VIENNA, 27 November - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Swiss Confederation signed the Global Quality and Standards Programme (GQSP) during the 17th session of the General Conference. This comes as a result of extensive consultations with the Governments of the priority countries, key stakeholders and development partners. The President of the Swiss Confederation, Doris Leuthard, and the Vice-Minister of SMEs and Industry of the Ministry of Production of Peru, Marco Velarde Bravo, were present at the Conference, as well as the Director General of UNIDO, LI Yong.
VIENNA, 05 December 2017 – High-level delegations from the Chinese business sector, including the Huajian Group, the Alibaba Group, Huawei Technologies, the Chongqing Lifan Group and the Chongqing Sansheng Group, discussed partnership opportunities with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), including within the framework of the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP), on the occasion of the Organization’s 17th General Conference held in Vienna, Austria.
VIENNA, 15 August 2017 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Huajian Group today agreed to work together to promote vocational and technical education and training in Africa. The agreement follows the China-based Group’s visit to UNIDO on 15 August to discuss partnership opportunities within the framework of UNIDO’s innovative multi-stakeholder partnership model, the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP), and in support of the implementation of the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III).
LIMA, 25 May 2017 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), together with the University Pacífico, the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) and non-governmental organization, Grupo GEA, have hosted an international conference on sustainable industrial parks.
ADDIS ABABA, 10 April 2017 – Ethiopia, China and UNIDO have agreed today to strengthen collaboration on investment promotion, industrial park development – including the Adam Industrial Park – and the upgrading of technical and vocational education. In the framework of Ethiopia’s Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) signed with UNIDO, this agreement will contribute to the Government’s objective of attaining middle-income status by 2025.
PHNOM PENH, 6 April 2017 – Ways to reinforce the partnership between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Cambodia to further advance the country’s inclusive and sustainable industrial development were discussed today between UNIDO Director General LI Yong and Samdach Prime Minister Hun Sen.
VIENNA, 31 March 2017 – LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) met today with a delegation from the World Bank led by Hartwig Schafer, Vice President of Operations Policy and Country Services. They discussed the next steps in operationalizing the cooperation between the two agencies.
VIENNA, 20 March 2017 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the World Bank today held a joint workshop at UNIDO’s headquarters focusing on operationalizing partnership commitments between the two entities.
LIMA, 17 March 2017 – The results of a comprehensive evaluation of 20 public innovation and technology centres (CITEs), conducted by UNIDO within the framework of the Programme for Country Partnership for Peru, were presented to the public and private sector at a workshop in Lima on 17 March.
YIRGALEM, Ethiopia, 15 March 2017 – Ethiopia yesterday inaugurated the third integrated agro-industrial park (IAIP) being developed within the framework of the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for Ethiopia
VIENNA, 3 March 2017 – A delegation from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Mechanization Sciences led by President WANG Bo met with Director General LI Yong to explore possible areas of cooperation in agribusiness and agro-industry development, in particular within the framework of UNIDO’s Programme for Country Partnership for Ethiopia. A workshop was also held to allow both entities to gain a better understanding of their respective areas of expertise.
VIENNA, 10 February 2017 – A delegation from the Bank of China (BOC) led by Executive Vice-President LIU Qiang met today with LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna to explore joint activities and discuss partnership modalities, with a particular focus on supporting the growth of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
VIENNA, 5 December 2016 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the World Bank today signed an agreement to make it easier for World Bank borrowers to access UNIDO expertise.
CALLAO, 20-25 November 2016 - Three workshops were organized by UNIDO, together with Peru’s Ministry of Production and Ministry of Environment, to present a Global Environment Facility-funded project on sustainable industrial zone development, a key component of the Programme for Country Partnership for Peru. The project aims to increase productive capacity in the industrial zone of Callao, while ensuring social and environmental sustainability.
VIENNA, 21 November 2016 – Multi-stakeholder partnerships involving development finance institutions (DFIs) and the private sector play the key role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. This was emphasized by participants of a high-level panel discussion held today in Vienna as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
VIENNA, 21 November 2016 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Bank of China Limited will join forces in promoting inclusive and sustainable industrial development and work towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
DAKAR, 15 November 2016 – The Fifth Forum on Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development, co-organized by the Government of Senegal and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), concluded today.
DAKAR, 3 November 2016 – The Government of Senegal today held a launching ceremony announcing it will host the fifth Forum on Inclusive and
On 29 September, the Minister of Production, Bruno Giuffra and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ricardo Luna, hosted the official launch of
UNIDO and the National Institute of Quality (INACAL) of Peru jointly hosted a three-day workshop on fostering a national culture of quality.
Innovation and Technology Centres (CITEs) were the focus of a UNIDO mission to Peru from 24 May to 10 June.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 5 October 2016 – Ethiopia has become a magnet for a range of investors in the country's manufacturing sector, attracting billions of dollars in the last years.
ULSAN, Republic of Korea, 1 July 2016 – How to advance green industry in the context of sustainable cities was the theme of the fourth Green Industry Conference that took place in Ulsan, Republic of Korea, from 28 to 30 June.
ULSAN, Republic of Korea, 28 June 2016 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the National Research Council of Science and Technology (NST) of the Republic of Korea will work together to establish and expand scientific and technological research cooperation in the field of science and technology.
ULSAN, Republic of Korea, 28 June 2016 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP) will join forces to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development, with a special focus on cleaner production and resource efficiency.
ULSAN, Republic of Korea, 28 June 2016 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the University of Ulsan will enhance their past successful cooperation in the area of inclusive and sustainable industrial development, with a particular focus on eco-industrial park development and eco-friendly urbanization.
By 2030, the world is expected to require 40 per cent more water and 50 per cent more energy. Population growth, changing lifestyles and climate change will place increasing pressure on the environment, particularly on the water, energy and food nexus. One sector that touches all three of these areas is the brewing industry.
The National Technical Task Force of the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for Ethiopia has approved a UNIDO institutional capacity-building project to be implemented within the framework of the PCP. The three-year project has an estimated budget of $ US 1.5 million.
Titled “Innovative, Inclusive and Sustainable Industry for Smart Cities”, the fourth Green Industry Conference (GIC) will take place from 28 to 30 June 2016, in Ulsan, Republic of Korea.
Programme formulation and partnership mobilization was the focus of a week-long UNIDO mission to Peru end of January.
A high profile meeting chaired by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia was concluded on 8 February 2016 in Addis Ababa to launch the implementation phase of the integrated agro-industrial parks (IAIPs).
Green Industry Assessments for the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) have been completed by UNIDO in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Peru and Senegal. The assessments examine the role of industry in enabling the transition to a green economy. They also provide an analysis of current industrial patterns, relevant planning and policy regimes, and include recommendations for governments on how to support the transition to green industrial production. PAGE is a joint initiative by UNIDO, ILO, UNDP, UNEP and UNITAR that supports countries in developing and implementing green economy strategies.
The fourth Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Forum that ended today in Vienna focused on ways the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) can contribute to advancing industry, infrastructure and innovation in the context of Sustainable Development Goal 9.
At the opening speech of the sixteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference, Director General LI Yong announced the expansion of UNIDO’s flagship Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) to Peru.
A new platform launched this week by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as part of its transparency initiative provides details on all ongoing programmes and projects.
Inclusive and sustainable industrial development lies at the core of UNIDO's mandate, it is one of the main drivers for sustainable development and will be crucial for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
High-level government officials, private sector representatives from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and representatives from 50 companies from around the world met at a business cocktail, organized by UNIDO on the evening of 26 November 2015, the first day of the LDC Ministerial Conference, to discuss shared interests and opportunities for growth in Africa.
Preparations are underway for the first International Agro-Industry Investment Forum in Addis Ababa, to be held in 5-7 October 2016, as part of the UNIDO Programme for Country Partnership for Ethiopia. More than 200 investment profiles and ten green field investment projects are being prepared by UNIDO for presentation to international and local investors. The event is being co-organized by the Government of Ethiopia and UNIDO.
On 18 November, a pre-investment forum was held in Addis Ababa to announce the date of the first of its kind International Agro-Industry Investment Forum. Co-organized by the Government of Ethiopia and UNIDO, the event will be held 5-7 October 2016 in Addis Ababa on the theme of “Unleashing Ethiopia's investment potential”.
The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly.
Multi-stakeholder partnerships for mobilizing financing for industrial infrastructure and industrial projects, ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises to international large-scale investments, were the focus of an international event that took place in the Ethiopian capital today.
The Third ISID Forum will be held as a side event to the third International Conference on Financing for Development and is co-organized with the Governments of Ethiopia and Senegal, and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the China Development Bank (CDB) will jointly promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development in developing countries located along the Silk Road Economic Belt and Maritime Silk Road, as well as in Africa, including in Ethiopia and Senegal, which are part of UNIDO’s Progammes for Country Partnership.
A delegation from the European Investment Bank (EIB) met with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) at its Vienna headquarters to explore areas of cooperation and discuss partnership modalities.
Participants at the 20th annual World Investment Conference, a flagship event of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), which ended in Milan today, voiced support for inclusive and sustainable industrialization.
UNIDO and China Eximbank enhance cooperation to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
During his official visit to China, Director General Li Yong was received by Li Keqiang, Premier of China, who reiterated China’s commitment to collaborating with UNIDO to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development for mutual benefits and win-win results.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized a study tour for Ethiopian government officials to Southeast Asia.
Senegal officially announces the launch of the Programme for Country Partnership on the 20th of April 2015.
The Director General visits Ethiopia to discuss progress of the Programme for Country Partnership.
Heineken and UNIDO announce partnership to support sustainability in developing markets.