AFRICAN FEDERATION OF LEATHER AND ALLIED INDUSTRIES
Contact: Hechemi Cherif, President
17, Rue Adderrahmen D'jaziri - 1002 TUNIS (TUNISIA)
Tel: 216 1 795.551 - Fax: 216 1 799.270
International Council of Hides, Skins and Leather Traders Association
Douglas House, Douglas Road, Melrose, ROXBURGHSHIRE TD6 9QT SCOTLAND, U.K.
Tel: 44 1896 82 2233 - Fax: 44 1896 82 3344
THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF TANNERS
Leather Trade House, Kings Park Road, Moulton Park, NORTHAMPTON, NW3 6JD, U.K.
Tel: 44 01604 679917 - Fax: 44 01604 679998
International Union of Leather Technologists
Contact: Dr.Richard Roy
British School of Leather Technology
NN2 7AL - NORTHAMPTON
Tel: 44 (0) 1604 735500 - Fax: 44 (0) 1604 711183
International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians
Union Internationale des Techniciens de l'Industrie de la Chaussure
Die Internationale Union der Schuh Industrie Techniker
Unión Internacional de Técnicos de la Industria del Calzado
General Secretary of UITIC: CTC - 4, rue Hermann Frenkel 69367 LYON Cedex 07 FRANCE
Tel.: +33 (0)4 72 76 10 03 – Fax : +33 (0)4 70 76 10 01
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
P.O.Box 300, Wagramerstr. 5, A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel: 43 (1) 26026 3762 - Fax: 43 (1) 26026 6849
UNIDO was set up in 1966 and became a specialized agency of the United Nations Organization (UN) in 1985. As part of the UNITED NATIONS common system, UNIDO has responsibility for promoting industrialization throughout the developing world, in cooperation with its 171 Member States and with the help of its offices represented in 35 developing countries. UNIDO helps developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their fight against marginalization in today's globalized world. It mobilizes knowledge, skills, information and technology to promote productive employment, a competitive economy and a sound environment.
The Textile and Leather Unit (TLU) within the Agro-Industries and Sectoral Support Branch (AGR), Programme Development and Technical Cooperation Division (PTC) focuses on integrated sector interventions, strengthening, establishing or rebuilding the leather and leather products (including footwear) value chains from producers to local, regional and international markets. Pilot enterprises are assisted in their rehabilitation through improved technological processes and operations, streamlined plant layouts, smoother production flow, improved product quality, enhancing productivity, developing labour and managerial skills as well as evaluating business opportunities, building product ranges. Marketing capabilities are upgraded through the availability of up-to-date fashion and market trends information, improved product ranges supported by cost information and pricing strategies, advice on product design and innovation, established mechanisms for promotion of local products on international markets through the participation to trade fairs and trade missions. A dialogue is maintained with and support of the world leather-based industry sub-sector through the Leather and Leather Products Industry Panel meetings, preparation of publications related to leather-related marketing and trade; design and product development; technology; pollution control; quality requirements; information sources and training opportunities.