The new website address is and the aim is to disseminate information on best practices in the leather and leather products industry. The new website includes the following information:


An extensive collection of UNIDO’s publications, manuals and reports that have are the result of more than 40 years of UNIDO’s involvement in the Leather Value Chain (LVC). These reports and publications provide an opportunity to see the main issues addressed by the leather sector over past decades. For easy reference, the publications are divided into several categories: Trends (in the leather value chain), leather processing, leather products, cleaner technologies, solid wastes, tannery effluent treatments, training and trade. 

e-Learning material

Training activities are an integral part of UNIDO’s technical assistance programmes all along the leather value chain. To supplement and strengthen classroom and practical trainings, and to increase training delivery efficiency, UNIDO has integrated the use of animation into its e-learning platform. 

Although the e-Learning materials and training course work provides participants with the knowledge and training required to work in the LVC the portal is still a work in progress. Future training and course work are currently in the design phase and when developed will be made available free of charge to registered individuals and industry groups.

The portal also provides its members with additional resources such as: 


This section provides an overview of various technical assistance strategies, training activities and links to a large number of instructional videos.


There are more than 300 links to various institutions, trade and professional associations, and other international organisations working in the LVC.

UNIDO hope that this portal will be a useful source of knowledge for everyone and particular effort was made to gather accurate information. For any comments and suggestions please visit