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  • II Russian Intersectoral Summit "Industrial Ecology" was held in Moscow
    II Russian Intersectoral Summit

    On September 17, the II Russian Intersectoral Industrial Ecology Summit was held in Moscow. The event was organized by ENSO company with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Water Resources, the Project Office of the federal project „Clean Air“, the Center for Environmental Industrial Policy, and the Centre for International Industrial Cooperation UNIDO in the Russian Federation.

  • LKDF Forum 2021
    LKDF Forum 2021

    The LKDF Forum 2021 will convene virtually on 22 September under the theme Digital Skills for an Inclusive Future, followed by a virtual hackathon on 23-24 September to build on the 2020 forum’s edition and compete to create the best green skills solution. The first day of the event will be open to the wider public, whereas the remaining days will be open only to selected applicants of the hackathon.

  • The seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly
    The seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly

    The seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76) will open on 14 September 2021 at the United Nations headquarters in New York under the theme: „Building resilience through hope — to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalise the United Nations“. The General Debate will take place from 21 September through 27 September 2021.

  • Exploring emerging opportunities for women in the digital age at the third Eurasian Women’s Forum
    Exploring emerging opportunities for women in the digital age at the third Eurasian Women’s Forum

    Nowadays, the world is on the threshold of a drastic transformation. Accelerating globalization, growing energy, food supply and production demands, evolving nature of jobs and emerging epidemiological threats are all changing our way of living. There is a need to develop new inclusive business models to strengthen the resilience of communities while promoting solidarity and cooperation among governments, international organizations, the private sector, academia and civil society.

  • Burn-out of employees discussed at All-Russian Labor Protection Week
    Burn-out of employees discussed at All-Russian Labor Protection Week

    On September 7-9, Moscow hosted a large-scale event for specialists in the field of labor safety, health, ecology and industrial safety — the Forum „All-Russian Labor Protection Week“ (VNOT-2021), organized by the Association for the Promotion of Occupational Health and Safety „ETALON“. This year it was held under the motto „No risks!“

  • Energy-efficient and climate-friendly split air conditioners now on sale in Europe
    Energy-efficient and climate-friendly split air conditioners now on sale in Europe

    Small propane (R290) split air conditioners from Chinese appliance giant Midea – the only room AC models to earn Germany’s highly demanding “Blue Angel” ecolabel – are now available on the European market. The first container of the All Easy Series R290 units has arrived at Midea’s German headquarters at Eschborn, near Frankfurt.

  • UNIDO participates in the G20 Digital Ministers’ Meeting 2021
    UNIDO participates in the G20 Digital Ministers’ Meeting 2021

    At the invitation of Italy, which currently holds the presidency of the G20, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has addressed the G20 Digital Ministers’ Meeting. The gathering was the culmination of meetings held throughout the year by the G20 Digital Economy Task Force (DETF) in which UNIDO has participated and supported.

  • PrepCom2 Side Event: Technology as a Driver of Structural Transformation in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
    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.

  • Open for registration: UNIDO Global Call for innovative solutions in cleantech and sustainable land management!
    Open for registration: UNIDO Global Call for innovative solutions in cleantech and sustainable land management!

    Apply until 2 August in one of the 4 categories.

  • In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit
    In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit

    Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit will launch bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.