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United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
In India since: 1966
About: UNIDO is a specialised agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalisation and environmental sustainability. UNIDO’s Regional Office acts to mobilise knowledge, information, innovation, skills and technology to promote competitive industry and productive employment by applying best practices and approaches to common problems of the region, whilst also protecting the environment.
Location: New Delhi
Focus Areas: Integrated SME Cluster Development; Trade and Capacity Building, improving Quality standards and Productivity in MSME Industries, Promoting livelihood in North-Eastern India (cane and bamboo); Promoting Solar Energy, Waste to Energy, Energy Efficiency, Clean Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Cities, Environmentally Sound Management of PCBs and Medical Waste, support in fulfilling obligations under international agreements such as the Stockholm Convention and the Montreal Protocol, Technology transfer and upgradation, and South-South Cooperation, especially for Least Developed Countries in Asia and Africa.
Nodal Ministries: Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion; Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Flagship Publication/s: UNIDO Times; Making It: Magazine on Industrial Development