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A study on the transport infrastructure and services available in Kyrgyzstan. This document reviews the country’s extensive recent and future transport investments, and sets out recommendations to ensure its transport network is ready to harness the growth in inland transport from rising Asia-Europe trade, particularly in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative.
This publication is a brief, practical and easy-to-read guide, explaining how to structure a programme for the formalization of informal constructions. The focus is on the formalization process itself, but there are also descriptions of the preparatory work needed to analyze problem magnitude, as well as how to find political acceptance, identify post-formalization factors, and identify the
The garment and footwear industry has one of the biggest environmental footprints and poses great risks for human health and society. At the same time, the complexity and opacity of the value chain makes it difficult to identify where such impacts occur and to devise necessary targeted actions. In the next decades, fast fashion trends, coupled with growing demand in emerging economies, are
Technology is entering into every aspect of the supply chain and providing performant and innovative tools. As many are just starting to talk about the dematerialization of certain documents used in trade and transport, others are investigating how devices can communicate information directly to the rest of the supply chain without human intervention. Smart Containers are taking the digital
Pathways to Sustainable Energy-Early Warning System ConceptEarly Warning System Concept highlights the important aspect of the early warning and planning system including those specific to adaptive policy pathways for sustainable energy. Sustainable energy policies affect the global economy and environment. These
Pathways to Sustainable Energy – Accelerating Energy Transition in the UNECE RegionIn September 2015 countries agreed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that comprises seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Attainment of the goals depends directly or indirectly on the availability of
How Natural Gas can Displace Competing Fuels(Geneva, 2019)If there is to be a significant role for gas as a transition fuel, let alone as a destination fuel, governments and international institutions in the UNECE region will have to develop strategies that encourage the use of gas in the near- and medium-term
How Natural Gas can Support the Uptake of Renewable Energy(Geneva, 2019)There is a strong medium-to-long-term future for gas so long as it wholeheartedly embraces the energy transition and partners with renewables to produce carbon-free products, notably hydrogen, whislt embracing carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS).Gas has
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe has a long history of support for developing transport connections between Europe and Asia.  The EATL project, Phase I (2002–2007), Phase II (2008–2012) and Phase III (2013–2017) made transport between Europe and Asia a reality.  Phase III gathered 38 countries from Europe and Asia and concluded that road and rail transportation along Euro-
The Potential of Natural Gas to Penetrate New Markets(Geneva, 2019)The versatility of gas means it can be used for heat, for power, for combined heat and power (CHP), for petrochemicals and fertilisers, and in internal combustion engines. Natural gas can also be used as a source of hydrogen, and with biogas can contribute to
It is fair to say that trade facilitation is a key policy priority for most if not all the trading nations. The benefits for implementing trade facilitation provisions such as the ones in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement are well documented. However, the need for measuring progress of the provisions remain as strong as ever. Since 2015 the United Nations
Trade facilitation is a key factor in national competitiveness and in the economic development of countries. At the same time, the development of a simplified and automated trade environment is a challenging reform programme for any country. It requires strategic vision, leadership, change management, collaboration, and coordination between various stakeholders. It is also a well-known fact
These safety guidelines and good practices have been developed to support governments, competent authorities and operators in minimizing the risk of fire and safely retaining firefighting water. They are intended to enhance existing practices and promote harmonized safety standards for firefighting water management and retention, in order to prevent accidental pollution of soil and water,
 Hard Talks in ECE Countries on How to Increase Renewable Energy UptakeThis publication explores the outcomes of Hard Talks carried out in Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Serbia and Ukraine, from 2016 until early 2019. The study provides an outline of the
Within the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) has developed a series of some 30 recommendations and standards that are used worldwide to simplify, standardize and harmonize trade procedures and information flows. Many of these are now international standards of the International
This report presents final results of a study on benchmarking in land administration on the costs for registration/transfer of real estate and mortgages for the ECE region. The study covers costs of the registration of transfers, establishment of mortgages, subdivision of a land parcel and inspection fees for the registers.
The 2018 Active Ageing Index Analytical report jointly launched by UNECE and the European Commission shows that since 2008 most countries in the European Union have improved their overall AAI scores.Progress has been strongest for women. The report presents the latest AAI calculations and progress over time. The Active Ageing Index is a practical tool for policymakers that helps identify