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  • UNIDO and International Organization of the Francophonie join forces for investment promotion
    UNIDO and International Organization of the Francophonie join forces for investment promotion

    Fatou Haidara, UNIDO Managing Director for Corporate Management and Operations, has represented UNIDO at the investment forum, “Investir en Francophonie”, at the World Expo Dubai (UAE). Coorganized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Organization de la Francophonie (OIF), the Direction de la Francophonie économique et numérique (DFEN), the Forum Francophone des Affaires (FFA), the Réseau international des Agences francophones de promotion des investissements (RIAFPI), this important investment forum shed light on the attractivity of the Francophone economic space for investors.

  • A ceremonial event dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the ICIE was held
    A ceremonial event dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the ICIE was held

    A solemn event dedicated to the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (ICIE) was held in Moscow. The stakeholders, members and partners of the organization took part in the event.

  • Japan and UNIDO sign agreement on sustainable plastic value chains project in Nigeria
    Japan and UNIDO sign agreement on sustainable plastic value chains project in Nigeria

    Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Environment, the Embassy of Japan in Nigeria, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), have signed a JPY 319 million (approximately US$2.8m) agreement to support government efforts to develop sustainable plastic waste management through the promotion of circular economy practices and to contribute to inclusive and sustainable industrial development of Nigeria.

  • UNIDO DG Gerd Müller, calls for a strong AU-EU partnership on climate and energy at EU industry days 2022
    UNIDO DG Gerd Müller, calls for a strong AU-EU partnership on climate and energy at EU industry days 2022

    Gerd Müller, UNIDO Director General intervened at the EU Industry days and stressed the importance of global solidarity to achieve the twin green and digital transition.

  • UNIDO scales up Development Dialogues on the 4IR Strategic Framework
    UNIDO scales up Development Dialogues on the 4IR Strategic Framework

    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is pleased to announce the launch of a new brochure titled Making the 4th Industrial Revolution Work For All: Development Dialogues on the 4IR Strategic Framework 2021-2030.

  • First Latin American e-waste report published
    First Latin American e-waste report published

    According to a new report produced under UNIDO’s Latin America and the Caribbean e-waste project, only three per cent of Latin America’s e-waste is reported as collected through formal channels and treated in an environmentally sound manner. There is no certainty about the remaining 97% that may include US$1.7bn in recoverable materials a year.

  • UNIDO and Switzerland to support Egypt with the development of eco-industrial parks
    UNIDO and Switzerland to support Egypt with the development of eco-industrial parks

    The establishment of eco-industrial parks is considered one of the most important policies to accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development due to their ability to attract local and foreign investment. This creates job opportunities and increases income, while the negative impact on the environment is minimized. Eco-industrial parks facilitate the transition towards green industry by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing the optimal use of resources.

  • The future of industrial policy in Guinea, according to the UNIDO industrial diagnostics study
    The future of industrial policy in Guinea, according to the UNIDO industrial diagnostics study

    Guinea, a country with an economy dependent on the export of bauxite, gold and diamonds, should urgently diversify. This was one of the main findings of a recent study on the status of industrial development carried out by a team of experts from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The study was conducted in collaboration and consultation with Guinea’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Small and Medium Enterprises, as well as representatives of the private sector.

  • The UNIDO Center in the Russian Federation will join Rosatom’s youth initiative as a media partner
    The UNIDO Center in the Russian Federation will join Rosatom’s youth initiative as a media partner

    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Center in the Russian Federation supported the Impact Team 2050, an international youth team initiated by Rosatom.

  • A grand session of the National Global Compact Network was held in Moscow
    A grand session of the National Global Compact Network was held in Moscow

    On December 21, the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation hosted a solemn session of the UN Global Compact in Russia (UNGC) „Sustainable Development — a super idea that changes the world.“ The session is timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the UN Global Compact, which today brings together more than 14,000 participants in 160 countries of the world, the 10th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as well as the 5th anniversary of the National Global Compact Network Association.