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Supporting transboundary water cooperation and the sustainable management of shared water resources The Water Convention, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2022, is a key legal and intergovernmental framework for promoting transboundary water cooperation and sustainable management of shared water resources that has proven its effectiveness over the past 30 years. The Convention, which
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Currently over a third of all food produced is lost or wasted along supply chains and at consumer levels, with considerable impacts on both the availability of food and the environmental sustainability of food systems. The challenge is particularly pronounced for fresh fruit and vegetables, which are frequently traded over large distances, involving several actors. Their perishable nature mean
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The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), requires Parties to establish and implement joint programmes for monitoring transboundary waters, to carry out joint or coordinated assessments of the conditions of transboundary waters, and to exchange data and
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In December 2022, the resumed fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted the Kunming-Montreal global biodiversity framework, including a monitoring framework. The present Guidelines for developing national strategies to use biodiversity monitoring help make biodiversity monitoring a practical tool for environmental policy. The guidelines
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This multilingual glossary (English, French, Russian and Spanish) provides a comprehensive list of terms used in legislative practice related to market surveillance. Market surveillance policies have a strong impact on business competitiveness, international trade and economic development. To build an effective market surveillance system requires cooperation among the system stakeholders, both
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Producers of official statistics face a complicated task in managing users’ access to the data they collect, as they must maintain the confidentiality of the individuals or businesses who have provided their data to them, while being under pressure to release ever more detailed datasets in order to provide greater analytical insight to those who wish to use such data. Traditionally, national
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At its eighty-second session, the Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management (CUDHLM) endorsed the Guidelines for the development of Voluntary Local Reviews in the ECE Region (ECE/HBP/2021/4) and invited the secretariat to update the Guidelines based on the outcomes of their testing in pilot cities and on feedback from relevant stakeholders and United Nations agencies (ECE/HBP/
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На своей восемьдесят второй сессии Комитет по градостроительству, жилищному хозяйству и землепользованию (КГЖХЗ) одобрил Руководящие принципы для разработки добровольных местных обзоров в регионе ЕЭК (ECE/HBP/2021/4) и предложил секретариату обновить эти руководящие принципы на основе результатов их тестирования в пилотных городах и отзывов соответствующих заинтересованных сторон и учреждений
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The Smart Sustainable Cities Profile: Grodno presents the outcome of the evaluation of Grodno against the UNECE/ITU Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on Smart Sustainable Cities (SSC).  The publication provides recommendations to support the commitment of Grodno to becoming smarter and more sustainable and the successful achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for
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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
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From this page it is possible to view and download the text of the annexed regulations to the ADN as applicable from 1 January 2023 (ADN 2023) in PDF format. The electronic version of the publication is made available for information purposes only. To comply with the requirements of ADN, refer to the official UN official publication on paper.
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Fourth cycle of EPRs: advancing environmental performance in the region and beyond. Transforming Planet. This calendar promotes the fourth cycle of UNECE EPRs, based on the document adopted by the Committee on Environmental Policy and subsequent decisions made, as well as ministerial decisions. Three EPR cycles have already taken place. Printed copies of EPR publications may be
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ADVANCED VERSION The transition of the global energy system is leading society towards an innovative future, offering an opportunity to transcend the current global economy in favour of a more sustainable one. Equal gender participation in this endeavour can help society leap to a future of technological advancement in the energy sector. This report analyzes key issues,
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The multifaceted requirements of sustainable development depend primarily on the optimal and responsible use of natural resources. A new paradigm of natural resource production and use, including progressing towards a circular economy, is required to realise the need for the balanced development of natural resources. The United Nations Resource Management System (UNRMS) is a comprehensive,
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The Guidelines on Developing Gender-Responsive Standards offer practical steps to establishing effective policies and practices, which support women’s equal participation as a strategic priority. The report acknowledges that standardization has traditionally been a maledominated world and seeks to offer a baseline for standards development organizations (SDOs) aiming to ensure equity in their
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ADVANCED VERSION Low-carbon hydrogen deployment is crucial for achieving the Paris Agreement goals and for deep decarbonization in hard-to-abate sectors (in particular, in heavy long-distance transport, in the steel industry, fertilizer production, etc.). By the end of 2022, more than 70 countries around the world are already involved in drafting of national hydrogen strategies
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Across the UNECE region, member States are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical crises in the region, supply chain disruptions, and climate change impacts. These challenges have exposed the vulnerability of the UNECE energy systems and highlighted the urgent need to build more resilient energy systems. The UNECE Expert Community prepared a paper to help