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The use of the name and emblem of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is reserved for the exclusive use of the Organization. It may not be used for any other reason without the express authorization of the Director General of UNIDO. Unauthorized use of the UNIDO name and emblem is prohibited by Article 6ter of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, revised at Stockholm in 1967, which provides protection in respect of the names, flags, emblems and abbreviations of international organizations and prohibits their use, without authorization, either as trademarks, or as elements of trademarks. UNIDO’s name, emblem and abbreviation are registered under Article 6ter of the Convention. Any request for authorization to use the UNIDO name and emblem should be sent to


It has been brought to our attention that certain individuals may be using the name of UNIDO in a fraudulent or misleading manner in order to promote themselves as experts or to create an association with UNIDO that does not, in fact, exist. Individuals who successfully complete a UNIDO-sponsored training programme receive a Certificate of Qualification, which, however, does not necessarily establish any direct association or affiliation with UNIDO. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about UNIDO’s expert training programmes, please write to UNIDO CIIC in Russia — or to UNIDO directly by contacting


Any suspected wrongdoing may be reported by addressing a complaint directly to UNIDO’s Office of Internal Oversight and Ethics (IOE) through its Online Reporting Tool. As an alternative, you may also report to IOE as follows:

  • By email:
  • By telephone: +43 1 26026 3666 (24 hour voicemail system)
  • By confidential fax: +43 1 26026 6831
  • By letter or in person:
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
    Office of Internal Oversight and Ethics (IOE) – Room D2149
    Vienna International Center Wagramer Strasse 5
    1400 Vienna, Austria
    All mail should be marked „Personal and Confidential“.