The impact on different parts of our region has varied depending on the timing of the initial outbreak, the economic and demographic structures and pre-existing capacities. But all countries have been hit by various economic shocks- on demand, supply and financing. The crisis severely affects the very fabric of international economic relations – trade and transport.
UNECE policy response
UNECE has a large number of instruments and initiatives that can support member States in their efforts to tackle the crisis and promote a sustainable recovery. Engaging all our different functions and assets – convening power, normative production and technical cooperation – we can respond to evolving needs in benefit of all our member States.
Our action framework is structured around 3 main pillars:
Please read more in our documents:
COVID-19 Response Policies and the Care Economy: Mapping economic and social policies in the UNECE region
COVID-19 RESPONSE - Responding to the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UNECE Region
DIALOGUE OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARIES OF THE REGIONAL COMMISSIONS WITH THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY SECOND COMMITTEE
POLICY BRIEF: COVID-19 and SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
UNECE has launched online platforms and observatories gathering updates and policy resources to help member States respond to the COVID-19 crisis:
Observatory on Border Crossings Status
COVID-19: the role of the Water Convention and the Protocol on Water and Health
Related News and Press Releases
Please read the latest updates at: https://www.unece.org/info/media/covid-19-press-releases.html
Please read the latest publications here.
Impact on meetings and events
As the situation is evolving, delegations are encouraged to consult this page regularly to stay apprised of the latest developments.
Please consult the respective meeting pages for further details and updates.
Please consult the information on COVID-19 for meeting participants here.