The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Its mandate is to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition, and work towards improving living conditions in the world's poorest countries by drawing on its combined global resources and expertise.
UNIDO works with developing countries and economies in transition, where it promotes and accelerates industrialization as a source of economic growth needed to fight poverty. At the same time, it helps protect the environment by supporting clean and sustainable industrial development.
As a technical cooperation agency, it designs and implements programmes focused on three thematic priorities, which directly respond to global development priorities. These priorities are:
The responsibility of the UNIDO Office in Brussels is to ensure adequate representation in Brussels to strengthen UNIDO’s visibility and interaction with the European Union (EU) and its institutions, the ACP Secretariat, the Centre for the Development of Enterprise, the UN System in Brussels and the Belgian Authorities. The office also maintains a close liaison with Member State Missions located in Brussels and has a liaison function to the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg and to the Luxembourgian authorities.
The main objective of the UNIDO office in Brussels is to continue to further develop the partnership between the European Union and UNIDO, with a focus on UNIDO’s priority areas: poverty reduction through productive activities, trade capacity-building and environment and energy. The main activities of the staff are to:
UNIDO Brussels Office UN House 14, rue Montoyer B - 1000 Bruxelles Belgium tel: +32 2 511 16 90 fax: +32 2 511 75 88 E-mail:
UNIDO Headquarters Vienna International Centre Wagramerstr. 5 P.O. Box 300 A-1400 Vienna Austria Tel: +43 (1) 26026-0 Fax: +43 (1) 2692669 E-mail:
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UNIDO Headquarters Vienna International Centre Wagramerstr. 5 P.O. Box 300 A-1400 Vienna Austria Tel: +43 (1) 26026-0 Fax: +43 (1) 2692669 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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