3 June 2020 – The 58th Council Meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) was held for the first time virtually, gathering participants from the GEF’s 183 member countries located in 17 different time zones. During its first day, two major decisions were taken: Council approved a Work Programme amounting to US$645.4 million in 63 projects and five programmes in various focal areas of the GEF.
VIENNA, 3 June 2020 - World manufacturing output registered a sharp decline in the first quarter of 2020. This decline is attributable to China’s lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, as well as ongoing uncertainties due to restrictions on trade between the US and China and the so-called Brexit.
VIENNA, 3 June 2020 – Registration is now open for the Global Call for “Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond”, promoted by the UNIDO and organized by its global network of Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPOs).
VIENNA, 3 June - The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) 2020 Virtual Edition will consist of a series of online webinars taking place weekly, starting from 30 June, culminating in a two-day Virtual Summit, to take place from 4-5 September 2020.

VIENNA/QUEBEC CITY, 29 May 2020 – A scientific roundtable, organized through a webinar, gathered food regulators and representatives of the food production sector from Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East.

VIENNA, 26 May 2020- Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento, Director at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has participated in a webinar entitled “Economic Transition into the ‘New Normal’: How can International Organizations help European Economies Bounce Back?”

VIENNA, 26 May 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published its position paper on the COVID-19 response. Responding to the Crisis. Building a Better Future outlines UNIDO’s approach over the next 12 to 18 months.

VIENNA, 19 May 2020 - Amidst escalating global uncertainty and the spectre of socio-economic upheaval brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Japan is providing nearly US$4m to help the transfer of Japanese technology to developing countries, with a view to strengthening their capacity to cope with the crisis.

BEIRUT, 20 May 2020 – Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Lebanon, represented by H.E. Dr. Imad Hoballah, Minister of Industry, UNIDO has launched safety guidelines developed for the industrial sector.
VIENNA, 20 May 2020 – On the occasion of World Metrology Day on 20 May, UNIDO has published insights on the relevance of quality, standards and testing in the fight against COVID-19. Quality control, standards and metrology play a particularly important role in mitigating the negative effects of the global pandemic.