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This study identifies key drivers of forest degradation and the potential for forest landscape restoration in 17 countries of Eastern and South-East Europe. It builds on assessments from national experts and the best available data to support countries in preparing restoration pledges in the run up
The rapid development of high-speed rail (HSR) networks has been observed worldwide in recent years. The experience of states operating these systems demonstrates that they are setting new standards of quality and contributing to the renaissance of railway as a mode of transport. The development of
The Guidance on the Applicability of the Convention to the Lifetime Extension of Nuclear Power Plants was prepared by an ad hoc working group co-chaired by Germany and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as mandated by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on
The most recent in the series of Policy Briefs on Ageing is "Ageing in the Digital Era". See all "Policy
Strategic communication is a relatively new concept for most statistical organizations, which have traditionally focused their efforts and resources on dissemination practices and systems. A strategic communication function can guide the development and implementation of a communication strategy.
This study summarizes the key findings of the ninth study, which focuses on Serbia. It was carried out pursuant to the Government’s request to support ongoing efforts to increase the trade sector’s contribution to development and the implementation of the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs).
This report summarizes the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic had, during the first three quarters of 2020, on the forest sector of countries in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia), focusing on production, export, import, consumption, prices
The National Trade Facilitation Roadmap of the Kyrgyz Republic 2021-2025 serves as the guiding framework for comprehensive national trade facilitation reforms over a five-year period. The Roadmap sets out a strategic vision and respective goals and activities for the Kyrgyz Republic to implement.
The Report presents a thematic regional analysis of unpaid work of women in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) and the resulting empowerment women gain when their responsibility for such work is reduced. The report concludes with policy recommendations that prioritize the importance of unpaid
Opportunities and challenges for gender equality in the COVID-19 recovery COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of investment in the care economy for successful response, recovery and “building back better” from the pandemic. The report provides evidence on UN Economic Commission for Europe (
The UNRSF 2020 Annual Report is now available.
The construction and maintenance of road infrastructure is an important area of most countries’ national economies, but also one of the least digitized sub-sectors. It suffers from the presence of systemic shortcomings including an insufficient level of cooperation, inadequate information
This Handbook for national master plans for freight transport and logistics has been elaborated with the aim to showcase the importance of the freight sector for the national economic development, and more importantly to assist national authorities in charge of freight transport and logistics with
Historically, extractive industries have also been a major driver of economic growth, particularly for now-advanced economies that benefitted during and after the Industrial Revolution. Currently, mineral resource extraction plays a dominant role in the economies of 81 countries that account for a
This report captures the collective results of the regional United Nations system in Europe and Central Asia in 2020. In the reporting period, the regional UN entities provided collective support and offered policy guidance and tools to address key sustainable development challenges in the region.
The Trans-European North-South Motorway (TEM) Project was initiated to facilitate road traffic in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and to assist with the process of integrating European transport infrastructure systems. One of the objectives of the Project is to improve the road network’s
The Trans-European North-South Motorway (TEM) Project was initiated to facilitate road traffic in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and to assist with the process of integrating European transport infrastructure systems. In order to improve the road network’s management, the Project
The implementation of vehicle regulations related activities demonstrated that, through accession to and implementation of the 1998 Agreement, vehicles safety will be increased considerably. However, the main issue for many countries remains how to prepare for accession and implementation of this
The UNECE region has been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the devastating impact on lives and health, countries are suffering heavy socio-economic consequences: GDP in the region is projected to fall by 6-7% in 2020 with significant discrepancies across countries;
The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an ambitious and comprehensive framework that opens new perspectives for policymaking and international cooperation. Its integrated character highlights the linkages and complementarities that exist between different goals and