Within the UN system, UNIDO has the lead role in industrial development. It is mandated by its Constitution to promote and accelerate industrial development in developing countries and promote industrial cooperation. The ultimate aim is to create a better life for people by laying the industrial foundations for long-term prosperity and economic strength. Acting as a global forum for industrial development, UNIDO brings together representatives of government, industry, and the public and private sector from developed and developing countries as well as countries with economies in transition. UNIDO is also a service organization, putting into practice through its technical co-operation programmes the principles developed at the global forum level.