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).

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.