E-waste is the quickest-growing waste stream in the world. Currently, the world produces approximately 50 million tonnes of e-waste a year. This equals the total weight of all the commercial airliners ever made.
Today is #globalrecyclingday! We celebrate the importance of recycling for preserving precious primary resources.
UNIDO-GEF project assists 13 Latin American countries both technically and financially, advising on e-waste policies and regulations, suitable management technologies, business models, capacity-building, and awareness-raising.
“According to the statistics, out of a total of 14.5 million livestock slaughtered for food supply in Mongolia per annum, only around 10% is slaughtered at designated slaughterhouses. It is necessary to supply high-quality meat, hides and skins to consumers and buyers which clearly indicate the origin, allow traceability and meet hygienic and health requirements”, said Tugjjav Bayarsaikhan, executive director of the Mongolian Association of Leather Industry.
W/ funding from @europeancommission , UNIDO helps to improve meat and leather quality in Mongolia. UNIDO provides methodology and tools for the vocational capacity-building to improve meat-cutting technology, reduce damage and increase the productivity of the workers and the value of our products.
3716 days ago
Happy International Women’s Day!🌸🌹💐 Think equal – build smart – innovate for change; each part of this message is at the core of how UNIDO can achieve inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
Think equal: UNIDO ensures that women have equal access to vocational training, skills upgrading and decent job opportunities.
Build smart: Through capacity building efforts, UNIDO helps women enter traditionally male-dominated fields.
Innovate for change: we will continue to support women innovators, entrepreneurs and industry leaders to find ways where technology and innovation can remove barriers and advance gender equality.
#unido is an important partner of the international community to support women empowerment activities; We create an enabling environment for women to play an active role in the economy. We transfer knowledge& tech to assist #women to create and develop their own businesses. We enhance the access to clean energy.
Our DG LI highlights the importance of #women's economic #empowerment! #womensday@unwomen
6612 weeks ago
Environmental protection in enterprises has been undergoing structural changes in recent years with a shift towards 🔜 preventive methods.
We at UNIDO support a transformation towards a more efficient management of resources, greening of industries through cleaner production and new green industries, such as recycling industries and e-waste recycling ♻️ #sdg9#globalgoals#csr#environment#sustainability
6003 weeks ago
As the UN Statistical Commission holds its #un50sc, we join in celebrating #betterdatabetterlives!
Better data makes our lives better in countless ways, wonder how? Tune in as UNIDO's Chief Statistician Shyam Upadhaya tells you how industrial data improves the lives of many.
6003 weeks ago
Persistent Organic Pollutants #pops are toxic, long-lasting chemicals that have an adverse effect on human health and the environment.
Caribbean countries face very distinct challenges when aiming to reduce and eliminate these chemicals, which is why UNIDO and @global_environment_facility work to drive the waste and chemicals management agenda forward. We develop waste plans and regulations, and design waste recycling and disposal facilities, to help safeguard the environment and help countries comply with the #stockholmconvention.
3411 month ago
It's the day of #womeninscience!
Today and every day, UNIDO is committed to ensuring full and equal access to and participation in science and technology for women and girls around the 🌍!
For example in West Africa, we strengthen the skills of technicians & provide new equipment; to enhance the capacity of testing laboratories, increase trade and business competitiveness.
4211 month ago
Having a product tested through internationally-recognized accredited #laboratories adds value as it ensures quality – a key ingredient for gaining consumers’ trust, increasing business competitiveness and integrating new markets. By strengthening the skills of technicians & providing new equipment we enhance the capacity of testing laboratories in West Africa; which ensures that the quality of products can be verified against intl' standards ➡️leading to enhanced #trade!
3401 month ago
Today is World Cancer Day. Cancer is one of the main causes of mortality worldwide.
The ozone layer protects the earth from harmful ultraviolet rays, which can cause skin cancer and cataracts, and damage agriculture and wildlife. UNIDO’s Montreal Protocol projects protect human health, because protecting the ozone layer prevents cases of skin cancer and cataracts.
5411 month ago
The Vienna International Centre (VIC), where UNIDO is headquartered, is commonly known as "UNO City", and was opened in 1979. More than 4,000 employees from over 110 countries work for the Vienna-based organizations.
It is one of the 4 headquarters of the United Nations, and this year we are celebrating 40 years of the @un_vienna, where international organizations such as the @iaeaorg, @ctbto_ and many more are working to achieve the #globalgoals!
8711 month ago
The idea of adding sensors to household appliances and connecting them to the #internet has become quite popular. But few people know that the #technology can be used to help overcome global problems such as climate change.
In East Africa, it is planned to install sensors in power generation facilities which will detect temperature and vibrations. The #data will be analyzed by computers to increase a plants’ efficiency. Such technologies will only be widely adopted if there is a trained workforce ⏩ for this reason, we invest in training which will also contribute to the development of the region’s renewable energy sector and strengthen the local market.
6321 month ago
In Norway, electric vehicles make up half of the 🚘 market. China also adds 9,500 new electric 🚎 to the streets every five weeks, the equivalent to the entire London bus fleet.
But while the electrification of transport gains traction, several barriers still keep the technology from being more widely adopted. The expensive batteries keep markets from achieving economies of scale and the lack of charging stations 🔌 worry consumers.
Innovations in battery and charging technologies are key to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, and this is where UNIDO comes in; we help countries worldwide to overcome barriers by sharing technology and developing the right policy framework.
5901 month ago
Are you ready to change the world?
We provide an online open-innovation platform that offers an opportunity for innovators to connect, wherever you are in the world, to solve real-world problems affecting peoples lives!
The challenge is vertically divided into 4 themes: Sustainable Energy, Digital Divide and Digital Literacy, Rural Transformation and Zero Hunger and Sustainable Cities.
Join the challenge and submit a solution: https://bit.ly/2CwTKsX
5701 month ago
Did you know? An important amendment to the Montreal Protocol was agreed in October 2016 in Kigali, #rwanda, when the world decided to include hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the list of controlled substances to save our planet.
HFCs do not impact the ozone layer, but have high global warming potential. They are extremely potent greenhouse gases when they seep into the atmosphere.
The extension of the treaty’s scope opens a new era for the Montreal Protocol to phase down substances with high global-warming potential.
2702 months ago
Why is it easier for creative industries to flourish in cities like Berlin, Milan or Paris than it is in others?
Often it boils down to a lack of an ecosystem that fosters innovation. Fortunately things are about to change on the island of Madagascar, where UNIDO works with a group of women artisans and talented young people to design a path for creative and economic development; by providing them with technical skill and production tools. In addition, we offer a unique opportunity for students and professionals, combining creativity, design, entrepreneurship and management in a 2-year master’s programme on the island!