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Дорожная карта ЕЭК ООН поможет Беларуси отреагировать на ‎политические вызовы и реализовать возможности, связанные со ‎старением населения

ЕЭК ООН подготовила Дорожную карту по обеспечению всестороннего учета вопросов старения населения в Беларуси, в которой содержатся специально разработанные рекомендации по комплексным политическим мерам в области старения населения.

Старение населения в Беларуси…

UNECE launches Knowledge Hub on Statistics for SDGs to support ‎evidence-driven policies

Designing policies, tracking progress and holding policymakers accountable for their decisions depends on high quality, reliable and comparable statistical indicators. The essential role of data and statistics for fulfilling the SDGs is marked by their inclusion within the…

Pan-European countries reaffirm commitment to advance the water, sanitation and ‎health agenda at Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health

Montenegro is to become the 27th Party to the Protocol on Water and Health in the next months and 8 other pan-European countries confirmed that they are on their way to accession!

These announcements came as more than 225 participants from  40…

UNECE supports action on food loss and waste with new measurement methodology and code of ‎good practice for handling fresh produce ‎

Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3 is to halve by 2030 per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses. The need for action is urgent - consider for instance that…

Central Asia, Afghanistan and Azerbaijan to reduce barriers to trade and ‎transport using UN legal instruments, standards and recommendations

Now is the moment to transform Central Asia from a periphery of the large trading blocs in Europe and East Asia into a bustling hub of development and trade at the heart of Eurasia.

The Central Asian nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,…

UNECE adopts the first international standard for dried melons

More than 9 million tonnes of melons of various types are produced worldwide every year. Most melons are consumed fresh, leading to an abundance of available produce in many regions of the world including in Central Asia. Compared to the overall production, export volumes…

Countries in Pan-European region making progress on equitable access to water and sanitation but important ‎gaps remain

Ensuring equitable access must be central to efforts to realize the basic human rights to water and sanitation. However, despite significant progress in the provision of water and sanitation in the pan-European region, the latest data of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring…

UNECE launches English-Russian-Chinese trade facilitation glossary, helping to cut red tape ‎across Eurasia and beyond

Harmonizing and standardizing not only trade procedures, but also the accompanying information flows, can unlock significant time and cost savings. For this, using the same terminology and the same semantics of terms in different languages is crucial.

More efforts are still needed to realize the basic human rights to clean water ‎and sanitation in the Pan-European region

Over 31 million people in the Pan-European region lack access to basic sanitation services and 314,000 people still practice open defecation. Every day, 14 people die because of inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). In addition, there are significant…

La Journée mondiale des toilettes vise à souligner que la lutte pour l’eau potable et ‎l’assainissement se poursuit dans toute la Région paneuropéenne

Dans la Région paneuropéenne, plus de 31 millions de personnes n’ont pas accès aux services d’assainissement essentiels et 314 000 personnes pratiquent toujours la défécation en plein air. Cela a des conséquences visibles : chaque jour, dans la Région, 14 personnes…

Всемирный день туалета позволил привлечь внимание общественности к ‎продолжающейся борьбе за безопасное водоснабжение и улучшение санитарных условий ‎в общеевропейском регионе

Более 31 миллиона жителей общеевропейского региона не имеют доступа к базовым санитарным услугам, а 314 000 человек все еще практикуют открытую дефекацию. Последствия этого очевидны: ежедневно 14 человек в регионе умирают от диареи, связанной с неадекватным качеством…

New UNECE guidelines will help countries measure economic and ‎social well-being ‎

How are we doing?

This question is at the core of many official statistics. When we measure growth in the economy, changing population health, life expectancy or prices, we do so because ultimately we want to know how well our society is doing. Is life getting better or…

EU4Environment supports Moldova’s commitment to addressing ‎environmental impacts of its economic growth ‎

Environmental assessments are tools that benefit people and nature. Their use ensures the soundness and transparency of economic and territorial planning decisions, preventing damage to the environment and health from economic growth. The Republic of Moldova committed to…

New UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists will strengthen transboundary boreal forest efforts

The boreal forest that circles the globe doesn’t make it to the news as often as the Amazon rainforest. However, it contains a third of all the trees on earth and in combination with its soil forms the largest storage of CO2, while refreshing the entire planet’s…

Forest Market discussions show how wildfires can spark innovation in forest management

Storms, beetle infestations, and wildfires: when reading the news about forests in the past months, it is evident that it has been a tough year for the forest sector. It is estimated that in Europe approximately 25% of the 2018 timber harvest was damaged by either storms…

North Macedonia on path to sustainable development but must step up efforts on air quality and waste management, says UNECE Environmental Performance Review

Over the past eight years, North Macedonia has taken important strides in improving its environmental performance in several areas, including reducing its dependence on fossil fuels to generate electricity in favour of renewables, and strengthening waste and chemicals…

Member States and gender advocates call for urgent and effective measures to accelerate gender equality in the pan-European region

From young gender equality advocates to high-ranking government officials, key stakeholders from North America, Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia called for the urgent realization of women’s and girl’s human rights and for turning the commitments to gender equality…

New UN standards for assessment of solar and wind energy resources could spur investment in renewables

Renewable energy now accounts for around one third of global power generation capacity, with increases being led by investments in solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy. More than 180 GW of renewable energy were installed in 2018, of which 100 GW were solar PV. As the…

UNECE and Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development strengthen cooperation for environmental protection in Central Asia

The countries of Central Asia - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - are facing an increased vulnerability of natural ecosystems. Yet, the socio-economic development of these countries is very much dependent on natural resources, particularly…

New Global Roadmap of Action to guide the future of mobility

With growing urbanization, increasing world trade and new technologies, the global mobility system is stressed. More than 1 billion people, or one-third of the global rural population, lack access to all-weather roads and transport services, constituting a major barrier…