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Partnerships

 
 

Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs)



 

2021

23 February

Signed Memorandum of Understanding between the UNECE and Co-PLAN Institute for Habitat Development at Polis University, Tirana, Albania

English  
19 February Signed Memorandum of Understanding between the UNECE and York University (Toronto, Canada) English  

19 February

Signed Extension of Memorandum between the UNECE and the Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations, Estonia (EKYL)

English

 

19 February

Signed Memorandum of Understanding between the UNECE and the LIUC, Cattaneo University, Italy

English

2019

 

 

24 October

UNECE signs MoU with the Interstate Commission for Sustainable Development of Central Asia (ICSD)

English

 

1 October

UNECE signs MoU with the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technologies (UN-OICT), Geneva, Switzerland

 

English

 

29 September

UNECE signs MoU with OSCE, UNDP, UN Environment, Geneva, Switzerland

English

 

12 September

UNECE signs MoU with Green Building Alliance, Pittsburgh, USA

English

 

20 August

UNECE signs MOU with Trondheim Kommune, Trondheim, Norway

English

 

14 August 

UNECE signs MoU with the Executive Secretariat of the 9th World Water Forum, Dakar 2021  

English

French

2018

 

31 October UNECE signs MoU with the Centre for Transportation Studies for the Western Mediterranean (CETMO) English  
26 September UNECE signs MoU with the Trustees of Boston University English  
10 July UNECE signs MoU with the Building Energy Exchange (BEEX) English  
31 May UNECE signs MoU with the Pennsylvania State University English  
26 April UNECE signs MoU with the Geological Surveys of Europe or EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) English  
19 March UNECE signs MoU with the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) English  
21 February  UNECE signs MoU with the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus                English     Russian    
12 February UNECE signs MoU with the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the CIS English Russian
25 January  UNECE signs MoU with the University of Geneva English  
       
2017

 

 
       
13 November UNECE signs MoU with the Organization for International Economic Relations (OiER) English  
  Addemdum to the MoU between the UNECE and the Organization for International Economic Relations (OiER) English  
6 November  UNECE signs MoU with the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) English  
6 October   UNECE signs MoU with the International Road Transport Union (IRU) English  
30 May UNECE signs MoU with the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan English  
30 May UNECE signs MoU with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on hosting the International Water Assessment Centre in Kazakhstan (IWAC) English  
18 May UNECE signs MoU with the Shanxi Coking Coal Group Co Ltd of Taiyuan, China English  
17 May UNECE signs MoU with the Ministry for Environment of the Portuguese Republic English  
14 May UNECE signs MoU with the National Development and Reform Commission of China English  
12 May UNECE signs MoU with the "Estonia Union Cooperative Housings Associations" English  
3 April UNECE signs MoU with the Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (AFACT) English  
19 January             UNECE signs MoU with the World Coal Association (WCA)          English                    

 
2016

 

 
14 December UNECE signs MoU with the Ministry of Urban Development of the Republic of Albania English
18 November UNECE signs MoU (Addendum) with the National Research Institute of Poland English
20 October UNECE signs amendment No.1 to the MoU with the International Road Transport Union (IRU) English
28 January    UNECE signs MoU with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)  English
20 January UNECE signs Contribution Agreement (CA) with the City University of Hong Kong and with the Tsinghua University English
12 January UNECE signs MoU with the National Development and Reform Commission of China English
2015

 

 
17 November UNECE signs MoU with the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Moldova English
17 November UNECE signs MoU with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia English
30 October UNECE signs MoU with the Central Mining Institute of Katowice (GIG) English
21 May UNECE signs MoU with the Institute of French International Legal Experts (IFEJI) and the Confederation of International Contractors Associations (CICA) English
12 May UNECE signs MoU with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) English
4 May UNECE signs MoU with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) English
30 April UNECE signs MoU with the International Gas Union (IGU) English
22 April UNECE signs MoU with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) English
16 April UNECE signs MoU with The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) English
2 April UNECE signs MoU with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of the Republic of Armenia, the city of Goris, and the Regional Environmental Center for Caucasus English
2 April UNECE signs MoU with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of the Republic of Armenia English
24 March UNECE signs MoU with the International Road Transport Union (IRU)    English
25 February UNECE signs MoU with the IESE business school in Navarra English
2014

 

       
19 November UNECE signs MoU with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) English  
25 September

UNECE signs MoU with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

English  
19 September

UNECE signs MoU with the International Geothermal Association to develop a global classification system for geothermal resources

English  
25 April

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the Electric Power Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States (EPC CIS)

 

English Russian
14 March

Statement on cooperation between the Secretariat of the UNECE and the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS Executive Committee)

English Russian
2013

 

       

26 June               

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the Eurasian Economic Commission English Russian
21 June The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the World Health Organization (WHO) English  
22 May  The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the United Nations  Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and the Secretariat of the Integration Committee of the Eurasian Economic Community English Russian
2012

 

       
13 December

Partnership between Food and Agriculture Organization and UNECE

English  
19 November

Memorandum of Understanding between UNECE and the Department of Health of the Republic of the Philippines

English  
13 November

Memorandum of Understanding between UNECE and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

English  
2011

 

       
23 November Management of the Extended Transboundary Drin Basin English  
3 October Ministry of Environment Protection of Georgia English  
7 April Commission of the Customs Union English Russian

30 March

Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in the field of transport 

 
2010

 

       

30 November

The Eurasian Development Bank

 
17 November The International Gas Union English  

26 October

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity 

 

15 October

International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS)

2009

 

2 November UNECE signed MoU with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on transferring work on the fruit and vegetables scheme English  
30 March UNECE signed MoU with the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research English  
2007

 

24 October Cooperation Agreement signed between all Regional Commissions and UNDP English  
23 May MoU signed between UNECE, ESCAP and the Secretariat of the Integration Committee of the Eurasian economic Community English Russian
25 January  Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Eurasian Economic Community (IPA EurAsEC) English Russian
2006

 

October 2006 Society of Petroleum Engineers ENG  
2005

 

8 December 2005 International Co-operative Alliance (ICA Housing) English  
21 June 2005 Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) English  
2004

 

6 December 2004 Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) English  
November 2004 World Trade Point Federation (WTPF) English  
3 June 2004 International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) English Russian
23 January 2004 Government of the Republic of Austria English  
2003

 

24 June 2003 Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) English
26 February 2003 European Association of Companies with Concessions for Motorway, Bridge and Tunnel Tolls (ASECAP) English
6 February 2003 International Road Transport Union (IRU) English
2002

 

23 July 2002 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) English
8 February 2002 International Union of Railways (UIC) English
2001

 

27 April 2001 United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) English
July 2001 Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) English
25 April 2001 World Customs Organization (WCO) English
14 February 2001 United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) English
2000

 

24 March 2000 International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) English
1999

 

28 April 1999 SECI on the Facilitation of International Road Transport of Goods English
 

Grants


The UNECE technical cooperation (advisory services, capacity building and projects) are funded from the regular budget and extrabudgetary resources. Both could be provided in the form of grants to non-profit partner organisations for carrying out the UNECE technical cooperation activities.  
The Grants Committee was established in December 2000, to provide recommendations to the Executive Secretary of UNECE on the use of voluntary contributions or extrabudgetary resources received from donors for grants to non-profit partner organizations in accordance with the Guidelines approved by the Office of the Controller of the United Nations
ECE Grants Committee Annual Reports:

 

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2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013

 

Resource Mobilization

Resource Mobilization Strategy


Resource Mobilization in UNECE aims to mobilize extrabudgetary resources to support the implementation of the mandated UNECE programme of work, in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Plan. 
UNECE - Resource Mobilization Strategy

Governance Measures


In the Work Plan on the UNECE Reform adopted in December 2005, the Commission requested that “Any change in resources (both regular budget and extrabudgetary) materializing after the adoption of the programme budget by the General Assembly shall be presented to the Executive Committee for approval.” Since 2006, UNECE has undertaken continuous efforts to improve the efficiency and transparency of the management of extrabudgetary contributions in UNECE.
Governance Measures for the Management of Extrabudgetary Contributions

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Funding of UNECE priorities


UNECE is funded through the section 20 of the regular budget of the United Nations. UNECE initial appropriation for 2021 amounts to US$ 36,248,500. UNECE activities are supplemented by voluntary contributions, also referred to as extrabudgetary contributions. UNECE extrabudgetary contributions are estimated at US$ 19,331,900 for 2021 (A/76/6(Sect.20)

UNECE priority areas for 2021-2022 are outlined in the UNECE Resource Mobilization Plans, annexed in the Annual report on Technical Cooperation