VIENNA, 19 October 2018 – “Partnerships can be seen as the connective tissue across the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Angus Rennie, UN Global Compact Senior Manager of UN Relations and Partnerships, who was a guest speaker during the three days of partnership acceleration workshops organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

YOKOHAMA, 23 October 2018 – In his speech during the Grand Finale of the World Circular Economy Forum, which was jointly organized by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, UNIDO Deputy to the Director General Hiroshi Kuniyoshi called for a globally coherent approach to Circular Economy.

PANAMA CITY, 18 October 2018 The two-day International Conference on challenges and opportunities related to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9 in Latin America and the Caribbean concluded today with an agreement to establish the LAC SDG 9 Accelerator, a platform to accelerate the implementation of SDG9 in the region through private-public-partnerships (PPPs), south-south cooperation, networking and alliances.

MINSK, 17 October 2018 The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized the “From Lean Management to Industry 4.0” conference, which took place in Minsk, Belarus, from 17 to 18 October 2018.

ACCRA, 17 October 2018 – The Trade Capacity Building Programme for Ghana today celebrated 10 years of activities aimed at developing a comprehensive quality infrastructure system in the country in view of improving sustainable value chains for exports from Ghana.

VIENNA, 22 October 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has received two certificates of achievement for its work to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment under the UN System-wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-SWAP). 

BRUSSELS, 17 October 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Representative to the European Union (EU), Patrick J. Gilabert, today signed an agreement with the United Nations Secretary-General’s representative to the EU, Barbara Pesce-Monteiro, to officialize the UNIDO Brussels office’s move to the new One UN House in the city.

VIENNA, 19 October 2018 – China will host the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) from November 5 to 10, 2018, in Shanghai, in cooperation with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and other international organizations.

KABUL, 4 October 2018 – An important milestone has been reached today in a United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) project in Afghanistan focusing on the phase out of ozone-depleting substances – hydro-chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) – in the country, as two key stakeholders signed an agreement which will facilitate the training of thousands of technicians working in the refrigerator and air conditioner services sector on how to handle climate friendly but flammable substances.

XI'AN, 17 October 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) introduced its “safe leather” approach at the 11th Asian International Conference of Leather Science and Technology (AICSLT) organized by the Shaanxi University of Science and Technology and hosted by the China Leather Industry Association.