The United Nations Industrial Development Organization works with a mission to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition.
UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.
The following are the objectives of UNIDO:
- Every country achieves a higher level of industrialization in their economies, and benefits from the globalization of markets for industrial goods and services.
- No one is left behind in benefiting from industrial growth, and prosperity is shared among women and men, young and old, rural and urban dwellers alike, in all countries.
- Broader economic and social growth is supported within an environmentally sustainable framework.
- Unique knowledge and resources are combined of all relevant development actors to maximize the development impact of ISID.
UNIDO focuses on three programmatic fields:
- Creating shared prosperity: Advancing poverty eradication and inclusiveness, building productive capacities in an inclusive manner, and providing more opportunities for all women and men as well as across social groups, also through partnerships with all relevant stakeholders involved in industrialization processes;
- Advancing economic competitiveness: Advancing rapid economic and industrial growth, building trade capacities in industries, and ensuring that all countries can benefit from international trade and technological progress by applying modern industrial policies and complying with global standards and norms;
- Safeguarding the environment: Advancing environmentally sustainable growth, building institutional capacities for greening industries through cleaner production technologies and resource efficiency methodologies, and creating green industries, including in fields of waste management and recycling.