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Ukraine accedes to Agreement on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways

Geneva On 28 January 2010 Ukraine acceded to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN), bringing the number of Contracting Parties to thirteen.In a ceremony at the Palais des Nations, Deputy Minister and Head of the State…

UNECE and UN-HABITAT delivering as one in the Commonwealth of Independent States
St. Petersburg, 27 January 2010

Geneva In countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), affordable housing has yet to become a reality. The region lacks a social rental housing market and its multifamily housing stock needs urgent restructuring. There is the additional problem of buildings that have become…

UNECE celebrates 20th anniversary of its Working Party on Gas

Geneva UNECE’s Working Party on Gas is holding its 20th Annual Session on 19 and 20 January 2010. For the past 20 years, the Working Party has served as a forum gathering governments, the industry and international organizations to assess changes and trends in the gas situation in Europe,…

China becomes a global player in forest products markets

Geneva Over the last ten years, China has moved from being a modest player in the world’s forest products markets, to becoming one of the leading exporters of manufactured forest products and a major trading partner of both Europe and North America. This is one of the main findings of…

La Chine devient un acteur global sur le marché des produits forestiers

Au cours des dix dernières années, la Chine a cessé d'être un acteur mineur sur les marchés mondiaux des produits forestiers, pour devenir l'un des principaux exportateurs de produits forestiers manufacturés et un partenaire commercial majeur de l'Europe et de l’Amérique du Nord. C'est l'…

UNECE held Town Hall meeting to highlight priorities for 2010

Geneva Ján Kubiš, UNECE Executive Secretary, held a Town Hall meeting on Friday 15 January to outline priorities for 2010.The meeting started with a minute of silence in memory of the UN colleagues who lost their live or are reported missing following the earthquake that devastated Haiti.…

Improved regulations on persistent organic pollutants in the UNECE region

Geneva On 18 December 2009, the Parties to the Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) to the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution further stepped up their efforts to regulate or get rid of POPs in the region by broadening the Protocol’s scope to include seven…

La CEE-ONU renforce la protection contre les polluants organiques persistants dans l’hémisphère nord

Geneve Le 18 Décembre 2009, en incluant sept nouvelles substances dans la liste des produits soumis à restrictions, les Parties au Protocole sur les polluants organiques persistants (POPs) à la Convention de la CEE-ONU sur la pollution atmosphérique transfrontière à longue distance…

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