Shanghai, 6 November 2018 – “Better Trade for Better Life: Quality Infrastructure Facilitates Trade and Sustainable Development” was the focus of an event co-organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) of the People’s Republic of China, which took place back-to-back with the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai.

SHANGHAI, 5 November 2018 - Opportunities presented by the new technological revolution and how to seize them was the focus of a parallel session on trade and innovation held today during the Hongqiao International Economy and Trade Forum (HIETF). The HIETF, which was organized by China’s Ministry of Commerce with the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), brought together over 2,000 participants from almost 130 countries that represented academia, international organizations and the private sector.

SHANGHAI, 6 November 2018 – Speaking on behalf of UNIDO Director General LI Yong, Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento, Director of UNIDO’s Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation, opened the Second Global Science and Technology Innovation Conference, which was held concurrently to the Second International Technology Park Expo.

SHANGHAI, 5 November 2018 – The China International Import Expo (CIIE) kicked off today in Shanghai. The Expo will run until 10 November 2018 with the participation of 20 heads of state and government, 300 government officials at minister and vice minister level, high-level representatives of United Nations and other international organizations as well as leading enterprises from over 130 countries. In total, more than 100 supporting activities will be held over the next days.

TOKYO, 28 September 2018 - With the support of the Government of Japan, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) initiated an intercultural exchange between stakeholders from the Liberian wood industry value chain and relevant Japanese institutions and companies from Tokyo and Takayama of the Gifu Prefecture.

SHANGHAI, 30 October 2018 – The global importance of green technologies and innovation in achieving the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development was at the forefront of the Green Technology Bank Summit Forum, which concluded today in Shanghai, China.

GENEVA, 25 October 2018 – Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is essential for Africa’s industrialization: it brings improved know-how, modern technology, and access to international markets; however, it needs to be targeted and complemented by tailored strategies and policies to lead to inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID).

PHNOM PENH, 30 October 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Cambodia’s ministries of Industry and Handicraft (MIH) and of Environment (MoE) today launched a project to foster low carbon development for productivity and climate adaptation through the Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technology (TEST) methodology.

TOKYO, 26 October 2018 – UNIDO’s Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) in Tokyo continues to foster international engagement towards TICAD7 as it hosted a very well attended multi-stakeholder dialogue on the “Africa and TICAD7” cooperation.

Windhoek, 24 October 2018 - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) was inaugurated today in Windhoek, with several high-level interventions by ministers and deputy ministers responsible for Energy of Botswana, Mauritius Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, SADC Secretariat, the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).