VIENNA, 3 September - A high-level audience of international policymakers, private sector leaders, renowned academics and civil society representatives are addressing “glocalization: towards inclusive and sustainable value chains” during the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation (GMIS) 2020 Virtual Summit taking place online from 4- 5 September.

BOGOTA, 1 September 2020 – Guide for Investors: Colombian Automotive Industry has been published by ProColombia, the Colombian government’s agency charged with promoting domestic and foreign investments and exports, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

VIENNA, 1 September 2020 - Industrial development and industrialization can help the world recover from the COVID-19 pandemic by getting economies and livelihoods quickly back on their feet. But, more than this, industry can be key to building back better, to safeguarding prosperity for the long term.
VIENNA, 28 August 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has had lasting impacts on livelihoods, halted international economic activities and has resulted in the global manufacturing sectors output declining by 6.0 percent in the first quarter of 2020.  However, the crisis has afforded the international community an opportunity to accelerate progress towards collaborative solutions to development issues through increased digitalization.
VIENNA, 25 August 2020 - In May 2020, Latin America and the Caribbean became the epicenter of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the number of positive cases and deaths related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to grow at a fast pace. The severity of the health crisis is exacerbated by the structural problems that characterize the region in areas such as health, social and economic inequality, political strife, violence and insecurity, as well as environmental degradation. The outbreak of COVID-19 threatens to reverse economic and social progress achieved in the region over the last decade; moreover, it compromises prospects of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
26 August 2020 - The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the world’s largest dedicated fund helping developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and enhance their ability to respond to climate change. The recently concluded GCF Board meeting - held virtually for the first time - has approved the application by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to become an Accredited Entity, allowing the organization access to funding for projects.

ACCRA, 12 August 2020 - As part of UNIDO’s efforts to promote industry 4.0 and modern smart technology, a virtual assessment has taken place and remote support has been provided to the Ghanaian government’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) Cosmetic Laboratory.

VIENNA, 18 August —The United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s  ITP Network has convened an expert panel to discuss “Exploring the Future of Manufacturing and Industries: Industry 4.0’s Potential in Advancing the Attainment of the SDGs and Shaping Society 5.0”. The panel discussion was part of the GMIS Digital Series of online webinar discussions on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, foreshadowing the GMIS 2020 Virtual Summit taking place on 4 and 5 September.

BONN, 11 August 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, concerns over ensuring food security have been voiced in many countries around the world. While the crisis has immediate effects on food and agricultural supply chains, the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not limited to short-term disruptions in supply and demand.

VIENNA, 31 July 2020 — The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a $2 million grant for a new venture in partnership with the MAVA Foundation, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which aims to increase investment in nature-based infrastructure that can help cities and countries adapt to the impacts of climate change.