Economic Commission for Europe


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Economic Commission for Europe

A commission established by the United Nations in 1947 to foster economic and other cooperation among European states. It discusses land administration, urban development and environmental issues.
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Also, the representative of the Russian Federation gave proposals to the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on the possibility of contracting parties to approve technical secretariats to perform part of the function of the approval authority.
SOUNDBITE (English) Paola Deda Chief of Forestry and Timber Section, UN Economic Commission for Europe:
Furthermore, it opens up the convention to the accession of countries not affiliated with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
THE UNITED Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has been successfully pushing the adoption of a 1968 convention harmonising road signs and signals into the former Soviet Union.
Today, Europe is a global leader and innovator in international laws aimed at reducing the flow of pollution across borders, and many of those laws are developed and implemented under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE).
Partners fall into three categories: users of international standards, represented by the International Chamber of Commerce, the Industry Cooperation on Standards and Conformity Assessment and the International Federation of Standards Users; international standards bodies, represented by International Electrotechnical Commission, the International Organization for Standardization and the International Telecommunications Union; and UN organizations, including ITC, UNCTAD, the UN Economic Commission for Europe, United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)-which, despite its name, also includes Canada, the United States, and the former Soviet republics-took up the problem of persistent organic pollutants, or POPs.
Seminar on promotion of innovative, high-growth enterprises in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus was held in Minsk on 5-6 March, organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
Meetings were held with the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Robert Azevedo and also with the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Olga Algayerova, the Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Mukhisa Kituyi, and with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Francis Gurry.
In this context, Turkmenistan and Croatia could enhance collaboration in specialized international organizations, in particular the UN Economic Commission for Europe.
The EU Council of Ministers, gathered in Brussels on 3 December, approved, in the name of the European Community, the first and second amendments to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (the so-called Espoo Convention) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
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