UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.
The mission of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States.
The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development in the next fifteen years. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs.
UNIDO has its Headquarters in Vienna and Offices in Brussels, Geneva and New York that maintain on-the-spot contacts with Member States and the other United Nations organizations based there. Still, with the progressive decentralization of decision-making processes at the national level, including those related to the UN Reform and the ONE UN pilots, the presence of UNIDO in the field is becoming increasingly crucial. UNIDO thus maintains a field network comprising of 47 regional and country offices around the world.
UNIDO is constantly looking for talented and motivated new employees who can contribute to the success of the Organization.
UNIDO adheres to the UN Common System of salaries, allowances and benefits. More information can be found on the ICSC website.