UNIDO ITPO Italy and Friuli Venezia Giulia Region


The Italian Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG), whose capital main city is Trieste, and UNIDO ITPO Italy have a committed partnership following the signing of a Joint Declaration on 8th May 2015, which established a collaboration to provide developing countries with “technical assistance, training, consultancy services, adequate and sustainable technologies transfer, good practices sharing”.

FVG is at the forefront of research and implementation of green and circular economy models through solid institutional and legislative support, and it has been involved in a variety of projects of bilateral and triangular cooperation with emerging economies facilitated by UNIDO ITPO Italy.

Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai was held from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022, launching the celebrations for the country’s Golden Jubilee; it will also be the departure point to build a sustainable and progressive vision for the forthcoming decades. 

The theme chosen for Expo 2020 Dubai is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, and it recalls the spirit of cooperation that has led the United Arab Emirates to succeed in the exploration of new pathways of development and innovation. Expo 2020 was a catalyst in this sense, connecting the minds of the entire world and inspiring the participants to take action and meet shared future challenges. 

Expo 2020 Dubai identified three subthemes around which the global community gathered to sign new collaborations, in order to find solutions to essential matters and leave the mark of a strong, social and economic cooperation around the world. These subthemes were:

  • Opportunityinspire and empower people and youths to unlock their full potential
  • Sustainability: the need to preserve the planet we inhabit by embracing alternative, clean and renewable sources of energies 
  • Mobility: enabling a smarter movement of people, ideas, knowledge and goods towards new frontiers

In order to unleash the potential of emerging markets, Expo 2020 Dubai fostered the strengthening of the private sector in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East, taking advantage of the UAE strategic infrastructure and geographical position and its pivotal role in enabling international trade.

UNIDO and Expo 2020 Dubai

On 31st October 2017, a "Memorandum of Understanding" was signed between UNIDO and Expo 2020 Dubai with the aim of achieving common objectives, including the promotion of investment and entrepreneurship to attain the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda.

In line with Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme and subthemes, as well as with UNIDO’s mandate of accelerating Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID), the memorandum reflects the shared belief that the private sector can give a valuable contribution to support entrepreneurshipadvance innovation, and play a key role in guaranteeing job creation, sustained economic growth and social inclusion.