Explore what UN agencies are doing to help SMEs develop through capacity building, financing and market access.Displaying 1 - 10 of 13
logo World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Provides a list of websites of SME support institutions to help your SME contact organizations, which will help expand and grow your business.

Tags:  Enabling SMEs
logo World Investment Forum

This forum works toward maximizing investment impact by increasing the sustainable development benefits and minimizing the risks of investment in SDG sectors.

Tags:  SDGs
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

UNIDO promotes the vitality of the private sector as one of the main driving force of industrial development through changing patterns of international production, investment and trade.

Tags:  Trade
Trade Facilitation Implementation Guide Trade Facilitation Implementation Guide

The Trade Facilitation Implementation Guide is a helpful tool for SMEs to use to simplify the cross-border trade process. Trade facilitation reforms may open up further opportunities to connect SMEs to international trade. 

Tags:  Trade
logo UNNExT

The Online Expert Database of UNNExT provides contact information on the implementation of electronic trade systems and trade facilitation.

Tags:  Trade
ILO International Labour Organization (ILO)

 ILO provides information on entrepreneurship and management skills, access to markets and guidelines on productivity and working conditions. The website provides a 2015 report on SMEs and employment creation. 

Tags:  Entrepreneurship
logo World Intellectual Property Organization - WIPO IP Portal

The WIPO IP Portal assists applicants in seeking patent protection internationally for their inventions, helps patent offices with their patent granting decisions, and facilitates public access to a wealth of technical information relating to those inventions. 

Tags:  Patent
logo Arab International Center for Entrepreneurship & Investment Training (AICEI)

The AICEI assists in developing start-up entrepreneurs (Enterprise Creation Program), as well as representing a major mechanism for upgrading and expanding existing MSMEs (Enterprise Growth Program).

Tags:  Entrepreneurship
UNCITRAL United Nations Commission on international Trade Law

UNCITRAL provides a legislative guide on how to make registering easier for SMEs. It presents streamlined and simplified registration procedures to reduce the registration burden and cost for businesses. 

Tags:  Trade
logo UN Technology Innovation Labs

The UN Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL) Center help businesses use technology innovation to achieve SDGs. UNTIL Egypt supports projects and tech-solutions that address SDGs 2,3, 4 and 12. 

Tags:  Innovation