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Feature Stories

  • 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

  • Promoting green industry: UNIDO renews partnership with Japanese eco-town

    Tuesday, 16 July 2013

    “It was said that we had the worst air pollution in Japan. We had a sky that was like a smoke-coloured rainbow,” recalls Kenji Kitahashi, mayor of the city of Kitakyushu. In the 1960s, industrial development created severe...more

  • “A once-in-a-life-time experience” – the UNIDO Internship Programme

    Thursday, 04 July 2013

    “When I was accepted for the internship, I was really excited and I am still exited. It is a challenging job and a huge opportunity for me,” says one of the 67 interns from 33 different nations that have so far participated in...more

  • Trade-capacity building in Ghana

    Thursday, 30 May 2013

    Over the past 20 years, Ghana’s political stability and economic growth have made it one of Africa’s success stories. Despite this success, Ghana still faces a number of obstacles when exporting its products and these must be...more

  • Beneficiaries of a UNIDO training programme in Sierra Leone tell their stories

    Wednesday, 15 May 2013

    “When you have a skill, even if something bad happens in a country, you won’t have to hand in it. You won’t steal or hurt people willfully, and you won’t take a gun for a companion,” explains 21-year-old Malikie Kanneh. Kanneh...more

  • Making biofuel production sustainable: UNIDO convenes experts to evaluate sustainability guidelines

    Tuesday, 07 May 2013

    Biofuel production can contribute to industrial development and help create jobs. Potentially, biofuels can also play a useful role in tackling the issues of climate change and energy supply. However, campaigning groups...more