European Year for Development

European Year for Development


United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability

About us

The mandate of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition.

2013 Lima Declaration: Towards inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

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. The Organization draws on four mutually reinforcing categories of services: technical cooperation, analytical and policy advisory services, standard setting and compliance, and a convening function for knowledge transfer and networking. 

UNIDO's vision is a world where economic development is inclusive and sustainable and economic progress is equitable. The Organization focuses on three main thematic areas:

  • Poverty reduction through productive activities
  • Trade capacity-building
  • Energy and environment
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Press contact

Lisa Nossek

Our press releases

A new report on the cooperation between UNIDO and the EU from was launched today in Vienna. The cooperation covers more than 100 countries in areas such as: vocational training, energy efficiency and quality infrastructure and agribusiness.

Published on 30/11/2015

BRUSSELS, 4 November 2015 – The importance of mobilizing the private sector for achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was highlighted at a Brussels conference today.

Published on 04/11/2015