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Journalistic approval N. 560

by Court of Italy on 12.07.2006 Headquarters "Centro Commerciale EUROPA" 39100 Bolzano-Bozen (Italy) - PO-BOX N°306 Publisher Mr. Alessandro Pettenuzzo

Graphic Collaborator

AVI-MEDIA - Bolzano

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, environmental sustainability and inclusive economic growth. Grounded in 1966, UNIDO has assisted various developing countries across the globe in moving towards this goal.

UNIDO’s mandate, as enshrined in  the Lima Declaration at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013, is to promote and accelerate “Inclusive and  sustainable industrial development” (ISID) in developing countries. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the  UN General Assembly in 2015 also acknowledges the relevance of UNIDO’s ISID mandate. Through sustainable development goal 9,  the Member States of the United Nations call upon the international community to “build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive  and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. At all levels of development, industry has been identified as the primary  driver in alleviating poverty, achieving food security and minimizing damage to the environment. Specific industry-related targets have also been identified under each sustainable development goal. UNIDO’s programmatic activities in achieving inclusive and sustainable industrial development  are divided between three thematic areas: creating shared prosperity, advancing economic competitiveness, and safeguarding the environment.  Further to that, technical cooperation projects range across agribusiness and rural entrepreneurship development, productive activities for women  and youth, human security and post-crisis rehabilitation, investment and technology promotion, SME and entrepreneurship development,  competitive trade capacities and corporate responsibility, resource-efficient and low-carbon production, clean energy access for productive use, and implementation of multilateral environmental agreements. UNIDO’s programmes are tailored to the country or regional dimensions of international  development cooperation. Cross-cutting functions of UNIDO include analytical and policy advisory work, standard setting and compliance, and  convening stakeholders for knowledge transfer and networking.

UNIDO has a long history of cooperation with India. India is one of the founding  members of UNIDO, and hosts one of UNIDO’s largest technical cooperation portfolios among all its member states. The UNIDO-India collaboration  has been extensive and multifaceted. UNIDO’s projects in India have placed special emphasis on SME development, partnerships with the private  sector, and research. In recent years energy and environment have become the special focus. UNIDO has also assisted India in fulfilling its obligations under various multilateral agreements, as well as in becoming a key player for South-South cooperation. This publication illustrates the various fields of the UNIDOIndia cooperation. Technical cooperation projects,  rivate partnerships, regional projects, South-South cooperation initiatives and global forums have been highlighted here to demonstrate the  multidimensional nature of the partnership. UNIDO has partnered with a number of government ministries, industry associations and institutes in  India, resulting in the successful implementation of a large number of projects and the transfer of technology and expertise to other developing countries, especially to LDCs in Africa. UNIDO’s interventions in India are clearly aligned with the priorities set by its Government. The new  Government formed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the “Make in India” initiative, which aims to make India a global manufacturing  hub. In this context, UNIDO and India have developed a strong working relationship to build a solid industrial sector to generate employment,  alleviate poverty and protect the environment. UNIDO’s activities are also concurrent with other initiatives by the government, such as “Smart Cities”  and “Swachh Bharat” (“Clean India”). The UNIDO-India cooperation currently focuses on fostering sustainable development through implementing  energy and environment-related projects, as well as through technology development and productivity-enhancing activities. A new institutional  structure of UNIDO, the International Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (IC-ISID), was launched in New Delhi in 2015. I  am confident, that with the firm support of the Government of India, the UNIDO-India cooperation will continue to be as fruitful and successful as it  has been in the past. Through an increased project portfolio, integration with national priorities and cohesive execution of projects, UNIDO is  committed to furthering inclusive and sustainable industrial development not only in India, but in various developing countries across the world.


LI  Yong

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Director General

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