BONN, 2 March 2018 - An international business and investment forum on “Mobilizing investment, technology and partnership opportunities for Africa’s pharmaceutical industry” gathered some 70 participants at the UN Campus in Bonn from 1 - 2 March.

The forum offered a platform for African pharmaceutical manufacturers, who have been part of a United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)-supported mentoring process, to explore partnership opportunities with German pharmaceutical companies and potential investors.

VIENNA/TOKYO, 2 March 2018 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Morocco have stepped up their collaboration in the field of renewable energy through the signing of a contract with Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.  to design and install Vanadium Flow Battery (VFB) technology as an innovative Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).

DAR ES SALAAM, 27 February 2018 - LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will make an official visit to the United Republic of Tanzania from 7 to 9 March 2018. During his visit, he is expected to sign a joint declaration to strengthen the cooperation between the United Republic of Tanzania and UNIDO to support the implementation of the Country´s Development Vision 2025; the Zanzibar Vision 2020; the Sustainable Industrial Development Plan, and its Integrated Industrial Development Strategy 2025 (IIDS 2025).

AMMAN, 27 February 2018 – One of the most advanced refrigeration systems for supermarkets using CO2 as refrigerant was inaugurated in Jordan today. The official ceremony to unveil the new refrigeration system took place today at the Al Salam supermarket in Amman in the presence of the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Environment, Ahmad Al Qatarneh, representing the Minister of Environment, Nayef Al Fayez.

VIENNA, 23 February – The Republic of Belarus has expressed its interest in developing its cooperation with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) during a meeting between the Chairman of the Council of the Republic, Mikhail Myasnikovich, and UNIDO Deputy to the Director General, Hiroshi Kuniyoshi.

VIENNA, 23 February 2018 - Global manufacturing is showing clear signs of recovery following the recession observed in recent years. World manufacturing value added (MVA) rose by 3.5 percent in 2017, the highest rate in last seven years, according to The International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2018 released by the United Nations Industrial Development Organizations (UNIDO).

JOHANNESBURG, 22 February 2018 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has hosted a public dialogue on Industry 4.0 attended by over 100 delegates at the 2018 Africa Energy Indaba in Johannesburg. The topic was introduced by a panel consisting of senior representatives from key South African government departments, the private sector, and the South African Development Community (SADC).

GENEVA, 22 February 2018 – Three new publications to inform policymakers, researchers and practitioners about the logic and theories behind green industrial policies and the instruments available are being launched today.

BAMAKO, 19 February 2018 – Africa is facing a growing crisis of water scarcity. Phenomena such as climate change, sustained demographic growth, rapid urbanization and industrialization all place pressure on governments to adopt more sustainable water management practices and plans.

ABUJA, 20 February 2018 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is supporting the establishment of a world-class automotive industrial park in Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria, under the auspices of Okechukwu Enelamah, Federal Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, in line with Nigeria’s Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP).