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United Nations Industrial Development Organization

(UNIDO), specialized agency of the United Nations. Headquartered in Vienna, it was organized in 1966 and made a specialized UN agency in 1985. UNIDO's mission is to promote industrial progress in developing nations. It mobilizes knowledge, skills, information, and technology in order to promote employment, aid in creating competitive economies, and foster a healthy environment in those nations it assists. UNIDO works with the cooperation of 173 member states, and has 36 country and regional offices and a variety of other offices. It acts as a global forum and as a technical cooperation agency, both generating and disseminating vital knowledge and designing and implementing specific programs to help in the industrial development of its client states.
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Also run by a Communist Chinese agent is the UN Industrial Development Organization, a disgraced entity helping to build up hostile Third World regimes, such as the murderous dictatorships in North Korea and Cuba, with Western money and technology.
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QNA Vienna HE Sheikh Ali bin Jassim al Thani, Qatar's ambassador to Austria and permanent envoy to the UN organisations in Vienna, met with UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Director-General Li Yong.
VIENNA, Nov 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait on Tuesday affirmed support for the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as encouraging industrial development to address poverty, discrimination and marginalization.
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In an opinion essay for Project Syndicate, Kandeh Yumkella, director general of the UN Industrial Development Organization, suggests the time has come for these nations to upgrade their economies by focusing on ""value-added, agro-industrial manufactured products." This would result in selling chocolate or garments rather than exporting raw cocoa and cotton.
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ITC quality experts are now engaged in supporting an initiative by the UN Industrial Development Organization and the EU to accredit national laboratories.
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