As a follow up to the Trade for Peace event organised in November 2020 with the WTO, the Technology Bank joined the Trade for Peace Network in March 2021.

The partnership with the World Eco-Design Conference (WEDC) has resulted in a new initiative jointly organized by the Technology Bank, WEDC and the International School of Design at Zhejiang University (ZJU-ISD), Ningbo, China to support students from LDCs to enhance industrial design.

Academies of Sciences are unique institutions capable of acting as a major interphase between government and civil society and providing authoritative and credible advice on issues related to science and technology to governments.

The UN Technology Bank and Research4Life are excited to collaborate in providing online training activities for the 46 least developed countries to enhance access to recent scientific knowledge, and thus give them the opportunity to participate fully in the global scientific commun

UN Technology Bank & SDGs

To ensure that LDCs are not left behind in achieving the 2030 Agenda, the UN Technology Bank undertakes initiatives to stimulate the production of high-quality research and its work directly supports a wide range of SDGs:

Economic self-reliance

Sustainable access to health technologies

Climate mitigation


Local skills development

Sustainable industrialisation

Education and academic cooperation

Who We Are

The United Nations Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries is a global organization dedicated to enhancing the contribution of science, technology and innovation for sustainable development in the world’s 46 least developed countries.

What We Do

The UN Technology Bank helps least developed countries build the science, technology and innovation capacity that they need to promote the structural transformation of their economies, eradicate poverty and foster sustainable development. Read more about what we do.