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United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

by Khristine Custodio last modified Dec 23, 2013 09:01 AM
The mission of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is to promote industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability, particularly in developing countries and economies in transition.

The MDGs make an ambitious attempt to respond to environmental issues most directly throughGoal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability, and its Target 9: "Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources". The core UNIDO objective of productivity enhancement links very closely to this particular target of the MDGs and provides the rationale for this service.

UNIDO 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.

The Organization focuses on three main thematic areas:

  1. Poverty Reduction through productive activities
  2. Trade capacity-building
  3. Energy and environment

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UNIDO is recognized as a specialized and efficient provider of key services meeting the interlinked challenges of reducing poverty through productive activities, integrating developing countries in global trade through trade capacity-building, fostering environmental sustainability in industry, and improving access to clean energy.

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