Who We Are


The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization, and environmental sustainability. UNIDO capitalizes on its vast global competencies to provide technical assistance and bring together resources and best practices from different sectors to achieve economic growth and prosperity that is socially – inclusive and environmentally – sustainable. UNIDO believes that inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) is a key approach toward achieving the world’s post – 2015 development agenda.


Core to UNIDO’s mission are interventions that (1) provide opportunities to improve productivity for income generation, (2) increase capacity to engage in economic activities such as local and international trade, and (3) promote future sustainability through safeguarding the environment and facilitating access to efficient energy systems and renewable sources of energy.


In the delivery of UNIDO’s assistance, important consideration is accorded to relevant cross – cutting concerns such as human rights, jobs creation, gender equality, youth empowerment, private sector engagement, and innovation capacity, among others.


What We Do


UNIDO’s work in the Philippines focuses on providing technical assistance to government, private sector, and local communities in support of the country’s priority development goals. Based on its mandate and capitalizing on its core competencies, UNIDO’s comparative strength and advantage revolve around the following thematic priorities that are aligned with country development plans.


  1. Rural and Agro-Industrial Development
  2. Trade Facilitation and M/SME Development
  3. Sustainable Energy
  4. Environmental Protection
  5. Post-Disaster Livelihood and Economic Recovery


How We Work


UNIDO harnesses its global experience and competencies to implement projects in the Philippines using financial support from multilaterals, members of the donor community, and UNIDO core resources. Projects can also tap on counterpart funding provided by the private sector and other development partners.


UNIDO takes serious steps to ensure that projects implemented are consistent with the country’s development priorities outlined in major development plans. During project implementation, UNIDO works closely with government, local communities, non – governmental organizations, private sector, academe, other development partners, and international experts to deliver interventions that are both inclusive and sustainable.


Ongoing Projects


UNIDO’s ongoing interventions in the Philippines include the following:


  • The Philippine Industrial Energy Efficiency Project
  • Improve the Health and Environment of Artisanal Gold Mining Communities in Southeast Asia by Reducing Mercury Emissions (Regional Project for Indonesia and Philippines
  • Sector Plan to Phase-out HCFC-141b in the Foam Sector in the Philippines
  • Demonstration of Best Available Techniques and Best Environmental Practices (BAT/BEP) in Fossil – fired Utilities and Industrial Boilers in Response to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • Promote the Development of an Ecological Cities (Eco-Cities) Network in South East Asia
  • Enabling Activities to Review and Update the National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • Global Programme to demonstrate the viability and removal of barriers that impede adoption and successful implementation of available, non-combustion technologies for destroying persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
UNIDO Field Office Philippines 
29/F Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza, 
6819 Ayala Avenue Cor. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
1229 Philippines 
Tel: (+63-2) 901-0441/0442
Fax: (+63-2) 889-7202 
E-mail: office.philippines@unido.org
UNIDO Headquarters 
Vienna International Centre
Wagramerstr.5, P.O. Box 300, 
1400 Vienna, Austria 
Tel: (+43-1) 26026-0 
Fax: (+43-1)269 2669
E-mail: unido@unido.org

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