United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalisation, and environmental sustainability.

UNIDO’s mission is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in member states.


UNIDO in UN City
UNIDO hosts – with UNEP (UN Environment Programme) – the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) in UN City.

CTCN is the operational part of the United Nations Climate Change Convention (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) Technology Mechanism tasked with implementing the technology goals of the Paris Agreement.

The centre supports developing countries by accelerating the development and transfer of climate technologies at their request, as they strive to meet climate change and sustainable development goals.

Leveraging the expertise of its host institutions, as well as a global network of over 600 civil society private sector, and research institutions, CTCN provides technology solutions, capacity building, and advice on policy, legal and regulatory frameworks tailored to the needs of individual countries.

CTCN assistance includes technology prioritization and piloting, policy and regulatory guidance, capacity building, entrepreneurship, and market creation, and upscaling and financing support.

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