Unido`s origins can be attributed to a series of studies on the rapid industrialization of developing countries conducted by the United Nations Secretariat in the early 1950s at the request of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In 1962, the Secretariat`s Industry Division became a centre of industrial development. In 1966, the General Assembly established UNIDO as a special organ of the United Nations (GA res. 2152 (XXI)) and the Organization was formally established in January 1967, headquartered in Vienna, Austria. The Second General Conference of UNIDO, in 1975, recommended the transformation of UNIDO into a special agency, and this process was completed in December 1985. Subsequently, proposals to further institutionalize industrial development issues within the United Nations were considered by various advisory groups and inter-agency bodies. Subsequently, in November 1966, the United Nations General Assembly established UNIDO as a special organ of the United Nations.  In January 1967, the organization was formally established, headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Compared to the Centre for industrial development, the establishment of UNIDO should expand the work of its predecessor. In addition to standard-setting activities, such as, for example. B as a forum for discussion, analytical functions and dissemination of information, UNIDO has engaged in operational activities, i.e. technical cooperation activities.
Unido was established in 1966 as a United Nations programme based in Vienna, Austria, and became a special agency of the United Nations in 1985. UNIDO headquarters are located at the Vienna International Centre, the UN campus, which also houses the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Vienna International CentrePO Box300A-1400 WienÖsterreichAphone: (+43 1) 260 260Fax: (+43 1) 269 2669E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org UNIDO participates in various inter-institutional coordination mechanisms of the UNITED Nations system, participates in programme-related working groups and management-related coordination groups. In its programmatic activities, UNIDO cooperates with United Nations organizations that are relevant to their thematic priorities and cooperates with the World Trade Organization (WTO) within the framework of the Expanded Integrated Framework on Aid for Trade. UNIDO is also an executive body under the Global Environment Facility (GEF), a central agency of the UN Global Compact and an important implementing body for several multilateral environmental agreements, including the Montreal Protocol, the Stockholm Convention and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. UNIDO has direct cooperation agreements with civil society organizations, universities, public institutions and transnational corporations. UNIDO supports countries in their environmental management efforts, including the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements and the provision of sustainable energy. It contributes to the creation of new green industries, establishes national roadmaps for greening the supply chain, sets benchmarks and indicators, disseminates and shares best practices, implements clean technology programmes, conducts various capacity building exercises and contributes to international forums with the necessary research and expertise. . . .