DAKAR, 13 November 2018 - With youth unemployment in sub-Saharan Africa reaching over 11 million and a further 69% of young people identifying as the ‘working poor’, key public and private sector stakeholders have outlined a plan to tackle the challenges faced by youth in the region through fostering pro-employment growth.

ISPRA, Italy, 9 November 2018 – The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Ispra today convened a community of practice meeting to explore recent advances in the field of composite indicators and scoreboards, which serve to shape policies and monitor progress in areas such as competitiveness, technological change, access to finance and sustainability.

PRETORIA, 8 November 2018 - The South African Quality Institute (SAQI) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have hosted a joint event to celebrate World Quality Day.

PARIS, 11 November 2018 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, today joined more than 60 heads of state for the opening of the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum, which aims to strengthen international cooperation to tackle global challenges and ensure durable peace.

Blantyre, Malawi, 7 November 2018 - The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has obtained the accreditation of its testing laboratories through the technical assistance provided by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under the EU-funded “Development of a Robust Standardization, Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Metrology Infrastructure (SQAM)” Project.

BALI, 8 November 2018 – Organized by the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the first Regional Conference on Industrial Development opened today, with a focus on the evolving concept of Industry 4.0 and its impact on developing countries.

LUSAKA, 6 November 2018 – The 8th “Hydropower for Today” Forum, which opened today in Zambia’s capital, explored opportunities related to hydropower for productive and business activities targeting eastern and southern African countries.

VIENNA, 6 November 2018 - In partnership with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism (BMNT), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the German Environment Agency (UBA), the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), UNIDO brought together more than 150 participants from governments, institutions and enterprises as well as leading Chemical Leasing experts to highlight the importance of Chemical Leasing and the need to support policy

LJUBLJANA, 31 October 2018 – A delegation from the Kyrgyz Republic took part in a one-week study tour to Slovenia, which was organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic development and technology of Slovenia, and which took place within the framework of the project in the Issyk-Kul region financed by the Russian Federation.

PARIS, 26 October 2018 - The International Trade Centre (ITC) has given its World Trade Promotion Organization (WTPO) Award for Best Digital Innovation to the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), which established a digital market hub with the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).