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.

VIENNA, 12 December 2017 - The Vienna-based organizations, in collaboration with the Government of Austria, are improving the environmental performance of the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

BRASILIA, 19 December 2017 – Ethiopia’s Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Eyasu Abreha, has met Brazil’s Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Eumar Roberto Novack, to discuss cooperation in the areas of productivity, the management of acid soils and research and development in coffee production in Ethiopia.

MONTREAL, 23 November 2017 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has won an award for its extraordinary work implementing projects to phase out methyl bromide, a highly toxic gas once used extensively in agro-industry to control a wide variety of pests.

ACCRA, 14 December 2017 – The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) today launched a national digital market hub, designed to support and guide local exporters and investors in their business interactions with accredited and registered companies licensed to engage in exports.

PARIS, 12 December 2017 – On the second anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the French President, Emmanuel Macron, the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and World Bank President, Jim Yong King, invited over 50 Heads of States and Governments, as well as 4,000 participants representing the private sector, civil society and academia, to discuss climate action and announce real commitments.
CHISINAU, 8 December 2017 - Twelve projects focused on using and promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency received awards at Moldova’s Eco-Energetica Awards Ceremony this year. The seventh edition of the Moldova-Eco Energetica Gala was attended by over 400 guests, representatives of the Moldovan government, ministers, ambassadors, and representatives of international organizations, the private sector, academia and civil society.

VIENNA, 8 December 2017 - Procurement data is now available online via UNIDO’s interactive Open Data Platform, which provides details on supplier countries and their goods and services.

The innovation to the platform was launched by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) during its 17th General Conference. The initiative makes procurement data and information on procurement projects more readily accessible to Member States and the public.

BISHKEK, 7 December  2017 – The steering committee of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) “Linking the tourism industry to productive activities in the Issyk-Kul region of the Kyrgyz Republic” project met in the capital city of the Kyrgyz Republic today.