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

Upcoming events


Further initiatives for the First International Agro-industry Investment Forum promotion

Rome, Reggio Emilia – 21st, 22nd of June. Within the promotional activities for the Agro-industry Investment Forum (Addis Abeba – 5-7 of October, 2016), organized by UNIDO together with the Ethiopian government, ITPO Italy participated in the Business Day Ethiopia and to the launch of the Compete In project in Reggio Emilia. The Business day event, organized by Assafrica & Mediterraneo, has been enriched by the presence of the Ethiopian ...More

Pakistani Footwear Manufacturers at RIVA SCHUH

Riva del Garda, 13-14 June 2016. As a follow up of Training Workshop "Setting up a Shoe Factory" organized in Lahore, Pakistan, UNIDO ITPO Italy held individual meetings with Pakistani Footwear Manufacturers during the 85th Edition of Expo Riva Schuh 2016 in Riva Del Garda.  

UNIDO in collaboration with Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) are supporting the Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association (PFMA) in order to analyze the needs of their members in terms of technology, know-how and production upgrading in order to outline investment projects profiles and increase Productivity and improve global market access

Eleven Pakistani Footwear ...More

Training Workshop on how to set up a Footwear, Leather Goods & Component Factory in Pakistan

1-3 June 2016. A three-day workshop on setting up of footwear, leather goods and component factory was organized by UNIDO in Lahore, Pakistan to promote investment in leather, footwear and related sectors.

UNIDO in collaboration with Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) and the Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association (PFMA) and in partnership with the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT), Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and the Italian Embassy organized the first of its kind awareness and training workshop.

Speaking at the opening session, PFMA Chairman, Mr.  Wasim Zakaria said that core objective behind this seminar was to focus on ...More