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What is Technical Cooperation ?

Technical cooperation is an important instrument for implementing the UNECE programme of work and forms an integral part of the Commission's activities. 

Depending on the area and goals of a technical cooperation project, the implementation activities are carried out either by regular staff, or Regional Advisers, or both and include the organization of study tours or missions of a technical nature, capacity-building workshops, meetings of experts, etc. 

In the process of planning and delivery of its technical cooperation services, UNECE maintains active collaboration with key international organizations and institutions present in the region, both within and outside the UN system, with the aim to increase the effectiveness of its technical assistance and avoid duplication of resources. UNECE technical cooperation activities are carried out by regular staff of its Divisions, and Regional Advisers, working in close cooperation with the Divisions.

UNECE technical cooperation projects are financed from: Regular UN budget, including UN Development Account (UNDA) and the Regular Programme on Technical Cooperation (RPTC); Extra-budgetary resources.