The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Its mandate is to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition, and work towards improving living conditions in the world’s poorest countries by drawing on its combined global resources and expertise.
In recent years, UNIDO has assumed an enhanced role in the global development agenda by focusing its activities on poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. Our services are based on two core functions: as a global forum, we generate and disseminate industry-related knowledge; as a technical cooperation agency, we provide technical support and implement projects.
UNIDO’s role is that of an informed institution, in tune with the goals of its partners and capable of making an effective contribution to industrial development and sustainable development. All countries should promote sustainable consumption and production patterns with programmes addressing the delinking of economic growth and environmental degradation through improved efficiency and sustainability in the use of resources and production processes, and reduction in resource degradation, pollution and waste.