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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Ralf Bredel

Subject(s):
Developing countries

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The origins of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (‘UNIDO’) can be traced to a series of studies on a programme of rapid industrialization of developing countries that the United Nations (UN) Secretariat carried out during the early 1950s at the request of the United Nations Economic and Social Council ( United Nations, Economic and Social Council [ECOSOC] ). The latter had been stimulated by a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1951, at its sixth session ( United Nations, General Assembly ) . These studies culminated in a...
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