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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Ralf Bredel

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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