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Efficient and interconnected transport corridors integrating all transport modes (so-called “intermodal transport”, smoothly integrating sea, rail, road and air) are key to facilitate commercial exchanges and movements of people in a safe, efficient and sustainable way, thus fostering economic
As global momentum builds in support of transboundary water cooperation worldwide, more than 15 countries from outside the Pan-European region have announced their interest to ratify the Water Convention. These accessions can reinforce transboundary cooperation agreements all over the world,
Blind spots - those areas around a vehicle that the driver can't fully see by looking through windows or in conventional mirrors – are a significant cause of accidents involving lorries. This is especially the case when the truck is turning right (or left in countries that drive on the left), a
The majority of disasters are water-related, either directly or indirectly. Over the past twenty years, there has been a sustained rise and frequency in the number of climate-related disasters such as floods and droughts. When disasters take place, access to water can be severely restrained
UNECE member States reconfirmed their commitment to implementing the Programme of Action adopted at the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the ICPD Beyond 2014 Chair’
The development and future deployment of automated vehicles is one of the leading issues that the car industry, the telecom and software industries, policy makers and regulators are facing today.Automated vehicles have the potential to create safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly
The global financial crisis of 2008 led to more inequality in the UNECE region. The past two decades have witnessed a general trend towards increasing home ownership. According to the
Since its adoption over 25 years ago, the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) has supported transboundary water cooperation across the pan-European region. Through a newly introduced reporting
The Secretary General of the Organization for International Economic Relations (OiER), Ms. Kari Aina Eik, and the Executive Secretary of the UNECE, Ms. Olga Algayerova, signed today a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) to establish a Geneva UN Charter Centre of Excellence on Smart Sustainable
Increased investments in individual capabilities and more efforts on ensuring human rights, including reproductive rights, and gender equality throughout the life course are needed to respond to the population dynamics affecting the broader European region. This is the conclusion of a report
Understanding the interactions between water, food, energy and water-related ecosystems in river basins can be vital in ensuring different and often competing needs are met in a coherent manner. This is even more important in transboundary basins, where identifying intersectoral synergies and
The Ministry of Natural Resources of the People’s Republic of China and UNECE have collaborated on the development of bridging documents between China's resources and reserves classification system for minerals and petroleum and the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC). 
Energy and mineral value chains usually involve the generation of large quantities of residues. These residues often end up as wastes and, if not properly managed threaten not only the environment but also the health and safety of the local populations. With energy and mineral production
The global transition to sustainable energy is among the major challenges of our time and is of cross-cutting importance to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly its Goal 7 which aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Accelerating
Joint UNECE-UN ESCAP Press ReleaseMarking the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), high-level participants from the seven landlocked participating countries - Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan,
As efforts advance to fully operationalize the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund, launched in April 2018, targeted individual actions can help meet urgent needs to improve road
Municipal waste, rural water supply and sanitation and wastewater treatment are some of the most pressing environmental challenges in Albania. Tourism development, abandoned industrial sites and energy sector investments mean environmental risks but also represent strategic opportunities for
Senegal is the second country outside the pan-European region to accede to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), the Secretariat of which is provided by UNECE. A Sahelian country located on the western coast of Africa,
Across the world, 153 countries share rivers, lakes and aquifers. Transboundary basins cover more than half of the Earth’s land surface, account for an estimated 60 per cent of global freshwater flow and are home to more than 40 per cent of the world’s population. Transboundary water cooperation
Mr Jean Todt, United Nations Secretary General's Special Envoy for Road Safety, presented in Yaoundé today the Road Safety Performance Review of Cameroon, which provides an analysis of progress and challenges in the country’s road safety. Cameroon is the second African country to benefit from
Today, the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund, launched in April 2018, takes an important step towards becoming operational, with the first meetings of its Advisory Board (9
The Albanian vehicle fleet has increased dramatically within the last ten years, and while the overall number of fatal traffic accidents over the last two years has decreased, the country still faces serious challenges. 94 fatalities per 1 million inhabitants were recorded on Albania’s roads in
In 2017 UNECE adopted the Framework Guidelines for Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings which promote the adoption of aggressive, performance-based codes for
Malaysian-born film star and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh will attend the High Level Political Forum in New York today to put the spotlight on the role that clothing manufacture and consumer fashion can have for a better planet with a new video, called “Made in Forests.”“The connection
The fashion industry has seen a spectacular growth in the early 21st century. It is now valued at more than 2.5 trillion dollars and employs over 75 million people worldwide. Between 2000 and 2014, clothing production doubled with the average consumer buying 60 percent more pieces of garment