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Seventieth session of the Commission, 18-19 April 2023

Seventieth session of the Commission, 18-19 April 2023

Digital and Green Transformations for Sustainable Development in the Region of the Economic Commission for Europe

18 - 19 April 2023
Room XIX, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

 

 

A green transformation is urgently needed to address pressing challenges, including sustainable energy transition and deployment of low carbon solutions, to fight climate change, biodiversity loss, and reduce environmental pressures. Digital technologies are opening up new possibilities for economic development, policy implementation and the management of public services. They also offer the potential for an improved management of natural resources and facilitate the shift towards a circular economy by filling information gaps, increasing efficiency and making new forms of economic activity possible, including changes in production and consumption patterns.

The 70th session of the Commission will gather ministers and deputy ministers from the UNECE region and provide member States with an opportunity to: 

  • Exchange experiences on digital and green transformations for sustainable development in the ECE region 
  • Share success stories, identify knowledge gaps and areas for further action 
  • Consider issues of importance for the economic integration and cooperation among the countries of the region
  • Review the progress of the Commission’s activities.

Ahead of the main Commission session, UNECE is hosting virtual side events from 3 April - 5 April 2023.

Pictures of the Commission session can be accessed here.

Documentation

38937 _ Item 1, E/ECE/1502 - Annotated provisional agenda for the seventieth session _ 375479 _ English _ 773 _ 374622 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 1, E/ECE/1502 - Annotated provisional agenda for the seventieth session _ 375479 _ French _ 780 _ 374623 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 1, E/ECE/1502 - Annotated provisional agenda for the seventieth session _ 375479 _ Russian _ 864 _ 374624 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 2, E/ECE/1505 - Toolbox of instruments of the Economic Commission for Europe related to digital transformation _ 376247 _ English _ 773 _ 375526 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 2, E/ECE/1505 - Toolbox of instruments of the Economic Commission for Europe related to digital transformation _ 376247 _ Russian _ 864 _ 375528 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 4, E/ECE/2023/L.1 - Economic and Social Effects of Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine _ 376373 _ English _ 773 _ 375764 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 4, E/ECE/2023/L.1 - Economic and Social Effects of Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine _ 376373 _ French _ 780 _ 375765 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 4, E/ECE/2023/L.1 - Economic and Social Effects of Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine _ 376373 _ Russian _ 864 _ 375766 _ pdf
38937 _ E/ECE/2023/L.1/Rev.1 - Economic and Social Effects of Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine (Revision) _ 377625 _ English _ 773 _ 378619 _ pdf
38937 _ E/ECE/2023/L.1/Rev.1 - Economic and Social Effects of Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine (Revision) _ 377625 _ French _ 780 _ 378620 _ pdf
38937 _ E/ECE/2023/L.1/Rev.1 - Economic and Social Effects of Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine (Revision) _ 377625 _ Russian _ 864 _ 378621 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 6, E/ECE/1508 - Report on activities of the Executive Committee _ 376249 _ English _ 773 _ 375532 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 6, E/ECE/1508 - Report on activities of the Executive Committee _ 376249 _ French _ 780 _ 375533 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 6, E/ECE/1508 - Report on activities of the Executive Committee _ 376249 _ Russian _ 864 _ 375534 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 7, E/ECE/1509 - Other issues calling for decision by the Commission _ 376250 _ English _ 773 _ 375535 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 7, E/ECE/1509 - Other issues calling for decision by the Commission _ 376250 _ French _ 780 _ 375536 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 7, E/ECE/1509 - Other issues calling for decision by the Commission _ 376250 _ Russian _ 864 _ 375537 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 7, E/ECE/1509/Add.1 - Other issues calling for decision by the Commission (Addendum) _ 376782 _ English _ 773 _ 376542 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 7, E/ECE/1509/Add.1 - Other issues calling for decision by the Commission (Addendum) _ 376782 _ French _ 780 _ 376543 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 7, E/ECE/1509/Add.1 - Other issues calling for decision by the Commission (Addendum) _ 376782 _ Russian _ 864 _ 376544 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 7, E/ECE/1510 - Evaluation of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development _ 376252 _ English _ 773 _ 375539 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 7, E/ECE/1510 - Evaluation of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development _ 376252 _ French _ 780 _ 375540 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 7, E/ECE/1510 - Evaluation of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development _ 376252 _ Russian _ 864 _ 375541 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 7 - Oral statement related to draft decision VIII _ 376253 _ English _ 773 _ 375542 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 7 - Oral Statement related to draft decision IX _ 376254 _ English _ 773 _ 375543 _ pdf
38937 _ Item 10 – E/ECE/1503 - Advance copy of Biennial report _ 378505 _ English _ 773 _ 381085 _ pdf

High-level Statements

42013 _ Albania - High level statement _ 377735 _ English _ 773 _ 378871 _ pdf
42013 _ Armenia - High level statement _ 377730 _ English _ 773 _ 378866 _ pdf
42013 _ Austria - High level statement _ 377672 _ English _ 773 _ 378758 _ pdf
42013 _ Belarus - High level statement _ 377673 _ Russian _ 864 _ 378823 _ pdf
42013 _ Croatia - High level statement _ 377741 _ English _ 773 _ 378877 _ pdf
42013 _ Cyprus - High level statement _ 377675 _ English _ 773 _ 378761 _ pdf
42013 _ Czechia - High level statement _ 377676 _ English _ 773 _ 378762 _ pdf
42013 _ Estonia - High level statement _ 377678 _ English _ 773 _ 378764 _ pdf
42013 _ European Union - High level statement _ 377679 _ English _ 773 _ 378766 _ pdf
42013 _ France - High level statement _ 377734 _ French _ 780 _ 378870 _ pdf
42013 _ Georgia - High level statement _ 377736 _ English _ 773 _ 378872 _ pdf
42013 _ Germany - High level statement _ 377731 _ English _ 773 _ 378867 _ pdf
42013 _ Israel - High level statement _ 377739 _ English _ 773 _ 378875 _ pdf
42013 _ Kazakhstan - High level statement _ 377732 _ English _ 773 _ 378868 _ pdf
42013 _ Montenegro - High level statement _ 377680 _ English _ 773 _ 378767 _ pdf
42013 _ Poland - High level statement _ 377681 _ English _ 773 _ 378768 _ pdf
42013 _ Portugal - High level statement _ 377709 _ English _ 773 _ 378824 _ pdf
42013 _ Russian Federation - High level statement _ 377682 _ Russian _ 864 _ 378769 _ pdf
42013 _ Serbia - High level statement _ 377683 _ English _ 773 _ 378770 _ pdf
42013 _ Slovakia - High level statement _ 377733 _ English _ 773 _ 378869 _ pdf
42013 _ Slovenia - High level statement _ 377684 _ English _ 773 _ 378771 _ pdf
42013 _ Switzerland - High level statement _ 377740 _ English _ 773 _ 378876 _ pdf
42013 _ Türkiye - High level statement _ 377737 _ English _ 773 _ 378873 _ pdf
42013 _ Turkmenistan - High level statement _ 377669 _ English _ 773 _ 378747 _ pdf
42013 _ United Kingdom - High level statement _ 377738 _ English _ 773 _ 378874 _ pdf
42013 _ United States - High level statement _ 377685 _ English _ 773 _ 378772 _ pdf

Presentations

42075 _ INForest _ 377700 _ English _ 773 _ 378800 _ pdf
42075 _ The PEP _ 377701 _ English _ 773 _ 378801 _ pdf
42075 _ Task Force on Access to Information under the Aarhus Convention _ 377702 _ English _ 773 _ 378802 _ pdf
42075 _ PRTR Register of Serbia _ 377703 _ English _ 773 _ 378803 _ pdf
42075 _ Blockchain implementation in Uzbek textile _ 377704 _ English _ 773 _ 378804 _ pdf

Virtual Side Events, 3 - 5 April

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From 3 to 5 April 2023, three days of side events will be held in the lead up to the Commission session, to advance bold themes to help shape the future of our region, with prominent speakers participating from across the international community:

3 April 2023 - Promoting Circular Economy and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

This first day of events will explore thematic areas such as shaping policies for the circular economy, fostering circular solutions through innovation, accelerating decarbonization and promoting circularity through transparency in value chains, and driving the green transition through the UNECE network: Circular STEP.

4 April 2023 - Digital and Green Transformations for Sustainable Development

The second day of events will delve into thematic areas such as leveraging digital solutions for the circular economy, digitalization and sustainable management of critical raw materials, and UN standards and reference data models for the digital transformation of multi-modal supply chains.

5 April 2023 - Horizon-Scanning: Future of Regulations in the Pan-European Region

The third day of side events will delve into an analysis of trends that are likely to impact the region in the next 25 years, exploring the themes of horizon-scanning and strategic foresight for the region in the age of the polycrisis, building future-ready competencies, and ways of developing 'future-proof' norms and conventions.

Click here to register for the side events.