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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mandate of UNIDO is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition.

 

The Organization draws on four mutually reinforcing categories of services: technical cooperation, analytical and policy advisory services, standard setting and compliance, and a convening function for knowledge transfer and networking. UNIDO’s vision is a world where economic development is inclusive and sustainable and economic progress is equitable.

 

The Organization focuses on three main thematic areas:

 

UNIDO has been assisting the Government of Egypt towards the achievement of broader social and economic growth through the promotion of an enabling institutional infrastructure, a vibrant private sector and a conducive business environment, within an environmentally sustainable framework.

 

UNIDO’s mandate is to advance Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) in Egypt as a means to accelerate industrialization in the country while leaving no one behind in benefitting from industrial growth and from the globalization of markets for industrial goods and services.

 

UNIDO proposes an approach to industrial development characterized by: (i) a focus on strategic and sustain- able choices; (ii) tailor-made solutions based on local capabilities and potentials; (iii) attention to all segments of productive actors, including leading enterprises but particularly focusing on SMEs with a view to facilitate their interaction to reach common development goals and equitable development.

 

For more information about UNIDO, please visit http://www.unido.org/.