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This publication is based on the “Study on Fraud in Land Administration Systems” presented at the Twelfth Session of the Working Party on Land Administration in 2021. It is an update to the 2011 “Study on the Challenges of Fraud to Land Administration Institutions" (ECE/HBP/165). It analyses the current state of play and best practices in addressing fraud in land administration systems in the ECE
The UNECE Regional Report 2021 on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation has been produced based on the results of the United Nations Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation. The Global Survey is a joint initiative under the Joint United Nations Regional Commissions’ Approach, agreed in Beirut in January 2010 by the Executive Secretaries of the five Regional Commissions.
This publication is an update to the 2005 study on “Guiding Principles for Public-Private Partnership in Land Administration” (ECE/HBP/WP.7/2005/8). It evaluates the existing principles of public-private partnerships in land administration to help land administration authorities to familiarize themselves with the best practices of ECE member States and develop their strategies for the future. It
UNECE support for climate action The UNECE region – stretching over North America right across Europe, covering the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia – is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for 34% of the world’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion. From wildfires to flooding, heatwaves and drought, the region is increasingly forced to deal with
This handbook covers the key steps and considerations to set up, run, and evaluate business incubation programmes. Section 1 outlines the defining characteristics of BIs and their effectiveness in transition economies. Section 2 describes the stages of business incubator creation, namely: BI feasibility assessments based on environmental factors; setting the goals that determine the type or model
The use of administrative data for censuses continues to increase across the countries of the UNECE region and beyond. Administrative sources are used in a wide variety of ways, from supporting operations in a traditional census all the way to fully register-based censuses. It is important that NSOs understand the strengths and limitations of administrative data for use in their censuses, to
Transparency and predictability are essential elements for the cross-border movement of goods. In order to trade internationally efficiently and cost effectively, it is necessary to access all the regulatory requirements prior to the actual sale of merchandise. Having an official, single portal where all this information can be accessed provides the necessary transparency and predictability. Such
This UN/CEFACT Recommendation 45 on Minimum Standards for Ship Agents and Ship Brokers (ECE/TRADE/462) is an update of the 1988 UNCTAD minimum standards for ship agents and a reflection of the changes in operational practices in the ship agency profession. It also recognizes, for the first time, the role of the ship broker in bringing the ship and cargo together. It aims to reconcile the effects
This publication - #Housing2030: Effective policies for affordable housing in the UNECE region – was developed within #Housing2030, a joint international initiative of UNECE, UN-Habitat and Housing Europe. It explores housing affordability challenges and existing policy instruments for improving housing affordability in the UNECE region and facilitates the exchange and dissemination of good
UNRSF is playing a catalytic role in transforming investments for road safety and changing world views to understand how road safety transcends many other SDGs. In West Africa, 15 countries received support which ultimately resulted in the celebrated adoption of a single environmental used car standard with embedded important road safety requirements. In Brazil, the road traffic rule enforcement
Water resources and ecosystems underpin socio-economic developments in energy and agriculture as well as in industry, tourism, navigation and other sectors. However, these developments also exert significant pressure on the environment, with impacts on the availability and quality of water. Tackling water and environment-related issues through nexus solutions means understanding inter-sectoral
The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), requires Parties to prevent, control and reduce transboundary impact, use transboundary waters in a reasonable and equitable way and cooperate to ensure their sustainable management. Parties bordering the same
The information contained in this brochure on a Charter of Road Traffic Victims’ Rights which is the joint initiative of the WP.1 secretariat, the Institute for European Traffic Law and the Council of Bureaux was welcomed and supported by WP.1 at its eighty-second session in March 2021.
The ‎UN World Food Systems Summit (FSS) 2021 marks a ‎‎‎‎milestone to promote actions that aim at overcoming challenges and delivering healthier, more ‎‎‎‎sustainable, and inclusive food systems and to deliver progress globally across all the Sustainable Development ‎‎‎Goals (SDGs). In that respect this report was prepared to provide harmonized pathways and game changers to overcome common and
More than 60 per cent of the world’s freshwater flow is shared between two or more riparian states. The sustainable and cooperative management of these transboundary water resources is crucial for access to water, sustainable development as well as regional stability and peace. However, many countries and basins struggle to identify and mobilize the needed funding for transboundary water
This brochure on the Prevailing Convention for the issue/use of Domestic Driving Permits (DDPs) and International Driving Permits (IDPs) was endorsed by WP.1 at its eighty-second session in March 2021.
This Regional Policy Brief aims to provide an overview of the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UNECE region; identify urban economic resilience needs of cities; and offer policy recommendations, best practices, tools and mechanisms for sustainable urban economic recovery. Policy recommendations are in the following four thematic areas: Urban governance Socio-economic impacts
Domestic wood heating is a major source of emissions of particulate matter, including black carbon (BC), and organic pollutants, such as dioxins/furans, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and benzo[a]pyrene (B(a)P), in the ECE region, resulting in poor local air quality conditions and significant negative effects on human health. The present document responds to the need to inform the
The handbook seeks to support policymakers in the Eastern Europe and South Caucasus (EESC) sub-region to design effective policies and institutions to further enable and foster the potential of innovative, high-growth entrepreneurship as invaluable drivers for innovation-led sustainable development. High-growth innovative firms have a key role in jobs and value creation as they experiment with
This publication was developed within the framework of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative. The Guidelines provide practical recommendations for city governments on how to develop investment-grade projects in support of sustainable smart urban development. They explain what a sustainable smart city project is and provide an overview of traditional and innovative financing