As a specialized agency of the United Nations system, UNIDO promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. In this regard, the Organization’s mission echoes Sustainable Development Goal 9, which focuses on building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation, but also aligns with all other development goals.
UNIDO cooperates with many different entities to fulfil its mandate of Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) and to assist Member States in achieving their development goals. Partners include governments, development organizations, United Nations sister agencies, financial institutions, global environmental financing mechanisms, businesses, corporate foundations and industry associations, as well as civil society and academia.
UNIDO and the business sector are natural partners for prosperity. There are several strategic areas where UNIDO engages with business entities to build local productive capacity, enhance social inclusion and promote environmental sustainability. These areas include providing goods and services, supporting local business development and promoting sustainable industry, among others. Partnerships with the business sector take the form of project-specific collaborations, long-term global alliances often focused on a specific theme, or crystallize in the Organization’s flagship partnership model, the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP). UNIDO introduced the PCP as an innovative model that brings together relevant development partners, financial institutions and the business sector, under the leadership of the host government to accelerate the achievement of ISID. The PCP was first introduced in Ethiopia, Senegal and Peru, and is being expanded to other countries. It has already gained international recognition, hailed as a concrete model for achieving the SDGs, with a strong emphasis on SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals.Preferred partnership types
Advocacy of global issues; Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Project funding; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel; Standards and guidelines developmentSustainable Development Goals
1. No poverty; 2. Zero hunger; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 5. Gender equality; 6. Clean water and sanitation; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions; 17. Partnerships for the goalsIssue areas
Anti-Corruption; Biodiversity; Child Labour; Children's Rights; Climate Change; Education; Energy; Food and Agriculture; Forced Labour; Gender Equality; Health; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Labour; Migrant Workers; Peace; Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 10; Principle 2; Principle 3; Principle 4; Principle 5; Principle 6; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Rule of Law; Social Enterprise; Water and Sanitation; Women's Empowerment; YouthRegions / countries / territories
Food & Beverage; Industrial Goods & Services; Industrial Goods & Services - Support Services; Other; Personal & Household Goods; Retail; Technology; Telecommunications; UtilitiesGoods categories
Agriculture, aquaculture & forestry; Apparel & fashion; Beverages; Computer hardware & software; Educational; Electrical & electronics; Environmental; Food; Furniture & furnishings; Industrial; Packaging & paper products; Telecommunications; Textiles & leather products; Transportation