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UNIDO at COP26: industrial development and climate change

GLASGOW, 16 November 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization sent a delegation of four women and three men to the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference to deliver important messages about the role of industry in saving the planet and its people from global warming.

UNIDO and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste partner to scale circular solutions to plastic waste

VIENNA, 16 November 2021 – A cooperation framework for jointly tackling global plastic waste using circular economy approaches was signed today by LI Yong, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Jacob Duer, President and CEO of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance).

UNIDO and Armenia strengthen partnership with the signing of the Country Programme 2022-2026

YEREVAN, 16 November 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Armenia have signed a Country Programme (CP) for inclusive and sustainable industrial development in Armenia 2022-2026.

Egypt: UNIDO and Switzerland fostering inclusive green growth

CAIRO, 11 November 2021 - UNIDO and the Government of Switzerland solidified their fruitful partnership with a visit to the Inclusive Green Growth in Egypt (IGGE) project’s counterparts and beneficiaries in the Luxor and Qena governorates in Upper Egypt.

UNIDO and The Gambia strengthen cooperation with a new Country Programme framework

BANJUL, 12 November 2021 – UNIDO and the Government of The Gambia have signed a Country Programme (CP) providing a practical guide for UNIDO’s interventions in The Gambia over the next five-year period.

Experts make recommendations for the development of the International Hydrogen Energy Centre

VIENNA, 10 November 2021 – First Expert Group Meeting makes recommendations for the focus areas for the IHEC’s work

World’s largest steel and concrete buyers make game-changing push for greener solutions

GLASGOW, 9 November 2021 – The governments of the United Kingdom (UK), India, Germany and Canada, under the new Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI), today announced a pledge that sends a clear message to heavy industry – “If you make low-carbon steel and concrete, we’ll buy it”.

UNIDO Global Call 2021 - winners announced

REMSCHEID, 26 October 2021 – Four winners have been announced at the UNIDO Global Call 2021 Award Ceremony. The awards for innovative solutions in cleantech and sustainable land management were announced in a live ceremony after almost 300 applications from 71 countries were reviewed by an expert jury.

UNIDO and the China International Development Cooperation Agency to strengthen South-South and triangular cooperation

VIENNA, 28 October 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) intend to strengthen South-South and triangular cooperation for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries and in the framework of China’s new Global Development Initiative.

UNIDO Director General's statement on the G20 Rome Summit

ROME, 31 October 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization has congratulated the G20 leaders on the adoption of the G20 Rome Leaders' Declaration, in which they affirmed their commitment to accelerate progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Declaration also affirms the Group’s support for a sustainable, inclusive and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 crisis across the globe.

UNIDO and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) conclude relationship agreement

VIENNA/BEIJING, 28 October 2021 – UNIDO and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) have concluded a relationship agreement to promote bamboo and rattan industry development.

Uruguay Circular Awards 2021

MONTEVIDEO, 27 October 2021 - The winners of the third Uruguay Circular Awards have been announced. Six awards and five mentions were given to recognize efforts to integrate circular economy processes in different areas of Uruguay's industry and society. The initiative is promoted by the United Nations Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Uruguay Programme, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM), the National Development Agency (ANDE) and UNIDO.

Using nature in infrastructure projects could save US$248bn per year—study

GENEVA, 25 October 2021 - New UNIDO-backed Resource Centre launches ahead of COP26 to build business case for natural solutions to infrastructure challenges.

A Partnership of Respect - a photo exhibition by UNIDO, EU and UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador Elisabetta Lattanzio Illy at Dubai Expo

BRUSSELS, 23-25 October 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the European Union (EU) organized a photo exhibition at 2020 Dubai Universal Exposition (UAE), at the Austria Pavilion – O

Brands for change: mainstreaming the value of brands for a more sustainable and innovative world economy in the post-pandemic period

VIENNA, 19 October 2021 - A brand is a name, term, design, symbol or any other feature that gives a product, service or concept an identity and distinguishes it from others on the market.

UNIDO marks International E-waste Day across Latin America and the Caribbean

VIENNA, 15 October 2021 - As record quantities of electronic waste continue to be generated globally, UNIDO has contributed to tackling the problem by developing a wide range of activities to celebrate International E-waste Day (IEWD) 2021 in 13 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean.

UNIDO and Cuba strengthen cooperation with a new Country Programme framework

VIENNA, 14 October 2021 – ZOU Ciyong, Managing Director of the Directorate of Programme, Partnerships and Field Coordination, and Director of the Department of Regional and Field Coordination of UNIDO and Soraya Alvarez Nuñez, Cuba’s Charge d’Affaires a.i., have signed the Country Programme Cuba 2021-2025.

Multi-stakeholder global dialogue on emerging opportunities for women in the digital age at the third Eurasian Women’s Forum

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SAINT PETERSBURG, 14 October 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized a series of webinars and an on-site panel discussion within the framework of the third Eurasian Women’s Forum held on 13-15 October 2021 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Standards & Digital Transformation – Good Governance in a Digital Age

VIENNA, 14 October 2021 - In celebration of World Standards Day 2021, celebrated on 14 October every year, UNIDO is pleased to announce the launch of a brochure, “Standards and Digital Transformation: Good Governance in the Digital Age”.

Reducing industrial pollution in the Niger River Basin

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The Niger River is the third-longest river in Africa, running for 4,180 km (2,600 miles) from its source in south-eastern Guinea, through Mali, Niger and Nigeria, before discharging via the Niger Delta into the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. Tributaries that run through a further five countries feed into the mighty Niger.