Global Political Economy of Sustainable Development

April 2018 | Vienna, Austria

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The University of Vienna in cooperation with the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is launching a new postgraduate Master Program on “Global Political Economy of Sustainable Development”.

The starting date has been postponed to April 2018. The new application deadline is on 31 January 2018.

The interdisciplinary Master Program aims at imparting policy-oriented knowledge and applied methods for design of sustainability policies on national and international level. The program has an interdisciplinary orientation and is based on a plural understanding of scientific approaches with respect to globalization and sustainability.

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Exploring the future of global value chains

18 – 19 September 2017 | Kiel, Germany

How can we make the most out of the digital age for developing more inclusive and sustainable global value chains (GVCs)? This will be one of the key questions addressed at a conference to be organized by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel), the Kiel Centre for Globalization (KCG) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) from 18-19 September in Kiel, Germany.

Over the past two decades, GVCs have created new opportunities for developing and emerging countries to increase their participation in global markets and diversify their economies. But while GVCs have helped many developing nations to grow their economies, some countries and their small- and medium-sized enterprises and workers are still being left out.

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Training course on sustainable energy solutions

15 – 22 November 2017 | Groningen, the Netherlands

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UNIDO and the Energy Academy Europe (EAE), a centre of excellence on energy located in Groningen, the Netherlands renew their commitment to enhance the understanding of innovative energy solutions and to contribute to building new capacities for promoting green industry and sustainable energy systems in developing countries. UNIDO and EAE are organizing a training course for professionals to address some of the key issues relating to sustainable energy by raising awareness and conveying an in-depth understanding of energy policy, technology and financing as planning tools for developing sustainable energy systems.

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Training Course on Gender Equality and Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development

25 – 30 October 2017 | Manama, Bahrain

Applications are now open for a five day training course on industrial development and gender equality taking place in Bahrain, 25 – 30 October 2017.

The course is open to high- and mid- level professionals from Arab and African countries that are that are engaged in the field of industrial development, as well as for representatives from  women’s economic empowerment associations.
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Experts meeting focuses on global value chains and international cooperation on industrial capacity

Vienna | 11 July 2017

Leading experts from UNIDO and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) of China met today in Vienna to discuss the status of implementation and work plan for the finalization of their joint project to study global value chains (GVCs) and international cooperation on industrial capacity with a focus on China, South-East and South Asian countries.
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