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UN/CEFACT standards support the development of sustainable agriculture

… … es … ar … zh-hans … With almost a billion people going hungry (795 million people are undernourished according to … elimination of “trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets” to fight hunger and achieve food … trade are increasingly subject to sanitary requirements and regulations on food safety. Further, consumers are paying …

UNECE and China to increase cooperation on UN vehicle regulations

… cars manufactured in 2015, 30% of the world’s total.  The country is therefore aiming at positioning itself in the race … Vehicles, held on 7 and 8 June 2016 in Shanghai. The UNECE secretariat delivered the keynote speech, highlighting … done under the World Forum for the harmonization of vehicle regulations (WP.29) on Automated Commended Steering …

Cleaning up the garment and footwear sector: regulation for action

… en … fr … ru … es … ar … zh-hans … The days of voluntary measures to improve sustainability in the garment and … sector appear to be numbered, according to speakers at a recent event. With regulation and smart policy implementation, the sector has …

UNECE organizes demonstration of new helmets for e-bikes and mopeds

… choice for transportation particularly in developing countries, helmets continue to be a difficult safety issue.  … session of the Inland Transport Committee . This brand new type of helmets for use by moped and e-bike riders has been … to the most stringent safety requirements set forth in UN Regulation No. 22, annexed to the 1958 Agreement.  … UNECE

Thailand to implement UN/FLUX for sustainable fisheries

… accounting for 1.2% and 9.9% of the national GDP and the agricultural GDP, respectively (FAO  2008). Combating … These domains were prioritized due to the country’s regulations, operation requirements and technical support … the feasibility study, the test of data exchange, and final approval at the political level. The CCCIF experts estimate …

Reviving agricultural trade in the Balkans

… at heart of the Balkans’ economic activities, only a few countries have so far managed to exploit their production and … the formerly conflict-ridden region made progress since UNECE’s last agricultural trade event in 2011? Have the economic crisis …

Emission reductions from domestic heating and agricultural waste burning will help reduce black carbon in the UNECE region, promising climate benefits

… times greater than that of carbon dioxide (CO2) per unit mass. It is recognized widely that mitigating BC … additional measures for wood-fueled heating stoves and agricultural waste burning can reap the biggest benefits to … (b) education and training of farmers; and (c) developing regulations and financial support. Awareness-raising, …

UNECE supports the adoption of effective risk-based regulations in Kyrgyzstan

… effective risk management are particularly important in a country like Kyrgyzstan. The 2017 World Risk Report ranks … of these hazards. Preliminary consultations conducted by UNECE show that market surveillance and inspections in the … support as the country implements a risk-based approach to regulation, inspections and enforcement. To address some of …

UN/CEFACT discusses Single Window developments

… centralized location, thus saving time and costs. In 2005, UNECE published Recommendation 33, which lays the foundation … presented at the 23rd UN/CEFACT Plenary for approval next week. The evolution of the Single Window … The conference featured practical examples of different types of Single Windows or similar platforms, ranging from …

Reducing air pollution from agriculture in the UNECE region to save lives and biodiversity

… come to mind when thinking about sources of air pollutants, agricultural emissions, namely ammonia or NH3, are the … to the World Health Organization, human exposure to this type of air pollution is causing about 600,000 deaths annually in the UNECE region. The problem is indeed not a small one: in some …

Approval of project to develop transboundary water cooperation between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

… ar … zh-hans … On 10 November in Bishkek representatives of UNECE, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) … and Talas Rivers. Whereas all facilities for the rivers’ regulation, such as dams, water reservoirs and canals, are … … Approval of project to develop transboundary water …

28th UN/CEFACT Forum - supporting trade facilitation

… … zh-hans … Trade facilitation is gaining interest from countries all around the world following the conclusion of the … trade facilitation. Some of the key expected outcomes are: Approval by the Bureau of the UNECE Recommendation on … of the draft UN/CEFACT standard for traceability of agricultural products, including animal and plant fibres; …

UNECE and OSCE join forces in enhancing cyber resilience of intelligent transport systems

… en … fr … ru … es … ar … zh-hans … What are the various types of cyber threats posed to intelligent transport … cyber security experts from the automotive, IT and telecommunication sectors from the Euro-Asian region at a roundtable … systems would benefit from the recently adopted UN Regulation on cyber security, which introduces stringent …

UN/CEFACT standards can enhance traceability for sustainable clothing

… made? When you buy your clothes, are you looking for this type of information, but without much success? The textile … industry is a complex one, with value chains stretching around the globe. We all know that the bulk of the clothing and … Possible approaches - in terms of supporting policies, regulations and standards - and innovative solutions will be …

UN/CEFACT standards and recommendations accelerate countries’ sustainable economic recovery

… by 8 per cent   after falling 5.3 per cent in 2020. How UN/CEFACT recommendations and e-business standards can help … Ship Brokers further empowers countries to advance maritime regulation. Some countries lack the relevant laws concerning … original consignor to final consignee regardless of the type of goods or the mode of transport. To find out more …

UNECE helps the Dominican Republic to enhance export quality of fruit and vegetables

… impressive economic growth rates in past years, yet the agricultural export sector continues to face challenges … as an “uneven playing field” fostering ”an enclave-type private sector” which is best illustrated by the … Republic’s lower compliance rate with international regulations and import requirements - including quality - …

It starts with a standard – but UNECE’s work on agriculture and food does not stop there

… en … fr … ru … es … ar … zh-hans … Over the past years, UNECE’s work in agriculture has expanded from the development … of the importance of quality by all parties in the agricultural supply chain. Last week’s Farmers’ Market …

How UNECE agricultural quality standards and forestry expertise can support sustainable nut and dried fruit value chains

… More than 1.6 billion people, mostly in developing countries, depend on forests and forest resources for their … Their Value Chains: Nuts ”. UNECE has developed over 100 agricultural quality standards , including close to 30 for … most important Non-Wood Forest Products. This particular type of nut is collected by local populations and has …

Launch of UN/LOCODE Advisory Group to ensure continued contribution to identification of location in global trade

… en … fr … ru … es … ar … zh-hans … Uniquely identifying locations in trade, transport and … requests for the use of the code has instigated UNECE to install a network of focal points in each economy. … and Terms of Reference ( ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2017/17 ) were approved by the UNECE Executive Committee (EXCOM).  The …

Armenia advances monitoring for sustainable forest management

… population”, said Ekrem Yazici, Deputy Chief of the Joint UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section . Forests play an … in anti-erosion, soil protection, and water and climate regulation. While these ecological functions are widely …