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UNECE to share action to accelerate SDGs delivery at High-level Political Forum

Taking place from 7-16 July 2020, the High-level Political Forum is the central annual platform of the United Nations for reviewing successes, challenges and lessons learned on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The theme this year will be "Accelerated…

Ghana pushes forward cross-border water cooperation in Africa by joining UN Conventions

On 22 June 2020, Ghana became the 3rd African country (44th Party) to accede to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), serviced by UNECE, and the 37th Party to the Convention on the Law of the Non…

Le Ghana fait progresser la coopération transfrontalière dans le domaine de l'eau en Afrique ‎en adhérant aux conventions des Nations unies

Au 22 juin 2020, le Ghana est devenu le troisième pays africain (44ème partie) à adhérer à la Convention sur la protection et l'utilisation des cours d'eau transfrontières et des lacs internationaux (Convention sur l'eau), dont le secrétariat est assuré par la CEE-ONU, et…

UN Regulation on Automated Lane Keeping Systems is milestone for safe introduction of ‎automated vehicles in traffic ‎

Some 60 countries have reached a milestone in mobility with the adoption of a United Nations Regulation that will allow for the safe introduction of automated vehicles in certain traffic environments.

The UN Regulation establishes strict…

UN Regulations on Cybersecurity and Software Updates to pave the way for mass roll out of ‎connected vehicles ‎

The automotive sector is undergoing a profound transformation with the digitalization of in-car systems that are necessary to deliver vehicle automation, connectivity and shared mobility. Today, cars contain up to 150 electronic control units and about 100 million lines of…

Les Nations unies adoptent deux règlements clés pour le déploiement des véhicules ‎connectés, sur la cybersécurité et les mises à jour de logiciels ‎

Le secteur automobile connaît une profonde transformation avec la numérisation des systèmes embarqués qui sont nécessaires à l'automatisation des véhicules, la connectivité et la mobilité partagée. Aujourd'hui, les voitures contiennent jusqu'à 150 unités de contrôle…

Dos Reglamentos de Naciones Unidas sobre Ciberseguridad y Actualizaciones de Software ‎preparan el terreno para la introducción masiva de vehículos conectados

El sector automovilístico está experimentando una profunda transformación con la digitalización de los sistemas instalados en los vehículos, que son necesarios para la automatización, la conectividad y la movilidad compartida. Hoy en día, los coches contienen hasta 150…

Six United Nations statistical offices work together to support countries in managing the COVID-19 pandemic

As the world tackles the spread of COVID-19 and its unprecedented impacts on economies, societies and the environment, we are all stepping into unknown territory. Everybody, from politicians to parents, from newly unemployed workers to nurses, from supermarket cashiers to…

How to create lasting change and impact: Empowering SMEs and women boosts economies ‎and supports ambitious market reforms in Central Asia

What started as a business idea back in 2016 is now one of the leading small and medium enterprise producers and exporters of dry and dried produce in Uzbekistan. Akram, the young entrepreneur behind this success story is just one of many examples where four international…

Как создать долговременные изменения и воздействие: Расширение прав и ‎возможностей МСП и женщин способствует росту экономики и реализации ‎амбициозных рыночных реформ в Центральной Азии

То, что еще в 2016 году существовало лишь в качестве бизнес-идеи, теперь представляет собой одно из ведущих предприятий малого и среднего бизнеса, которое занимается в Узбекистане производством и экспортом сухой и сушенной продукции. Акрам, молодой предприниматель,…

Joint UN call for smooth transit and transport facilitation to and from landlocked developing countries

The COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time. It is causing disruption and human suffering around the world. Its far-reaching social, economic and multidimensional impacts will be felt across all corners of the globe for some time to come. The…

NATURE UNLOCKED: UNECE launches global photo contest showing ‎flora and fauna during lockdown to celebrate World Environment Day

As governments worldwide declared lockdowns in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19, animals and plants started reclaiming spaces previously seen as being reserved for human activities: fish, ducks and dolphins inhabited canals and approached shores, while deer,…

UNECE to support the Kyrgyz Republic in harnessing trade facilitation reforms for a ‎sustainable post-COVID recovery ‎

Trade facilitation is at the centre of the policy agenda for regional integration among the transition economies in Central Asia. UNECE has been a resolute partner, supporting countries’ efforts to achieve their trade-related policy-priorities. The Kyrgyz Republic is one…

ЕЭК ООН окажет поддержку Кыргызской Республики в осуществлении реформ по ‎упрощению процедур торговли для устойчивого восстановления после коронавируса

Упрощение процедур торговли находится в центре политической повестки дня региональной интеграции стран с переходной экономикой в ​​Центральной Азии. ЕЭК ООН является надежным партнером, поддерживая усилия стран по реализации своих приоритетов в области торговой политики.…

Greening the transport sector in the post COVID-19 recovery could create up to 15 ‎million jobs worldwide

Investment in transforming the transport sector could create millions of new jobs and help countries move to greener, healthier economies, says new report.

The recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be a return to business as usual…

L’écologisation du secteur des transports après le COVID-19 pourrait créer quelques 15 ‎millions d'emplois dans le monde

Les investissements dans la transformation du secteur des transports pourraient créer des millions de nouveaux emplois et aider les pays dans leur transition vers des économies plus vertes et plus saines, indique un nouveau rapport.

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UNECE releases new dataset for tram and metro statistics, ‎supporting informed policy responses for sustainable post-COVID ‎mobility

How will urban mobility change in the aftermath of COVID-19 lockdowns? In the short term, if passengers avoid public transport due to health fears, passenger car journeys could increase significantly, which would choke cities with traffic and pollution. Many cities have…

Governments in Pan-European region launch UN Task Force to make ‎post-COVID-19 pandemic mobility more environmentally sound, healthy ‎and sustainable ‎

During the lockdown, city- and town-dwellers enjoyed clear blue skies and clean bodies of water thanks to reductions in air pollution and began to hear birdsong owing to lower levels of noise pollution. Pollution levels in Barcelona, for instance, dropped by an estimated…

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UNECE welcomes Fairtrade International amongst the signatories of the ‎Declaration for Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development

Fairtrade International has signed UNECE’s Declaration for Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development, on the anniversary of its opening. The Declaration, which has 64 signatories, aims to provide a practical framework for standard bodies seeking to make the…

Dirty air endangers UNESCO World Heritage Sites and produces high costs

Pollution in the air is not only harming human health and the environment but is also degrading surfaces of historical buildings and monuments. The impact of dirty air on materials is enormous and can destroy our cultural heritage, an important component of our individual…