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This document provides practical guidelines on how to implement the Conference of European Statisticians’ Core Set of Climate Change-Related Indicators (CES Indicator Set), taking into account national policy priorities and data availability. It
Most of the world’s water resources are shared between countries. These transboundary waters create social, economic, environmental and political interdependencies that make cooperation a precondition to sustainable development and peace. SDG indicator 6.5.2 measures cooperation on both transboundary river and lake basins, and transboundary aquifers. In this second report on SDG indicator 6.5.2,
Third review of implementation of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (2016-2018). Available in  English, French and Russian This electronic only publication contains the Third review of implementation of the Protocol on SEA (2016-2018), as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol at its fourth session (Vilnius (online), 8–11 December 2020).  It examines responses to a
The lockdown that followed the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 posed unprecedented challenges to produce the consumer price index (CPI) in many countries. The closing of retail outlets and difficulties with collecting prices from outlets that remained open caused significant drops in the number of collected prices. Statistical offices, therefore, had to explore new data sources and
The report looks at the current situation of women’s labour force participa­tion in Serbia, unemployment and activity rates, the gender pay gap and the linkages between women’s employment, childcare provision and family policies (including maternity and parental leave). It explores how childcare provision affects women’s labour market participation. The report examines the impacts of COVID-19
Sixth Review of Implementation of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (2016-2018). Available in English, French and Russian This publication contains the Sixth review of
This study identifies key drivers of forest degradation and the potential for forest landscape restoration in 17 countries of Eastern and South-East Europe. It builds on assessments from national experts and the best available data to support countries in preparing restoration pledges in the run up to the Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape Restoration in Eastern and South-East Europe,
The rapid development of high-speed rail (HSR) networks has been observed worldwide in recent years. The experience of states operating these systems demonstrates that they are setting new standards of quality and contributing to the renaissance of railway as a mode of transport. The development of an HSR network in the TER region would significantly improve the competitiveness of rail,
The Guidance on the Applicability of the Convention to the Lifetime Extension of Nuclear Power Plants was prepared by an ad hoc working group co-chaired by Germany and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as mandated by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (ECE/MP.EIA/27/Add.1–ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/11/Add.1,
The most recent in the series of Policy Briefs on Ageing is "Ageing in the Digital Era". See all "Policy Briefs on Ageing"
Strategic communication is a relatively new concept for most statistical organizations, which have traditionally focused their efforts and resources on dissemination practices and systems. A strategic communication function can guide the development and implementation of a communication strategy. This has particular relevance for the world of official statistics, where communication and
This study summarizes the key findings of the ninth study, which focuses on Serbia. It was carried out pursuant to the Government’s request to support ongoing efforts to increase the trade sector’s contribution to development and the implementation of the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs). The study was prepared by the UNECE secretariat in close consultation with public and private-sector
This report summarizes the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic had, during the first three quarters of 2020, on the forest sector of countries in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia), focusing on production, export, import, consumption, prices and employment of the main wood products: roundwood, sawnwood, woodbased panels, wooden furniture,
The National Trade Facilitation Roadmap of the Kyrgyz Republic 2021-2025 serves as the guiding framework for comprehensive national trade facilitation reforms over a five-year period. The Roadmap sets out a strategic vision and respective goals and activities for the Kyrgyz Republic to implement. Through these activities the Kyrgyz Republic can transform its trade facilitation services to
The Report presents a thematic regional analysis of unpaid work of women in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) and the resulting empowerment women gain when their responsibility for such work is reduced. The report concludes with policy recommendations that prioritize the importance of unpaid work as a barrier to women’s economic empowerment. Removing this barrier require specific
Opportunities and challenges for gender equality in the COVID-19 recovery COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of investment in the care economy for successful response, recovery and “building back better” from the pandemic. The report provides evidence on UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) member states´ efforts to secure and expand care-focused investment during the pandemic response
The UNRSF 2020 Annual Report is now available.
The construction and maintenance of road infrastructure is an important area of most countries’ national economies, but also one of the least digitized sub-sectors. It suffers from the presence of systemic shortcomings including an insufficient level of cooperation, inadequate information management, and limited investment in technology, research and development. These shortcomings often result
This Handbook for national master plans for freight transport and logistics has been elaborated with the aim to showcase the importance of the freight sector for the national economic development, and more importantly to assist national authorities in charge of freight transport and logistics with potential actions in accompanying the sector development to follow a sustainable path in support of
Historically, extractive industries have also been a major driver of economic growth, particularly for now-advanced economies that benefitted during and after the Industrial Revolution. Currently, mineral resource extraction plays a dominant role in the economies of 81 countries that account for a quarter of global GDP, half of the world’s population and nearly 70 per cent of those living in