General information: The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)- was founded in 1966 by the General Assembly of United Nations. Since its establishment, UNIDO has focused on solving problems on industrial issues of governments, business associations and private companies. UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development and cooperation from January 1, 1986. Currently, 172 countries are members of this organization.
Objection: To promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies, to improve competitively industrial production, to help the creation of international industrial partners, to strengthen the industrial development related to the equitable and environmental responsibility of society.
Cooperation with Azerbaijan: The Republic of Azerbaijan is a member of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization since 1993. Within the framework of the organization Azerbaijan signed “Memorandum on cooperation in the field of industrial development “in 2000.”The Framework Program on Cooperation for 2005-2010″ was signed between Azerbaijan and Organization in 2005. Different projects are carried out in various areas, including energy efficiency to be increased, development of the national industrial statistics programs, supporting small and medium entrepreneurship, improvement of the environment and etc. by the organization. Kandeh Yumkella, the General Director of the organization paid a visit to Azerbaijan in July 2010.
The regional seminars on industrial parks are planned to organize by the UNIDO in Azerbaijan in the on 17-18 of April, 2012.
Azerbaijan was invited to participate as an expert in the second phase of the conference to be held in Slovenia in 2014.
Currently, the negotiations on the signing of the frame document to cover the years of 2013-2017 between Azerbaijan and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are carried out.
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