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Report on UNIDO UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION

Supervised By: Dr. Ramesh Shah

Submitted By: Juhi Soni

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SR.NO 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 ABOUT UNIDO UNIDOs MISSION STATEMENT UNIDOs 3 PRIORITIES (VISION) KEY FACTS OF UNIDO UNIDOs PRESENCE IN THE WORLD TITLE PAGE NO 3 4 5 6 7

1.1 ABOUT UNIDO


The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations mandated to promote industrial development and global industrial cooperation. Competitive and environmentally sustainable industry has a crucial role to play in accelerating economic growth, reducing poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). UNIDO works toward improving the quality of life of the worlds poor by drawing on its combined global resources and expertise. It provides comprehensive and integrated packages of services which combine its operational activities with its analytical, normative and convening roles, both globally and locally. UNIDO was established in 1966 and became a specialized agency of the United Nations in 1985. It has 172 Member States and is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, but operates worldwide. UNIDOs vision is a world where economic development is 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

The Organization 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. In carrying out the core requirements of its mandate and mission, UNIDO has more than doubled its technical cooperation delivery over the past ten years. At the same time, it has also substantially increased its mobilization of financial resources, testifying to the growing international recognition of the Organization as an effective provider of inclusive and sustainable industrial development services. This increase in services has been accomplished with virtually stable staff levels and an essentially unchanged regular budget for much of the past 15 years.

1.2 UNIDOs MISSION STATEMENT


Partner for prosperity
UNIDO aspires to reduce poverty through sustainable industrial development. All countries should have the opportunity to grow a flourishing productive sector, to increase their participation in international trade and to safeguard their environment.

Our Services: Growth with Quality


Growth with Quality means that we continuously improve and grow all our services, which are multidisciplinary and positively transform policies and institutions worldwide. We offer solutions: Bring global expertise and experience to address complex development challenges through integrated and high-impact services. We are flexible: Differentiate and adapt our approaches and methodologies according to the needs of countries at different stages of development. We expand our services: Widen our geographic scope and increase our delivery volume to serve more countries and people. We ensure effectiveness: Measure the impact that our services have on development in order to ensure the best possible results.

Our Operations: Delivering as One UNIDO


Delivering as One UNIDO means that we are united in purpose and actions. We empower our people: Recognize and develop competencies and knowledge, encourage communication and innovative thinking, strengthen integrity and accountability and reward team achievement. We serve our stakeholders: Advance a culture of cooperation, responsiveness and ownership in addressing the needs of all our stakeholders. We lead by example: Demonstrate ethical and gender-sensitive leadership, motivate people, promote innovation and work in flexible and crossorganizational teams. We manage efficiently: Improve the timeliness and cost-efficiency of all our services and create and use business processes that minimize bureaucracy.
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1.3 UNIDOs 3 PRIORITIES(VISION)


Poverty reduction through productive activities:
UNIDO seeks to enable the poor to earn a living through productive activities, thus to find a path out of poverty. The Organization provides a comprehensive range of services customized for developing countries and transition economies, ranging from industrial policy advice to entrepreneurship and SME development, and from technology diffusion to sustainable production and the provision of rural energy for productive uses.

Trade capacity-building:
Developing countries are benefiting from increasingly participating in the global trading system. Thus, strengthening their capacity to participate in global trade is critical for their future economic growth. Especially after their accession to the WTO, their technical ability to enter into global production and value chains is key for their successful participation in international trade. UNIDO is one of the largest providers of trade-related development services, offering customer-focused advice and integrated technical assistance in the areas of competitiveness, trade policies, industrial modernization and upgrading, compliance with trade standards, testing methods and metrology.

Environment and energy:


Energy is a prerequisite for poverty reduction. Still, fundamental changes in the way societies produce and consume are indispensable for achieving global sustainable development. UNIDO therefore promotes sustainable patterns of industrial consumption and production. As a leading provider of services for improved industrial energy efficiency and sustainability, UNIDO assists developing countries and transition economies in implementing multilateral environmental agreements and in simultaneously reaching their economic and environmental goals.

1.4 KEY FACTS OF UNIDO


UNIDO was established in 1966 and became a specialized agency of the United Nations in 1985. It has 172 Member States and is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, but operates worldwide.

Governance:
UNIDOs highest decision-making body is the General Conference. It convenes every two years to set out the Organizations guiding policies. The General Conference also elects the members of UNIDOs two other governing bodies, the Industrial Development Board and the Programme and Budget Committee. Every four years, the General Conference appoints a Director General. The current Director General is Li Yong, from the Peoples Republic of China.

Funding:
UNIDOs core budget, covering staff and running costs, is funded by assessed contributions of its Member States. Programmes and projects are mainly funded through voluntary contributions from donor countries and institutions, as well as from multilateral funds. The estimated total volume of UNIDO operations for the biennium 2014-2015 is 495 million.

Staff:
UNIDO employs some 650 regular staff at its Vienna Headquarters, field offices and representational offices. It also draws on the expertise of around 3000 experts, from a wide range of countries, annually.

1.5 UNIDOs PRESENCE IN THE WORLD


UNIDO maintains a field network of regional and country offices around the World, many of which cover more than one country. Several UNIDO Desks have become operational since the Cooperation Agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was signed in 2004. These UNIDO desks generally involve UNIDO staff being placed in UNDP offices in selected Countries. A network of Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPOs) and Investment Promotion Units (IPUs) in various countries promote investment and technology flows to developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Several National Cleaner Production Centres (NCPCs) and Programmes (NCPPs), established by UNIDO and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as well as a growing number of International Technology Centres (ITCs) established by UNIDO are operational worldwide. UNIDO also has offices in Brussels, Geneva and New York.