SHANGHAI, 25 January - WANG Genxiang and WU Yugang, the Director and the Deputy Director of the Global Innovation Center (GIC), visited the Shanghai Additive Manufacturing Association (SAMA) to discuss international cooperation in scientific and technological innovation, and also to set-up a 3D printing demonstration facility within the framework of the UNIDO project “Strengthening the Global Innovation Network on inclusive and sustainable industrial development” in China.

VIENNA, 23 January 2018 — Three development organizations have joined forces to create a new framework defining the key elements of eco-industrial parks, setting up a common understanding of how to promote economic growth, while protecting the environment, workers and the public.

VIENNA, 19 January - The first meeting of the newly-established Independent Audit Advisory Committee (AAC) took place in Vienna at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization Headquarters from 17 to 19 January 2018. The Industrial Development Board (Board) at its forty–fourth session in November 2016 established the AAC as a subsidiary organ to the Board to advise the Board and the Director General on issues within the Audit Committee’s mandate (decision IDB.44/ Dec.4). At its forty-fifth session, the Board appointed the five members of the AAC: Yuko Keicho (Japan), Nikolay V.

STUTTGART, 19 January - Water scarcity has dominated world news in recent days, shedding light on the challenges that many countries face when it comes to managing water resources in a sustainable way. Morocco, like other countries in the Maghreb region, faces this challenge against a backdrop of rapid population growth, urbanization and economic development.

ADDIS ABABA, 9 January 2018 - The project “Improving the Sustainability and Inclusiveness of the Ethiopian Coffee Value Chain through Private and Public Partnership”, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and implemented by UNIDO, represents a productive example of a Public-Private Partnership initiative to support and improve the Ethiopian coffee value chain.

MONTEVIDEO, 3 December 2017 - Representatives of the Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO) and its Advanced Manufacturing Programme have visited Uruguay’s Centre for Mechatronics and Automation Technology (CAIME) to identify ways to collaborate on advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0. The visit is the first activity stemming from the South-South cooperation agreement between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Uruguay.

JOHANNESBURG, 15 January 2018 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in cooperation with the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Regional Laboratory Association (SRLA), has organized a technical training for 11 Southern African National Laboratory Associations (NLAs).

VIENNA, 16 January 2018 - The fourth Global Chemical Leasing award ceremony will take place on 6 November 2018 in Vienna, Austria. It will be part of the Green Chemistry Conference 2018 within the Trio Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) programme, “Smart and Sustainable Europe”, held during Austria’s EU Presidency.

VIENNA, 8 January 2018 – Peter Sutherland, former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for International Migration, has died at the age of 71.

VIENNA, 20 December 2017 - Three product certification bodies (PCBs) in West Africa have obtained international recognition of their competence to certify products vis-à-vis national and international standards, an important step in enhancing the region’s companies’ competitiveness internationally.