TRIESTE, 15 November 2018 – Representatives of Italy’s private sector, academia and the regional government have gathered to discuss innovation, competitiveness and Industry 4.0 under the aegis of GMIS.

TORIT COUNTY, South Sudan, 15 November 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Great Ruaha Drilling (SS) company have organized trainings in the Torit County of South Sudan to help ensure sustainable food security through enhanced capacity to provide access to water for communities. Thirty members of the water management committee and 14 pump mechanics received training on the maintenance and repair of boreholes.

MEXICO CITY, 7 November 2018 – The Industrial Development Report 2018 (IDR 2018), which focuses on the importance of demand as a driver of industrial development, was presented today as part of the International Seminar LALICS 2018 at the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) in Mexico City.

GREATER BAHR EL GHAZAL REGION, 15 November 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization is providing meat processors with new skills and tools to help improve food security and the income of the rural population in the Greater Bahr El Ghazal region of South Sudan.

PARIS, 16 November 2018 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) joined the global metrology community at the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures where measurement scientists from more than 60 countries came together to vote on the redefinition of the International System of Units (SI), changing the world's definition of the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin and the mole. This is the most significant change to the SI since its creation in 1960.

VIENNA, 15 November 2018 – The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are co-hosting the EIB's annual Africa Day on 22 November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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.