The Kyrgyz Republic became a member of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on 8 April 1993.
The activities of UNIDO, established in November 1966, are aimed at eradicating poverty through inclusive and sustainable industrial development, which is a key factor for the successful implementation of the economic, social and environmental objectives of sustainable development.
UNIDO's efforts in Kyrgyzstan focus on the development of renewable energy, agribusiness and processing of agricultural products, especially through increasing the competitiveness of local production, as well as building trade capacity.
Director-General Li Yong visited Kyrgyzstan twice in April 2014 and June 2017. As part of the visits, meetings were held at the highest and highest levels.
The Organization is currently in the final stages of preparing the draft country partnership program (PCP) for inclusive and sustainable industrial development of UNIDO, as well as the Industrial Development Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Nowadays, the Kyrgyz Republic is implementing 5 long-term projects in the field of industrial development. One of the projects is the PCP.
In the "Kyrchyn" ethno valley as part of the "III-World Nomadic Games", UNIDO will present in one of the yurts products produced in the Kyrgyz Republic with the support of the Organization, as well as present information on the PCP.
April 13, 2017 Permanent Representative of Kyrgyzstan to the United Nations in Vienna Ambassador Bakyt Dzhusupov presented his credentials to the UNIDO Director General Li Yong.