UNIDO at a glance.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) was established in 1966 as a UN programme. Since 1986, UNIDO has been a specialized agency of the United Nations and currently comprises 170 member states.
In 2013, Li Yong was appointed Director General by a special session of the Organization’s General Conference. Before that, he was the Vice-Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China.
The targets of UNIDO.
UNIDO promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability in developing countries and economies in transition. The SDG9 (Industry, Innovation, Infrastructure) is a special focus of UNIDO’s technical cooperation.
The organization is headquartered in Vienna and maintains a field network of 47 regional and country offices around the world. For further information, please refer to: https://www.unido.org/who-we-are-unido-worldwide/unido-offices-worldwide
UNIDO’s Projects and Programmes at a glance: https://open.unido.org/
The organization focuses on four strategic priorities:
- Creating shared prosperity
- Advancing economic competitiveness
- Safeguarding the environment
- Strengthening knowledge and institutions