BRUSSELS, 11 February 2021 - The Sahel countries - Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad - face many challenges, including chronic insecurity, rising extremism, a lack of economic prospects, and poor access to education, employment and essential services, such as water and electricity.

VIENNA, 9 February 2021 – As part of the Global Quality and Standards Programme (GQSP) designed to encourage systematic trade development along specific value chains, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) will support Costa Rica in achieving compliance with the European Union regulations and quality standards.

BURE,  Ethiopia, 7 February 2021 – Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, has inaugurated the Bure Integrated Agro-Industrial Park (IAIP) in Amhara State.

VIENNA, 4 February 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has released a new publication on the Organization’s work in the area of South-South and triangular industrial cooperation (SSTIC).

VIENNA, 2 February 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has organized the first peer learning session on the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for high-level representatives of current PCP countries and those interested in the PCP model.

HAARLEM, The Netherlands, 28 January 2021 – Did you know that the seafood sector supports the livelihoods of 13% of the world’s population? As seafood production increases to meet rising global demand, so have concerns over the environmental, economic and social impact of production worldwide.

BRUSSELS, 13 January 2021 - The Brussels Liaison Office of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in partnership with the United Nations Association (APNU) in Belgium, organized a webinar on industry facing the challenge of the energy and climate transition (view the webinar, in French, here).

VIENNA, 12 January 2021 - The upscaling of digital technologies presents a host of opportunities for small island developing states (SIDS) to diversify their economies, boost manufacturing, gain greater access to global value chains, and improve disaster preparedness. However, significant obstacles remain, including inadequate digital infrastructure, insufficient training opportunities for women and young people, a growing digital divide, and a lack of data and policy knowledge.

VIENNA, 22 December 2020 – LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Jamshid Kuchkarov, Minister of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan, have signed a Joint Declaration for an initial period of four years.  

VIENNA, 18 December 2020 - In the midst of the global pandemic, the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MLF) has successfully organized two intersessional approval processes to ensure continued funding for developing countries to meet their obligations under the Montreal Protocol.