NOUAKCHOTT, 4 July 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Mauritania’s Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Industry jointly launched the UNIDO Country Programme (CP) to stimulate the structural transformation of the national economy and to increase its competitiveness towards its insertion in the global market.

NEW YORK, 13 July 2018 - In small island developing states (SIDS), enhanced access to clean energy can contribute to the increased competitiveness and productivity of key economic sectors such as waste, fisheries, agro-processing, tourism and small-scale manufacturing, transport. Just how to accelerate innovative clean energy value chains was the question debated today by representatives of SIDS, regional organizations and international partners.
NEW YORK, 12 July 2018 - The 32 landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), with a total population of more than 480 million people, face development challenges resulting from their lack of access to the sea and their remoteness and isolation from world markets. Investment in energy infrastructure underpins the ability of LLDCs to structurally transform their economies and boost their trade potential.
SINGAPORE, 12 July 2018 – The Secretariats of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have organized a workshop as part of the Regional Technical Expert Meetings on Mitigation (TEMs-M) and the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action.

BANGKOK, 12 July 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Ministry of Industry’s Office of Industrial Economics (OIE) and the Plastics Institute of Thailand organized a four-day workshop on industrial economic Big Data, which explored tools and indexes to monitor progress on Industry 4.0 in Thailand.

NEW YORK, 10 July 2018 – Together with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and other partners, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has organized a side event at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to explore how information and communication technology (ICT) is transforming and making our societies more resilient.

GUIYANG, 10 July 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) led a plenary titled “Carbon-neutral infrastructure along the Belt and Road: opportunities to promote green growth and mitigate climate change” during the Eco Forum Global, held between 6 and 8 July in Guiyang, China.

ABIDJAN, 6 July, 2018 - The first fifteen Ivorian trainees from Morocco’s Training Academy for Heavy Duty Equipment and Commercial Vehicles (AGEVEC in its original acronym) have received their training certificates in Abidjan during a ceremony which brought together Alexi Ahonzo, Cabinet Director representing Mamadou Touré, State Secretary for Technical Education and Vocational Training; Abdelmalek Kettani, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in Côte d’Ivoire; and Tidiane Boye, UNIDO Representative in Côte d’Ivoire.
PRETORIA, 28 June 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) jointly organized a Symposium on 28 June 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa, to strengthen collaborative partnerships on existing and future programmes.

BANGKOK, 6 July 2018 – Thai policymakers participated in a week-long training on inclusive investments and global value chains (GVCs). They explored the opportunities and challenges for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to reap benefits from Thailand’s increasing participation in global trade and investment flows. The event was organized by the Ministry of Industry’s Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) from 2-6 July 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.