|UNIDO Established:||17 November 1966.|
|UNIDO Headquarters:||Vienna, Austria.|
|UNIDO Members:||172 Member countries.|
|UNIDO Objective:||To promote, dynamize and accelerate economic and industrial development of developing countries.|
|Organization Type:||United Nations specialized agency|
The UNIDO stands for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. UNIDO is a specialized agency of the United Nations with a unique mandate to promote, dynamize and accelerate economic and industrial development of developing countries.
And In 2013 the Lima Declaration expanded its mission for promoting inclusive and sustainable industrial development, intended for safeguarding the environment.
The UNIDO was established on 17 November 1966 by the UN General Assembly. In 1979, UNIDO became a specialized agency of the UN with its new constitution coming into force in 1985.
The headquarters of UNIDO is in the UN Office in Vienna, Austria, with a permanent presence in over 60 countries. The UNIDO also maintains representative offices in Brussels (Belgium), Geneva (Switzerland) and New York City (USA).
The main objectives of the UNIDO are to provide support to its Member States through technical cooperation, action-oriented research and policy-advisory services, normative standards-related activities, and fostering partnerships for knowledge and technology transfer.
The UNIDO is focused on three areas, ending hunger by helping businesses, stopping climate breakdown by using renewable energy and energy efficiency to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions, and supporting sustainable supply chains.
Currently, UNIDO has 172 member countries. Only members of the UN, specialized agencies of the UN, and the IAEA are eligible for membership with UNIDO.
The vision of UNIDO is a world without poverty and hunger, where industry drives low-emission economies, improves living standards, and preserves the liveable environment for present and future generations, leaving no one behind.