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United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Li Yong at Speical Event on Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa in 2017; UN Photo 734998

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

  • Established by A/RES/2152 (XXI) of 17 Nov. 1966; became a specialized agency of the United Nations in 1985
  • Constitution adopted at UN Conference on the Establishment of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, 8 April 1979, Vienna
  • Relationship Agreement with UN (1985)
  • Governing Bodies
    • 1985-present
      • General Conference
        • Meets once every two years
      • Industrial Development Board
        • 53 members
        • Meets once a year
    • 1967-1985
  • Legal texts
  • Flagship publications
  • Statistics
  • Directors-General (1985-present)
    • 2013- : Li Yong (China)
    • 2005-2013: Kandeh Yumkella (Sierra Leone)
    • 1997-2005: Carlos Alfredo Magarinos (Argentina)
    • 1993-1997: Mauricio de Maria y Campos (Mexico) (UNIDOlinks No. 299/1993, p. 1, UN Library (NY) call no.: UNIDO(05)/N3)
    • 1985-1993: Domingo Siazon, Jr. (Philippines) (Press release BIO/2120-IDO/1064 [1985])
  • Executive Directors (1967-1985)
    • 1975-1985: Abd-El Rahman Khane (Algeria) (Press release BIO/1176-SG/A/163-IDO/567 [1974])
    • 1967-1974: Ibrahim Helmi Abdel-Rahman (Egypt)