VIENNA, 27 February 2019 – The International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS) has nominated former UNIDO staff member Jakov Buljan for its 2019 Merit Award, which will be announced at the 35th IULTCS Congress in Dresden, Germany, in June 2019.

VIENNA, 27 February 2019 – The rate of global manufacturing growth has slowed, mainly as a consequence of trade and tariff barriers, according to the International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2019 published by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

VIENNA, 26 February 2019 – Foreign investment has huge potential for supporting the integration of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into global value chains (GVCs). It, however, needs to be combined with tailored policies and increased linkages between multinational and domestic firms if it is to lead to inclusive and sustainable growth.
JOHANNESBURG, 19 February 2019 – UNIDO has brought industry and academia experts together for a panel discussion during the 11th Africa Energy Indaba. Focusing on the opportunities and challenges stemming from the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the context of the SDGs, the discussion was another example of UNIDO’s convening function in support of knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation.
ROME, 6 February 2019 – UNIDO ITPO Italy and the Future Food Institute today launched the third edition of the international award contest, "Innovative Ideas and Technologies in Agribusiness”.

CAIRO, 18 February 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), under the framework of The Egyptian Cotton Project, launched the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot in the country to support the Egyptian Cotton branding as part of a renewed drive to increase product sustainability, improve working conditions along the supply chain, and support cotton growers and relevant institutions in paving the way towards the pi

VIENNA, 15 February 2018 – Tackling the challenge of affordable and quality medicine worldwide – and especially in developing countries – was the focus of an interactive conference on 'The safety of pharmaceuticals', organized by UNIDO and Le Cercle (the francophone association of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna), with the support of the Group of Francophone Ambassadors in Vienna (GAF).
LONDON, 18 February, 2019 – Urgent action is needed to protect millions of men, women and children exposed to toxic levels of mercury through gold production every year, according to the backers of a new USD180 million programme to reform the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASGM) sector.
VIENNA, 14 February 2019 – UNIDO and WAIPA launched a 4-module e-learning course on “Impact Investing” on the Knowledge Hub of UNIDO’s Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation (TII).

BOGOTA, 12 February 2019 – To build on its socio-economic progress, Colombia needs to fast track its productive transformation, according to the OECD’s Production Transformation Policy Review (PTPR) of Colombia, released today at a presentation hosted by Colombia’s National Planning Department (DNP).