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UN General Assembly recognises key role of Regional Commissions in the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020)

Geneva On 2 March 2010, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a historical resolution aimed at strengthening action of the international community to reduce deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes worldwide over the next ten years.In the resolution, tabled by the…

Transport Challenges in 2010

Geneva While we wait for the miracle that will solve the transport sector’s carbon footprint, transport experts agree that by implementing a combination of existing measures real progress can be made in the fight against global warming.During the annual session of the United Nations Economic…

Can inland water transport play a larger role in global supply chains?

Geneva Inland water transport is an environmentally friendly, reliable and cost-efficient mode of transport, and yet only seven per cent of goods is transported on inland waterways in the European Union (road carries 79% while rail carries 15%). Half of Europe’s population live close to the…

UNECE calls for renewed efforts to increase inland transport security

Geneva Full-body scanners are the latest security gadgets at airports and millions of containers may soon need to be scanned before they are boarded on ships. But what is currently being done to secure transport on roads, rail and inland waterways? How will the responsibilities for securing…

On the 10th Anniversary of Baia Mare, UNECE calls for continued efforts to prevent industrial accidents

Geneva At 10 p.m., on 30 January 2000, in the northern Romanian town of Baia Mare, a mine tailings dam burst releasing over 100,000 cubic metres (the equivalent of 40 Olympic sized swimming pools) of cyanide and heavy metal contaminated water into the Sasar, Lapus, Somes and Tisza rivers…

À l’occasion du 10e anniversaire de Baia Mare, la CEE-ONU appelle à poursuivre les efforts pour prévenir les accidents industriels

Genève À 22 heures, le 30 janvier 2000, dans la ville roumaine de Baia Mare, la paroi d'un barrage cédait à proximité d'un centre de récupération de déchets de mine. Il en résultait un déversement de 100 000 mètres cubes (l’équivalent de 40 piscines olympiques) d’eaux usées…

По случаю 10той годовщины Байя Маре ЕЭК ООН призывает к постоянным усилиям для предупреждения промышленных аварий

Женева В 10 часов 30 января 2000 года в городе Байя Маре на севере Румынии прорыв плотины хранилища жидких отходов вызвал выброс более 100 000 кубических метров (эквивалент 40 олимпийских бассейнов) вод загрязненных цианидом и тяжелыми металлами в реки Сасар, Лапус, Сомес и Тижу. Через две…

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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