the European Union (EU) Industry Week 2021.

VIENNA, 9 March 2021 – Masaki Noke, Ambassador of Japan to Egypt, and Bassel El Khatib, Director and UNIDO Representative of the Regional Hub in Egypt, have signed an exchange of notes as a joint commitment to promote circular economy practices in Egypt’s single-use plastics value chain in order to reduce plastic waste leaking into the environment.

The most recent data, covering the last three months of 2020, confirm that manufacturing is gradually recovering across the world, following a major drop during the first half of the year due to COVID-19. However, the pace of recovery is unequal. While manufacturing production in some countries, such as China, has already reached and exceeded its pre-crisis production level, in other countries, the upturn continues at a more gradual pace.

VIENNA, 4 March 2021 - UNIDO has organized three events during the EU Industry Week 2021, run by the European Commission’s Directorate General of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (DG GROW) .
MONTEVIDEO, 1 March 2021 - A joint UN proposal in Uruguay, with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) acting as lead agency, seconded by UNDP and UN Women, has been approved by the United Nations Joint Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Fund. This was announced today as part of a Joint SDG Fund US$41m portfolio to catalyze strategic financing to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals.
VIENNA, 1 March 2021 – Last week, the Italian Ambassador, Alessandro Cortese, and the Director General of the UNIDO, LI Yong, signed funding arrangements for three projects financed by the Government of Italy.

TEHRAN, 16 February 2021 - Together with its national counterparts from the Information Technology Organization of Iran’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies and in partnership with the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is taking the next step to implement the project, “Promoting and upscaling innovative SMEs in the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

22 February 2021 – Bringing together governments and relevant networks and organizations, the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (GACERE) aims to provide a global impetus to initiatives related to the circular economy transition, resource efficiency, sustainable consumption and production patterns, and inclusive and sustainable industrialization.

VIENNA, 19 February 2021 – UNIDO has published "The Innovation Ecosystem in Moldova", a report that presents a preliminary analysis of Moldova’s research and innovation ecosystem.

TEHRAN, 17 February 2021 - The Government of Japan and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed a funding agreement for a project to promote the sustainable development of the tuna value chain in the Chabahar region of Iran.