- New UNIDO gender mainstreaming guide launched
With the financial support of the Government of Finland, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has launched its new “UNIDO Guide to Gender Analysis and Gender Mainstreaming the Project Cycle”, which aims to facilitate the efficient and effective integration of gender considerations throughout industrial development projects.
- UNIDO, UN Global Compact and GIZ support Ethiopia’s textile and garment sector
In Ethiopia, the textile and garment industry is witnessing a rapid growth. Several domestic and multinational firms are being engaged in the production of textile and apparel for domestic and global markets. In the path to industrialize Ethiopia, this sector has become a top priority as part of the national goal to become a middle-income country by 2025.
- PrepCom2 Side Event: Technology as a Driver of Structural Transformation in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of agility and of harnessing the power of technology. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data and drones can help enterprises in the LDCs to enhance their productivity and competitiveness, and to move up the value chain ladder in agriculture, industry and the services sector. In the coming decade we need to ensure that technology is harvested appropriately as a driver of structural transformation in the LDCs.
- Managing innovation: online training available now!
UNIDO is pleased to announce its Innovation Management online training is now available on the UNIDO Knowledge Hub. The launching event featured the participation of Bernardo Calzadilla Sarmiento, Managing Director of the UNIDO’s Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agro-Business, Nesreen Al-Khammash, Programme Manager at the International Standardization Organization (ISO), as well as Leopoldo Colombo and Joanne Hyland, renowned experts on Innovation Management Systems.
- The finalists of the 2021 Global Chemical Leasing Award were announced
The finalists of the 2021 Global Chemical Leasing Award were announced: in the three main categories (case studies, innovation and research) as well and in the Special Award categories (women-led initiatives and start-ups), the nominations are (in alphabetical order).
- UNIDO launches the LevelUP Accelerator in Jordan
UNIDO launched the LevelUP Accelerator to support the creation and growth of sustainable and inclusive businesses in Jordan. The Accelerator targets top Jordanian startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across three manufacturing value chains (natural cosmetics, fashion and phytopharmaceuticals) to promote sustainability, integrate circular economy principles, and employ a digital-solutions driven, design thinking approach to creating human-centered products, services, and experiences.
- UNIDO promotes digital transformation at 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference
Through its Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) Shanghai, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has actively supported the 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) by co-organizing and participating in various WAIC forums and events, including the 2021 WAIC AI Women Elite Forum; the 2021 WAIC International AI City Forum; the 2021 AI Bridging Digital Divide Forum; and the 2021 AIWIN Ceremony.
- The 12th international economic summit “Russia - Islamic world: KazanSummit” will be held in 2021 from July 28-30 in mixed format
„Russia — Islamic world: KazanSummit“ is one of the leading international economic events of the Russian Federation and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). From the first day of its existence, the Summit has been held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan – Rustam Minnikhanov. Since 2009, Summit is held annually and strongly supported by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan.
- Standards for Sustainability: UNIDO’s contribution
Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) can be a powerful tool to build more sustainable and inclusive economies and societies, and ultimately to reach the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets. Given the increased importance of VSS in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and in helping countries achieve the SDGs, UNIDO has published a brochure on the topic titled “Standards for Sustainability”.
- 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.