UNIDO in UN system
„History teaches us that manufacturing acts as a stimulus for economic transformation in developing countries. Industry drives innovation and technical progress, which are taken up in turn by other sectors of the economy, like agriculture and services. In this way, industrialization benefits society as a whole”.
Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General,
Remarks at Africa Industrialization Day Panel (2009)
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a part of the United Nations System and the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
Alongside with the UNIDO, there is a number of independent organizations in the UN System, established for solution of specialized tasks, such as WHO, UNESCO, IAEA, WTO and others.
UNIDO cooperates with other UN agencies through the coordinating mechanism of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Economic and Social Council is a forum for discussing economic issues related to trade, transport, economic development, and social issues. ECOSOC consider the reports of a number of specialized agencies, funds and programs, which are separate entities with their membership, budget and headquarters.