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  • UN Industrial Development Organization turns 50
    UN Industrial Development Organization turns 50

    November 17, 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the UN General Assembly resolution on the establishment of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

  • Global Start-Up Business Plan Competition
    Global Start-Up Business Plan Competition

    The Global Start-Up Business Plan Competition (GSBPC) calls on potential and existing entrepreneurs to participate by submitting their innovative entrepreneurial ideas by means of a Business Plan Template, which will be reviewed by a team of experts. The three participants or teams with the best business plans will be invited to attend the prize-winners’ event in Vienna on 21 to 25 November 2016, during the celebration of UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary.

  • First International Agro-Industry Investment Forum in Ethiopia
    First International Agro-Industry Investment Forum in Ethiopia

    On October 5-7, 2016 the Government of Ethiopia together with the UNIDO are conducting the First International Agro-Industry Investment Forum in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia.

  • UNIDO 50th Anniversary!
    UNIDO 50th Anniversary!

    On 17 November 1966, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) was established as a special organ of the United Nations General Assembly to assist, promote and accelerate the industrialization of developing countries, with a particular emphasis on manufacturing. At UNIDO’s second General Conference, held in 1975 in Lima, Peru, a declaration was adopted in which, for the first time, industrial development objectives were quantified internationally.

  • St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
    St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

    18-20 June, 2015 the 19th International Economic Forum ended in St. Petersburg. The Forum is considered to be one of the leading and important international events for business and the global economy.

  • Vienna Energy Forum 2015
    Vienna Energy Forum 2015

    The Vienna Energy Forum 2015 (VEF 2015) will take place only a few months before the Sustainable Development Goals Summit in New York and the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris. By emphasizing the multiple benefits of the Post-2015 Development and the Climate Agenda and by showcasing best practices and actions on the ground, the VEF 2015 aims at contributing to both.

  • Director General’s statement on International Women’s Day

    The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, LI Yong, issued the following statement, „Advancing gender equality, empowerment of women and girls for a transformative post-2015 development agenda“, on the occasion of International Women’s Day celebrated on 8 March.

  • Forum “Partnerships to scale up investment for inclusive and sustainable industrial development”

    Start date: 4 November 2014
    End date: 5 November 2014
    Organizer: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
    Location: Vienna International Centre

  • Forum “Promoting inclusive and sustainable industrial development: Strategies and instruments”

    Start date: 23 June 2014
    End date: 24 June 2014
    Organizer: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
    Location: Vienna International Centre

  • Summary Report on DG’s visit to the Russian Federation 23-24 October 2013

    The DG, LI Yong visited the Russian Federation from 23-24 October 2013. The DG was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to UNIDO, Vienna and UNIDO staff members including, Mr. Zhao Jie, Special Assistant to the Director General, Ms. Olga Memedovic, Chief, Europe and NIS Programme, Ms. Marina Ploutakhina, Chief, Energy Efficiency, Energy and Climate Change and Mr. S. Korotkov, Director of UNIDO CIIC Moscow.