United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

International Cooperation

UNIDO maintains a field network comprising of 47 regional and country offices around the world. UNIDO maintains offices in Brussels (European Union), Geneva (United Nations) and New York (United Nations). Moreover, it continues to operate a centre for regional cooperation in Turkey.

Brief Introduction

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


The Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in three thematic priorities, each of which represents different aspects of ISID:

Creating shared prosperity
Advancing economic competitiveness
Safeguarding the environment

Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation.