RABAT, 26 March 2019 – UNIDO Director General, LI Yong, has travelled to Morocco to open new avenues for collaboration between UNIDO and the Government of Morocco to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development. A Programme for Country Partnership has been signed by UNIDO's Li Yong and Morocco's Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, H.E. Moulay Hafid Elalamy.
SHENZHEN, 26 March 2019 - More than 150 participants took part in GMIS Connect Shenzhen today to gather insights, experiences and knowledge regarding the Fourth Industrial Revolution landscape in China. GMIS Connect Shenzhen featured two expert discussion panels, the first addressing industrial policy, innovation and Industry 4.0, while the latter reflected upon Industry 4.0 as an enabler for achieving the circular economy.
VIENNA, 25 March 2019 – An exhibition highlighting cooperation between Japan and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for African industrial development has opened at the Vienna International Centre. The exhibition showcases UNIDO and Japan cooperation on the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) first held in October 1993, and on the implementation of the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa.

TOKYO, 14 March 2019 – Professors and students of chemical engineering spend countless hours in laboratories, looking into electron microscopes to understand nano-scale reactions. They are surely very much committed to the technical aspect of their work but they are also likely to lose sight of the big picture with regard to why their research is needed and how it could contribute to improving their society.

SAN JOSE, 22 March 2019 – Over 30 representatives of 13 Latin American countries and international experts have gathered to learn and share experiences on e-waste management, from system design to health impacts. The second Expert Meeting on the Effective Management and Disposal of E-waste in Latin America under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants was convened by UNIDO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica and with co-financing from the Global Environment Facility.
CAIRO, 21 March 2019 - More than 100 private sector leaders, national and international policymakers and academics have participated in the latest Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) Connect event.
MOSCOW, 19 March 2019 - Representatives of the Mongolian Association of Leather Industry (MALI) have attended Mos Shoes, the biggest business-to-business footwear exhibition in Russia and Eastern Europe. The exhibition included a forum on the theme, “Development of international cooperation in tanning and shoe sphere”, during which participants discussed the current situation in the world tanning and shoe market, trends and development forecasts of development and the prevailing conditions in international markets.

PARIS/BANGKOK, 12-15 March 2019 – A new report, titled “Integrating Southeast Asian SMEs in global value chains (GVCs): Enabling linkages with foreign investors”, developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), was launched at two high-level events in Paris and Bangkok.

VIENNA, 14 March 2019 – Today, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, met with the Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines Teodoro L. Locsin Jr.

VIENNA, 14 March 2019 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Jorge Alberto Arreaza Montserrat at the Organization’s Headquarters in Vienna to discuss ongoing cooperation in support of inclusive and sustainable industrial development and the achievement of the 2030 Development Agenda.