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UNIDO and the University of Tokyo strengthen collaboration

VIENNA/TOKYO, 28 June 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore innovative technologies, new business models and institutional frameworks.

New challenges and opportunities for the UNIDO-Japan cooperation Day 3: investment and technology transfer under COVID-19

VIENNA, 2 July 2021 – UNIDO and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna co-organized the online event titled ‘Investment and Technology Transfer under COVID-19’. In this event, results achieved in partner countries under and in response to the pandemic through UNIDO were highlighted with case studies and success stories from Japan.

UNIDO, China and Ethiopia launch a project on upgrading the livestock value chain in Ethiopia

VIENNA, 15 June 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in close collaboration with the Government of Ethiopia and the Government of China, has launched a new project entitled "Capacity Building to Upgrade the Livestock Value Chain in Ethiopia".

New challenges and opportunities for the UNIDO-Japan cooperation. Day 2: Joining forces for industrial skills development

VIENNA, 1 July 2021 – UNIDO and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna have co-hosted a webinar titled ‘Joining Forces for Industrial Skills Development’, bringing together participants from the public and private sectors, development partners, academia, and civil society. The webinar is the second in the series: ‘Partnering for ISID: New challenges and opportunities for the UNIDO-Japan cooperation’.

2021 Vienna Energy Forum: where action meets ambition

VIENNA, 1 July 2021 — The 2021 Vienna Energy Forum (VEF), which is organized as a virtual event from 5 to 7 July 2021, is guided by the motto “Where Action Meets Ambition”.

Global Call for Innovative Solutions in Cleantech and Sustainable Land Management

VIENNA, 1 July 2021 – Registration is now open for the Global Call for Innovative Solutions in Cleantech and Sustainable Land Management. The international competition aims to identify and promote readily deployable and scalable solutions and innovative technologies from the private sector, which address the adverse effects of climate change and ultimately contribute to inclusive, resilient, and sustainable economic development in developing countries.

PARTNERING FOR ISID: New challenges and opportunities for the UNIDO-Japan cooperation Day 1

VIENNA, 29 June 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna have convened the opening session of ‘Partnering for ISID: New challenges and opportunities for the UNIDO-Japan cooperation’ to discuss new opportunities to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MSME Day 2021: MSMEs for an inclusive and sustainable recovery

GLOBAL, 28 June 2021 – As micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has joined government leaders, business support organizations and the private sector to celebrate the pivotal role that resilient entrepreneurs play in strengthening the global economy.

Expert Group Meeting on Clean Cooking: Potential for Bioethanol Industries in High impact Countries (23-25 June 2021) concludes with a call for action

VIENNA, 25 June 2021 – A virtual Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Bioethanol and Clean cooking was held from 23 to 25 June 2021, which brought together key policy and decision makers from High Impact Countries and relevant stakeholders in the clean cooking space to identify strategies to develop domestic bioethanol industries and achieve universal access to clean energy for cooking and transport.

UNIDO Director General LI Yong with FAO and UN Habitat co-leads launch Theme Report on Innovation, Technology and Data

VIENNA, 25 June 2021 – As part of the preparation towards the High-level Dialogue on Energy (HLDE), virtual Ministerial Thematic Forums were held from 21 to 25 June 2021, which focused on energy access; energy transition; enabling SDGs through inclusive, just energy transitions;

UNIDO at the European Development Days to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development

BRUSSELS, 15 June 2021 – For the 10th consecutive time, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) contributed to the European Development Days (EDD), which took place on 15-16 June 202

Green Climate Fund and UNIDO agree partnership to bolster climate-resilient industrial development

VIENNA, 28 June 2021 - The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed a partnership agreement, the Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA), that paves the way for UNIDO to submit climate project proposals to the GCF for funding.

UNIDO programmes selected in Second Open Call for SDG Good Practices

In 2019, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) launched a first call for submissions of good practices, success stories and lessons learned by all stakeholders in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

World Food Safety Day in Armenia

AGHVERAN, Armenia, 7 June 2021 – The Food Safety Inspectorate of the Republic of Armenia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)’s Livestock Development in the South of Armenia project, organized a conference to mark World Food Safety Day on 7-8 June 2021.

SADC member states welcome the introduction of new efficient lighting standards

WINDHOEK, 18 June 2021 – Efficient electricity use in homes, businesses and public facilities is one of the fastest and cheapest ways of accelerating sustainable development. The Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances (EELA) project, implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) aims to support the development of vibrant markets for energy efficient lighting and appliances across East and Southern Africa.

World manufacturing: one year of COVID-19

VIENNA, 21 June 2021 – The most recent data, including the first months of 2021, confirm that global manufacturing production continues to recover, following a major drop during the first half of 2020 due to COVID-19. However, the pace of recovery is unequal.

Korea shares experience of electric vehicles and renewable energy with Thailand

BANGKOK, 1 June 2021 – UNIDO is supporting South-East Asian countries in combatting climate change through policy consultation and capacity building in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Global value chains in the aftermath of the pandemic: what role for the G20?

VIENNA, 4 June 2021 – Can embedding inclusive and sustainable transformation at the core of multilateral efforts help ensure that countries benefit from integration in global value chains (GVCs)?

Private Sector Group of the Sahel Alliance mobilizes to support local cotton processing in Burkina Faso

BRUSSELS, 20 May 2021 - The local processing of cotton represents an undisputed potential for the socio-economic development of Burkina Faso. Its local valorization can play a significant role in the fight against poverty, the creation of jobs, and the generation of income for local communities. However, issues related to productivity, sustainability, industrial capacity, and the lack of a legal and institutional framework hinder the development of this promising sector.

4IR transition to prominently feature in PCP Egypt

CAIRO, 8 June 2021 – Within the framework of the recently-signed Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) Egypt, UNIDO organized a webinar on ‘Industry 4.0 in Egypt: Enhancing the Readiness for the Adoption of Industry 4.0’.