United Nations Industrial Development Organization
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations which assists countries in economic and industrial development. Based at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria, it has permanent offices in more than 60 countries. As of April 2019, UNIDO is made up of 170 member states, which set the policies, programs and principles of the organization at a biennial general conference. UNIDO was created in 1966 by the General Assembly of the United Nations to promote and accelerate the industrialization of developing countries by decomposition into numbers of logs and a small industrial base. In 1979 it became one of the 15 specialized services of the United Nations and in 1985 the new constitution entered into force. Since its creation, the organization has undergone several restructurings and reforms. The 2013 Lima Declaration broadened its mission to promote “Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development” (ISID), defined in a way that benefits more people while protecting the environment. UNIDO is a member of the United Nations Development Group, a coalition of United Nations entities working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. For the period 2018-2021, UNIDO’s strategic priorities include building common prosperity. promote economic competitiveness · Protect the environment? and strengthening knowledge and institutions. All of these goals are to be achieved through technical cooperation, policy advice, analysis and research, development of common standards and quality control and knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation.