Development Innovations and Networks

Innovations et réseaux pour le développement (IRED)
Innovaciones y Redes para el Desarrollo

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Founded 8 Sep 1980, Geneva (Switzerland), when Articles were adopted; Articles modified on 3 Oct 1988, Harare (Zimbabwe). Rules of Procedure adopted 4 Oct 1988, Harare. Articles and Rules of Procedure modified on 21 Oct 1994, Mexico. Also referred to as Association of Development Innovations and Networks.


Find out or instigate anywhere in the world innovating initiatives likely to contribute to self-reliant development at local, regional and national levels; assist such initiatives in establishing mutual relations on different continents and at various levels; support or create networks facilitating communication between and joint action by local development initiatives; assist such local development initiatives and networks in particular through supplying financial resources, consultations and technical advice, organization and management; support and encourage the setting up or promotion of self-reliant development zones, giving priority to existing ones, in order to study development as a whole; facilitate the establishment of new forms of international cooperation between industrialized and poor countries and among the latter; in general, support and promote any initiative responding to needs of underprivileged local populations and helping them to take part in decision-making and to get organized as they wish.

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Networking/liaising; capacity building; financial and/or material support; knowledge management/information dissemination; events/meetings.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Consultative Status); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (General Category).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 17 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 53 countries
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Subjects *

  • Development
    • Development
  • Innovative change
    • Innovation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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