Webinar - Potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on road safety in low- and middle- income countries
The webinar was organized by the secretariat of the UN Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) on the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on road safety in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs). How we respond will help shape the future and efforts to build back better must be prioritized by identifying the best opportunities and lessons learned. Two dynamic discussions were held with prominent
Member States in the ECE and WHO European Region established the Transport,Health and Environment Pan European Programme (THE PEP) in 2002. By providing an intersectoral and intergovernmental policy framework, THE PEP promotes mobility and transport strategies that integrate environmental and health concerns. Over the years, THE PEP has led to the development of implementation mechanisms to
The UN/CEFACT Blockchain White Paper Project oversaw the preparation of two White Papers. The first, which looks at Blockchains’ impact on the technical standards work of UN/CEFACT, has been published (ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2019/8). This is an update of the second White Paper, which looks at how Blockchain
Policy Brief: Improving sustainable development in the North Western Sahara Aquifer System through a transboundary nexus approach
This policy brief highlights the main results of an assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in the North-Western Sahara Aquifer System (NWSAS), shared by Algeria, Libya and Tunisia. The aquifer system is one of the largest transboundary groundwater reserves of North Africa, extending over one million square kilometres and subject to increased water demands. Improving the management
Reconciling resource uses: Assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in the North Western Sahara Aquifer System, Part A - "Nexus Challenges and Solutions
This report highlights the main results of an assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in the North-Western Sahara Aquifer System (NWSAS), shared by Algeria, Libya and Tunisia. The aquifer system is one of the largest transboundary groundwater reserves of North Africa, extending over one million square kilometers and subject to increased water demands. Improving the management of
The population census is not just about counting how many people live in a country, but also providing information about age, sex, and other key characteristics that allow countries to paint a picture of how different groups, with different needs, are spread out across the country. In fact, the census provides the foundation for many statistics that help us make informed decisions affecting
This study provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the forest sector workforce in the UNECE region. It analyzes working conditions and occupational safety and health as well as the economic and social contexts that have led to structural changes in the sector, to the extent possible, through statistical data available at the regional level. It links the statistics to wider
Seed potato certification is the process of assuring the quality of seed potatoes being marketed, usually done nationally according to regulated standards. Planting healthy seed potatoes is a key factor in maximizing the production of usable potatoes for consumption or processing. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Standard for Seed Potatoes sets out a common terminology
Inshell Walnuts Poster The UNECE standard applies to inshell walnuts* free from outer husks, of varieties (cultivars) grown from Juglans regia L., intended for direct consumption or for food when intended to be mixed with other products for direct consumption without further processing. It does not apply to inshell walnuts that are processed by salting, sugaring, flavouring, roasting or for
The UNRSF launches the second issue of its newsletter at a time when the world continues to face unprecedented change and disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the momentum gained with the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in February 2020 where the Stockholm Declaration was launched with an ambitious target to reduce road deaths and injuries by 50% by 2030 must not be
The UN Road Safety Fund’s (UNRSF) secretariat seeks additional financial support from private and public sector donors where the Fund’s mission and donor priorities are aligned. Read more in the UNRSF donor brochure to consider becoming a donor. Contact the UNRSF secretariat for more information at unrsf_secretariat@un.
There are 59 United Nations legal instruments in the area of inland transport which are administered by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Of the 59 conventions, seven road safety instruments are considered to be priorities for accession: - 1968 Convention on Road Traffic; - 1968 Convention on Road Signs and Signals; - 1958 Agreement concerning the Adoption of
Guidelines on evidence-based policies and decision-making for sustainable housing and urban development
The guidelines aim to support the efforts of governments in the UNECE region to improve evidence-based policymaking on sustainable urban development and housing. This document serves as a practical reference for policymakers and for other experts involved in the development, review and implementation of policies on sustainable housing and urban development. The Guidelines can be used at all
The idea of viewing human knowledge and abilities as an asset and to estimate its value is not new but has gained more prominence in recent years. ln 2016, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) published the "Guide on Measuring Human Capital"with the objective of pursuing the conceptual development of human capital measurement and with a particular focus on developing
This Guide contains a circular city implementation framework that is designed to improve circularity in cities and support stakeholders in implementing circular actions. The framework consists of a four-step methodology that provides a consistent method for assessing, prioritising and catalysing different circular actions. This deliverable is developed in response to the growing sustainability
The UNRSF 2019 Annual Report is now available. Established two years ago as an innovative United Nations pooled fund, the Annual Report showcases the first concrete results of the UNRSF and thus demonstrates its potential to meet its ambition to substantially reduce death and injuries from road crashes in low and middle-income countries where 93% of the world fatalities occur.
Organizations around the world are quickly adapting their programme and project activities to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. The UN Road Safety Fund is committed to the principles of adaptive programming, partnerships, and relevance. The operationalization of these principles is even more critical during this unparalleled time. This flyer provides tools and tips for
This report presents a selection of examples of the impact of UNECE’s work in support of its member States for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development over the course of 2019.It shows how UNECE’s policy advice, practical norms and capacity building activities have helped countries and the people in the region.
ECE/DP/80Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Georgia derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest resources and the forest sector of Georgia, including trends in, and pressures on forests. The overview describes policies and institutions of forest sector in Georgia and major challenges the sector faces as well
ECE/DP/81Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Kazakhstan derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest resources and the forest sector of Kazakhstan, including trends in, and pressures on forests. The overview describes policies and institutions of forest sector in Kazakhstan and major challenges the sector faces