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Feature Stories

  • UNIDO project neutralizes explosive and toxic substances to avert potential chemical disaster in Ukraine

    Friday, 28 March 2014

    An abandoned chemical and explosives production facility in the city of Horlivka in the Donetsk region of Ukraine is no longer a significant and immediate threat to the health of the local population or the environment, thanks to...more

  • Mitigating desertification in Morocco

    Thursday, 20 March 2014

    For the last several years, experts from the United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO) have been working closely with local communities in Morocco to identify ways to reverse the degradation of the rangelands and to boost...more

  • In Morocco, UNIDO-backed women olive oil producers boosted by geographical indication accreditation

    Thursday, 20 March 2014

    Women living in rural areas of Morocco not only face the challenges posed by a male-dominated society, but also have to survive in environments where basic infrastructure is a luxury. Nevertheless, they remain very active,...more

  • UNIDO project to green Chinese air-conditioning production serves as example for Africa and West Asia

    Friday, 17 January 2014

    Global use of air-conditioning is rocketing. Many of the world's fastest growing economies are located in the hottest parts of the world, and the need to keep cool has become a priority for people in many countries. In India, for...more

  • Small farmers, big business at the EDD13

    Tuesday, 14 January 2014

    Collaboration between agribusiness and small farmers is becoming economically viable and the time is right for partnerships and new initiatives. This was one of the conclusions reached during the Small Farmers, Big Business...more

  • ProjectZero: creating sustainable cities

    Friday, 13 December 2013

    Denmark boasts forward-thinking, top-down and bottom-up energy policies. At the national level, a strong political consensus has produced an energy plan that, by 2020, will double, to 50%, the share of the nation’s electricity...more

  • Industry in the new global development agenda

    Thursday, 28 November 2013

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been the global benchmark for development progress since their adoption in 2000, but are scheduled to expire in 2015. Right now, the international development community is considering...more

  • Mercury. Acting now!

    Friday, 11 October 2013

    After four years of intense negotiations, a global binding treaty on mercury has been adopted at the Plenipotentiary Conference which took place in the Japanese cities of Kumamoto and Minamata from 9 to 11 October...more

  • New skills help young people enter South Sudanese clothing market

    Thursday, 05 September 2013

    The traditional clothes market in South Sudan may at first glance appear slightly monotonous, but a group of young, creative people are adding fashionable elements to make sure this changes. “We believe in training young people...more

  • Tracking down pollutants in Mongolia

    Wednesday, 24 July 2013

    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is working with the government of Mongolia to get rid of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chemicals used by industry which pose a health risk to humans and...more