The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) promotes inclusive and sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition, based on three thematic priorities:
industrial development for poverty reduction
inclusive globalization; and
Each of these programmatic areas incorporates technical cooperation; analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Gender equality is considered core to delivering on each priority.
UNIDO, together with UN Environment, hosts the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), headquartered in Copenhagen’s UN City. The Centre delivers proven technology solutions at the request of developing countries as they strive to reach their energy-efficient, low-carbon and climate-resiliency goals by matching their needs to the expertise of a global network of technology companies, organizations and financing resources.