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  • The finalists of the 2021 Global Chemical Leasing Award were announced
    The finalists of the 2021 Global Chemical Leasing Award were announced

    The finalists of the 2021 Global Chemical Leasing Award were announced: in the three main categories (case studies, innovation and research) as well and in the Special Award categories (women-led initiatives and start-ups), the nominations are (in alphabetical order).

  • In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit
    In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit

    Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit will launch bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.

  • The Association for the promotion of health and labor protection "ETALON" invites to the all-russian labor protection week September 7-9, 2021
    The Association for the promotion of health and labor protection

    The All-Russian Labor Protection Week (VNOT) will be held in Moscow from September 7 to September 9, 2021 under the motto „No risks!“. The event is organized by the ETALON Association with the information support of the UNIDO Centre for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation.

  • UNIDO launches the LevelUP Accelerator in Jordan
    UNIDO launches the LevelUP Accelerator in Jordan

    UNIDO launched the LevelUP Accelerator to support the creation and growth of sustainable and inclusive businesses in Jordan. The Accelerator targets top Jordanian startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across three manufacturing value chains (natural cosmetics, fashion and phytopharmaceuticals) to promote sustainability, integrate circular economy principles, and employ a digital-solutions driven, design thinking approach to creating human-centered products, services, and experiences.

  • Promoting digital transformation in legal metrology
    Promoting digital transformation in legal metrology

    Titled “Digital Transformation in Legal Metrology”, the July 2021 OIML Bulletin (Special Edition) of the Organisation Internationale de Métrologie Légale provides further insight into the role of digital technologies in legal metrology.

  • International Ecological Arts Festival "KronFest 2021"
    International Ecological Arts Festival

    ANO PUSK „KronFest“ with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund, administration of the Kronstadt district of St. Petersburg, of the Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg and the Museum of the History of Kronstadt, presents International Ecological Arts Festival „KronFest 2021“.

  • UNIDO promotes digital transformation at 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference
    UNIDO promotes digital transformation at 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference

    Through its Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) Shanghai, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has actively supported the 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) by co-organizing and participating in various WAIC forums and events, including the 2021 WAIC AI Women Elite Forum; the 2021 WAIC International AI City Forum; the 2021 AI Bridging Digital Divide Forum; and the 2021 AIWIN Ceremony.

  • The 12th international economic summit “Russia - Islamic world: KazanSummit” will be held in 2021 from July 28-30 in mixed format
    The 12th international economic summit “Russia - Islamic world: KazanSummit” will be held in 2021 from July 28-30 in mixed format

    „Russia — Islamic world: KazanSummit“ is one of the leading international economic events of the Russian Federation and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). From the first day of its existence, the Summit has been held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan – Rustam Minnikhanov. Since 2009, Summit is held annually and strongly supported by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan.

  • Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) 2021
    Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) 2021

    Following a successful third edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), held virtually last September under the theme of “Glocalization: towards inclusive and sustainable value chains”, attention now turns to GMIS 2021. This year’s Summit will take place in parallel to Dubai EXPO 2020 (previously postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic) under the theme of “Rewiring Societies: Repurposing Digitalization for Prosperity” from 22-27 November in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • Standards for Sustainability: UNIDO’s contribution
    Standards for Sustainability: UNIDO’s contribution

    Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) can be a powerful tool to build more sustainable and inclusive economies and societies, and ultimately to reach the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets. Given the increased importance of VSS in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and in helping countries achieve the SDGs, UNIDO has published a brochure on the topic titled “Standards for Sustainability”.