The international community has recognized that poverty eradication is the all-important global goal to be achieved within the next generation. This can only be achieved through strong, inclusive, sustainable and resilient economic and industrial growth, and the effective integration of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. In this context, UNIDO focuses on achieving inclusive and sustainable industrial development, to allow every country to achieve a higher level of industrialization, and to benefit from the globalization of markets for industrial goods and services... More

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One-Belt-One-Road: UNIDO ITPO Italy has led a delegation of the city of Matera

Vienna, October, 20th 2016. In the framework of the initiative One-Belt-One-Road, intended to promote an open and inclusive global economy by building cohesive regional trade networks and enhancing connectivity for future growth, UNIDO ITPO Italy has led to UNIDO’s headquarters in Vienna a delegation of the city of Matera, represented by Ms. Francesca Cancelli, member of the city municipal committee and responsible for building, urban renovation and housing. In this international forum the city of Matera, well known for its historical center considered ...More

UNIDO ITPO Italy meets an institutional delegation from Colombia

Rome, 19 October 2016. UNIDO ITPO Italy hosted a delegation of Colombian representatives of the Caldas region, as part of their institutional mission to Italy focused on the promotion of their coffee sector at the fair “Trieste espresso 2016”. On the occasion of their visit to Italy, UNIDO ITPO Italy organized an event at its premises in order to facilitate mutual understanding by sharing respective experiences, and explore eventual opportunities of future collaboration.

Among others, the Colombian ...More

First International Agro-Industry Investment Forum

Addis Ababa, 5 October 2016 – Ethiopia has become a magnet for a range of investors in the country’s manufacturing sector, attracting billions of dollars in the last years.

This was emphasized today by LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

“With foreign direct investment flows to the country amounting to over USD 2 billion in 2015 alone, Ethiopia is becoming a hot spot for investors, especially in textiles and garments,” said Li, who spoke at the First International Agro-Industry Investment Forum  that opened in the capital, Addis Ababa.

The ...More

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