– the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together
     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO is to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition. This includes developing the technical infrastructure, including metrology.

The BIPM and UNIDO cooperate to promote SI and the world metrology system for developing nations through UNIDO support for quality infrastructure, and specifically for metrology at national level in developing countries and for regional metrology initiatives, particularly with AFRIMETS.

Formal relationship:
Links between the BIPM and the UNIDO:

  • The BIPM has a close working relationship with UNIDO related to UNIDO support projects for AFRIMETS, for which Mr Andy Henson is a member of the Steering Committee.
  • UNIDO is one of the partners in INetQI.
  • Mr Andy Henson lectures at UNIDO workshops providing training for developing countries on trade capacity development.

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