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UNIDO Director General calls for action at Stockholm+50

STOCKHOLM- Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), participated in Stockholm+50, a crucial international environmental meeting, commemorating the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrating 50 years of global environmental action.

EU-UNIDO projects highlight gender equality as key to climate action

STOCKHOLM - Ensuring that women and girls equally lead, participate in and benefit from environmental action are key priorities for the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Speaking at an event held in connection with the Stockholm+50 conference, three women who participate in EU-UNIDO projects around the world told their stories. 

Eurachem Scientific Workshop On Quality Assurance Of Measurements

VIENNA – Within the framework of its Global Quality and Standards Programme (GQSP), which is funded by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) provided support to the Georgian Laboratory Association (GeLab) by organizing an online scientific workshop from 16 to 18 May 2022.

UNIDO, Sweden, Volvo Group and Epiroc to boost TVET reform and skills development for youth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

KINSHASA -- The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Government of Sweden, Volvo Group and Epiroc are joining forces to stimulate the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) reform in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 

Global Forum on e-waste management explores Circular Electronics

VIENNA – Within the framework of the UNIDO-GEF LAC e-waste project, the United Nations Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations University (UNU) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) organized the third edition of the E-Waste Academy for Managers (EWAM) online, from 23 to 26 May 2022. During the four-day event, which was attended by a total of over 340 participants, a wide range of international experts explored how to enhance decision-making for sustainable e-waste management systems while fostering cooperation at the national, regional and global levels. The event allowed for information, knowledge and experience sharing related to circularity in electronics and e-waste management – from policies to technologies and from gender perspectives to health impacts.

UNIDO’s Greening Industry and the drive towards SDGs achievement in Thailand

BANGKOK, 26 MAY 2022 – Within the framework of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) ‘Greening the Scrap Metal Value Chain through Promotion of BAT/BEP to Reduce U-POPs Release from Recycling Facilities’ project, which is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), a high level visit was organized in partnership with Thailand’s Ministry of Industry for Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and Gita Sabharwal, UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand.

Through the Renewable Energy Innovation Fund (REIF), UNIDO and its partners will support Uruguay´s 2nd energy transition by decarbonizing the transportation and industry sectors

MONTEVIDEO – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women as well as with the Uruguayan Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining, the Ministry of Environment; the National Planning and Budget Office and the National Administration of Power Plants and Electrical Transmissions, launched the Renewable Energy Innovation Fund (REIF), an innovative financing programme to support Uruguay’s second energy transition.

IHEC to launch another green hydrogen flagship programme in Inner Mongolia

Since its inception on 7 July 2021, and with the support of the Government of China and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the International Hydrogen Energy Centre (IHEC) has been promoting the development of hydrogen energy, including through the world's largest demonstration project – jointly led by IHEC and Beijing Sinohytec – of hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles during the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics as more than 850 hydrogen fuel cell buses were used to transport athletes and officials with 9 green hydrogen refueling stations built in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province.

UNIDO, Morocco working together on vocational training and skills

CASABLANCA – Globalization and the transition to a green and digital economy are driving demand for workers with new skills and different types of expertise. UNIDO supports high-quality vocational training delivery and is promoting more public-private partnerships to achieve this.

High-level Cuban delegation visits UNIDO to strengthen cooperation in the framework of the Country Programme (CP) Cuba 2021-2025

VIENNA – A high-level delegation from the Cuban Ministry of Commerce and Foreign Investment (MINCEX) and BioCubaFarma - the Cuban organization of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries – visited the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Headquarters in Vienna from 16 to 19 May 2022.

Sustainable energy for all: UNIDO head says we have the solutions, let’s act now!

KIGALI – “It is urgent that we act on climate change now! Floods, droughts, wildfires and hurricanes are a clear sign. The reports of the IPCC are clear. We need joint action at a higher speed and scale to meet the challenges of our times and avoid a catastrophe in the future,” said Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), addressing the opening plenary on day three of the 2022 Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL) in Kigali, Rwanda.

Gerd Müller named GREEN BRANDS German personality of the year 2021

NUREMBERG - For his many efforts to combat hunger and climate change, and for protecting the environment, Gerd Müller has been named GREEN BRANDS German personality 2021.

UNIDO and Morocco reinforce partnership to drive green industrial development

RABAT – Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), is making an official visit to the Kingdom of Morocco to discuss future cooperation between UNIDO and Morocco.

UNIDO joins the UN global partnership to tackle road safety crisis

GENEVA - The UN Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) is pleased to announce that the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has joined its global partnership to tackle the hard-hitting global road safety crisis we all face today.

Implications of remote conformity assessment for developing countries

VIENNA -  The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is pleased to announce the launch of a publication titled “Remote conformity assessment in a digital world: Opportunities, challenges and implications for developing countries”.

UNIDO launched the Global Quality and Standards Programme country project in Albania

VIENNA-  UNIDO launched the Global Quality and Standards Programme (GQSP) country project together with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Albania and the Embassy of Switzerland in the country last week.

Transforming commitments into action: UNIDO Director General addresses UN-Energy meeting

NEW YORK – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is ready to work with partners to promote energy transition solutions, including the development of green hydrogen to decarbonize critical industries such as steel and cement.

UNIDO and GEF support the Dominican Republic’s first downdraft-type biomass gasification plant integrating Artificial Intelligence

SANTO DOMINGO –  The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), together with the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and LatAm BioEnergy™, a Dominican based renewable energy company, have completed the successful commissioning of the country’s first downdraft-type biomass gasification plant integrating Artificial Intelligence(AI).

Call for expressions of interest in positions on UNIDO’s Independent Oversight Advisory Committee

VIENNA – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is calling for interested candidates to apply for membership of its Independent Oversight Advisory Committee (OAC).

UNIDO Director General meets government of Hungary representatives, discusses strategic cooperation and potential joint initiatives

BUDAPEST – During an official visit, Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), met with government officials in Budapest to discuss avenues for further expanding cooperation between UNIDO and Hungary.