United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency in the United Nations system, aimed at promotion and acceleration of industrial development in developing countries and countries with economies in transition and the promotion of international industrial cooperation.
As of 1 January 2014, 171 states are members of UNIDO. The General Conference is the highest policy-making organ of the Organization. The UNIDO is headquartered in Vienna, Austria; it works towards improving the quality of life of developing countries by providing technical cooperation to implement their development plans for sustainable industrialization in their public, cooperative and private sectors.
UNIDO maintains a variety of databases comprising statistics of overall industrial growth, detailed data on business structure and statistics on major indicators of industrial performance by country in the historical time series.