- UNIDO launches the first Creative Hub in Ethiopia to support creative industries and entrepreneurship
The Ethiopian Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoTI), the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), UNIDO and the Federal Small and Medium Manufacturing Industry Promotion Authority (FeSMMIPA) have inaugurated the “Creative Hub Ethiopia”. The Hub has been realized within the framework of the UNIDO project “Phase 2 (Extension) of the Technical Assistance Project for the Up-Grading of the Ethiopian Leather and Leather Products Industry” financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS).
- Sergey Korotkov discussed the prospects for the transition to a "green" economy at the XII International Forum "Ecology"
On May 24-25, 2021, the XII International Forum „Ecology“ was held in Moscow. The event was supported by the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on ecology and environmental protection, the Federation Council, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation and other executive authorities. More than 1,500 people from 80 regions of Russia and 10 foreign countries take part in the Forum annually.
- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Moscow
UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed the importance of renewed commitment to multilateralism during talks held on Thursday.
Mr Guterres is in Moscow, at the invitation of the Russian Government, where he is meeting with senior officials.
- Environmental experts discuss critical issues in the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on POPs
On April 6, 2021, a round table was held at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation “Fulfillment of the international obligations of the Russian Federation on the implementation of the provisions of the Stockholm Convention by 2025, in particular on the inventory and elimination of accumulated environmental damage of substances of the 1st hazard class, especially hazardous to human health, and namely, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contained in electrical equipment ”.
- The Vienna Energy Forum Virtual Series will be held on February 3-17
The Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) is a biennial global, multi-stakeholder forum with the objective of exploring developmental challenges within the realm of sustainable energy. The Forum introduces a platform for policy- and decision-makers from all sectors of society to conceive practical solutions to sustainability issues.
- “How Ruben Vardanyan is using Impact Investing to develop Armenia?” – TBLI Talk will be held on February 4
Ruben Vardanyan is a Russian business leader, social entrepreneur and venture philanthropist of Armenian origin, Co-founder of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative. He and his wife Veronika invest in large-scale multifaceted projects in the sphere of global education, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and solving humanitarian problems.
- Antonio Guterres addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos: "If there is one word that characterizes today’s world, it is fragility"
On January 25, the UN Secretary-General addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, which is taking place online this year.
- UNIDO took part in the meeting of Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy
On January 19, within the framework of the meeting of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy, Sergey Korotkov, Director of the UNIDO Center for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation, made a speech on the topic “On promoting the interests of Russian business and promoting the transfer of Russian technologies through UNIDO”.
- GMIS2020 Virtual Summit
From 4 to 5 September, the Virtual Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) will reflect on “glocalization: towards inclusive and sustainable value chains” and will engage a high-level roster of policymakers, academics, private sector representatives and more discussing the future of manufacturing.
- The conference “Women in Industry and Innovation” will take place on July 15 - 17
The conference “Women in Industry and Innovation” will gather government representatives, private sector actors, experts, entrepreneurs, researchers and other relevant stakeholders, in an effort to promote the development of an inclusive and sustainable environment for the economic empowerment of women.