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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SOUNDBITE (English) Jean Rodriguez, spokesperson for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE):
He also served as the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
The Convention on the cross-border long-distance air pollution was signed in 1979 within the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, and came into force in 1983.
When ratified by 16 of the signatory nations, both agreements will become treaties with the binding force of international law, explains Lars Nordberg, deputy director of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE), whose 55 member nations drafted the new documents.
McKee also chairs several committees of the International Energy Agency, the World Energy Council and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
On February 20-23, 2018 the 80th session of the Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is taking place in Geneva.
The meeting is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Regional Group of the United Nations for Europe and Central Asia, and is chaired by the Government of Switzerland, says the report.
European countries are encouraged to apply the principles of a green economy in the forest sector by 2020, FAO and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said today at the opening of the European Forest Week.
The directive is based on standards defined by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
The same is true for the bus and coach sector; Community action seems all the more necessary since these sectors generally do not enter into the scope of international agreements, with the exception of the Athens Convention for maritime transport (which puts in place rules for the compensation of passengers in the event of an accident) and a convention from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, only ratified by a few member states.
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.
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