14 February 2019

First Deputy Director appointed for the UN Climate Technology Centre and Network

Copenhagen, 14 February 2019 – The United Nation-led Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) appointed Mr. Tomoo Machiba as its first Deputy Director. With this newly created role, Mr. Machiba will lead the Centre’s efforts for actively engaging its donor countries, financial institutions, Consortium and Network members, the private sector and other stakeholder groups. He [...]

10 October 2018

Visit UN City on Culture Night 2018

25 September 2018- On October 12, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2018. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED-certified building, including a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration was adopted at the UN General Assembly on [...]

23 January 2018

Can technology help us prepare for flooding? See how it’s working in Indonesia.

18 January 2018 - Jakarta is moving towards building a climate resilient infrastructure using hydrodynamic modeling. The Climate Technology Centre and Network connected technology experts with government agencies to help reduce flooding risks. Based on this collaboration, Jakarta has attracted funds to upscale its efforts. The Jakarta Research Council, on behalf of the Provincial Government [...]

1 December 2017

UNIDO General Conference closes with a renewed focus on partnering to address global challenges

Vienna, 1 December – The seventeenth session of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) General Conference has closed today with a renewed focus on the importance of partnerships to meet the ambitious goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “Partnering for impact — achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” was the theme [...]

8 November 2017

Greening industry to preserve our planet for future generations

Vienna, 8 November 2017 - With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) underway in Bonn, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is restating its support for the Paris Agreement as a crucial step towards achieving a greener, sustainable future. Industry is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for nearly one third [...]

6 July 2017

Ministerial Conference focuses on the importance of agriculture development for the future of African youth

Rome, 2 July 2017 – Agro-industrial development in Africa is key to fostering sustainable economic growth and creating jobs for youth and women, said UNIDO Director General LI Yong at the African Union – European Union Agriculture Ministerial Conference held today at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy. Themed "Making [...]

27 June 2017

UN agencies launch youth entrepreneurship and self-employment campaign to boost transition towards decent work

Vienna, 27 June 2017 - Today, on Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day, we celebrate youth’s leadership in creating businesses and jobs all over the world. Young women and men are shaping our present and future, transforming societies and accelerating progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Youth’s creativity, innovation and drive are [...]

19 June 2017

Launch of the joint UN Women/UNIDO online training module

Vienna, 19 June 2017 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and UN Women have launched a new online training module, Gender, Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development, as part of the I Know Gender e-learning course. Gender equality and the empowerment of women have a significant positive impact on sustained economic growth and [...]

30 May 2017

UNIDO releases a documentary on the world’s quest for industrial development

Vienna, 30 May 2017 - Building Lives and Factories explores the past, present and future of industrial development, with a particular focus on the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Directed by Miles Roston, this visually stunning film depicts the history of industrialization, and its role in promoting social and economic growth, as well [...]

19 May 2017

Minamata Convention on Mercury to enter into force

New York, 18 May 2017 -The European Union and seven of its Member States, namely Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania and Sweden, have deposited their instruments of ratification with the Office of Legal Affairs at the UN Headquarters in New York, bringing to 51 the current number ratifying the Minamata Convention on [...]