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  • The UNIDO and the ISO are pleased to invite you to the launching event of its newest online training: MANAGING INNOVATION IN SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES
    The UNIDO and the ISO are pleased to invite you to the launching event of its newest online training: MANAGING INNOVATION IN SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES

    The importance of innovation is reflected in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Sustainable Development Goal 9 specifically highlights the strong interrelations between industry, innovation and infrastructure, as industry is an important source of innovation, providing the technological solutions for environmentally sound development. Innovation is integral to a country’s performance as a key driver of economic transformation, and for developing countries, in particular. For most organizations, innovation is not an option—it has become key for reaching desired business sustainability within a rapidly changing world.

  • Gerd Müller of Germany chosen as next UNIDO Director General
    Gerd Müller of Germany chosen as next UNIDO Director General

    The Industrial Development Board of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today recommended Gerd Müller of Germany to be the Organization’s next Director General.

  • UNIDO launches the first Creative Hub in Ethiopia to support creative industries and entrepreneurship
    UNIDO launches the first Creative Hub in Ethiopia to support creative industries and entrepreneurship

    The Ethiopian Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoTI), the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), UNIDO and the Federal Small and Medium Manufacturing Industry Promotion Authority (FeSMMIPA) have inaugurated the “Creative Hub Ethiopia”. The Hub has been realized within the framework of the UNIDO project “Phase 2 (Extension) of the Technical Assistance Project for the Up-Grading of the Ethiopian Leather and Leather Products Industry” financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS).

  • GMIS2020 Virtual Summit
    GMIS2020 Virtual Summit

    From 4 to 5 September, the Virtual Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) will reflect on “glocalization: towards inclusive and sustainable value chains” and will engage a high-level roster of policymakers, academics, private sector representatives and more discussing the future of manufacturing.

  • The conference “Women in Industry and Innovation” will take place on July 15 - 17
    The conference “Women in Industry and Innovation” will take place on July 15 - 17

    The conference “Women in Industry and Innovation” will gather government representatives, private sector actors, experts, entrepreneurs, researchers and other relevant stakeholders, in an effort to promote the development of an inclusive and sustainable environment for the economic empowerment of women.

  • Second GMIS focuses on nature-inspired
    Second GMIS focuses on nature-inspired

    In its second edition, the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) – a joint initiative of the Ministry of Energy and Industry of the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) – was inaugurated today by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

  • What does Digital Compliance mean?
    What does Digital Compliance mean?

    Virus attacks as NotPetya and WannaCry led to large-scale disruptions of companies’ activities and large losses for businesses around the world. And we can note a tendency towards an increasing number of such cases. Other challenges of the digital economy are tied up with risks of human rights violations and other non-financial risks (consumer protection, labor rights, competition, etc.). This is due to the fact that people do not systematically take into account the effects of digital technology.

  • The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Fund OTWINTA will present the start-up platform at the GMIS-2019
    The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Fund OTWINTA will present the start-up platform at the GMIS-2019

    On the 9th June 2019 the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit will take place in Ekatirinbug and will last for 3 days. A start-up platform will be exposed for young professionals by the co-chairs of the Summit the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the organisers of the Summit – the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation, the Administration of Sverdlovskaya oblast, the Russian Export Centre and the Fund OTWINTA.

  • Russian investment forum concluded in Sochi
    Russian investment forum concluded in Sochi

    From 15 to 16 February 2018 the Russian Investment Forum took place in Sochi. The annual event gathered more than 6100 participants, including the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, Governors of Russian regions, major Russian and foreign companies, representatives of business and scientific community from more than 60 countries. The Forum, organized in Sochi since 2002, was once again dedicated to opportunities for development of Russian economic potential, attraction of investment, and seeking solutions to most urgent problems faced by the State and business.

  • 17th Session of the General Conference
    17th Session of the General Conference

    Now, more than ever, inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) is central to global development and is playing an important role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This is reflected most prominently in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure, but also in the targets underpinning the other 16 SDGs.