VIENNA, 4 July 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Government of Japan and the African Union Commission hosted the event ‘TICAD7 for SDG9/IDDA III - Partnering with Japan for Africa’s inclusive and sustainable industrialization’ in the Vienna International Centre. The event presented the overall TICAD process and introduced UNIDO’s contribution, including through the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III), to TICAD7, which will be held from28 to 30 August 2019 in Yokohama, Japan.

VIENNA, 8 July 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Indonesia held a seminar on ‘Industry 4.0 and Creative Economy: Promoting Inclusive Ecosystem in the Digital Era’ at the Vienna International Centre.

GENEVA, 8 July 2019 – At the 7th Global Review of Aid for Trade, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva organized an event to explore innovative approaches to leverage ODA for increased investment in economic infrastructure and manufacturing industries in Africa.

GENEVA, 3 July 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) contributed to the joint OECD-WTO publication ‘Aid for Trade at a Glance 2019’ on economic diversification and empowerment, which was launched today during the Global Review of Aid for Trade.

YEKATERINBURG, 10 July 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) hosted the event “Investment Promotion 4.0: What Role for Artificial Intelligence?” to discuss the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to close investment and technology gaps, focusing on lessons-learned from previous investment promotion paradigms and identified AI risks and opportunities.

YEKATERINBURG, 9 July 2019 – In its second edition, the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) – a joint initiative of the Ministry of Energy and Industry of the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) – was inaugurated today by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

ISSYK-KUL REGION, KYRGYZSTAN, 28 JUNE 2019 – UNIDO conducted its Project Steering Committee in the Issyk-Kul region, which was attended by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kyrgyz Republic as the project donor, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Industry, the Department of Tourism and the Kyrgyz Technical University.
AKARTA, July 4, 2019 – UNIDO, the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and the Embassy of Switzerland and launched the next phase of the SMART-Fish project, which will be implemented within the Global Quality and Standards Programme (GQSP) - a strategic partnership between Switzerland and UNIDO to promote trade and competitiveness through strengthening the quality and standards compliance capacity to facilitate markets for SMEs in eight countries, including Indonesia.
GENEVA, 4 July 2019 – UNIDO and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) jointly organized an event on quality infrastructure systems during the Aid for Trade Global Review 2019 at the World Trade Organization (WTO).