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Acting Director-General of UNOG Michael Møller takes on functions of Acting Executive Secretary of UNECE


  Published:10 April 2014 UNECE Executive Secretary Sven Alkalaj left his position upon expiry of his contract on 8 April 2014. The Secretary-General has thanked Mr. Alkalaj for his service to the United Nations and for his accomplishments, leadership and commitment towards the goals of the Economic Commission for Europe. The Secretary-General has asked Mr. [...]

Switzerland joins the Aarhus Convention and its amendment on genetically modified organisms


Published:05 March 2014  On 3 March 2014, Switzerland ratified the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) and its amendment on genetically modified organisms (GMO amendment), raising the total number of Parties to the Convention to 47 [...]

World Water Day 2014, 21 Mar 2014, Bangkok


  The World Water Day 2014 (WWD2014) is celebrated around the world. This year 2014 WWD will be commemorated on, Friday, 21 March 2014 with the theme of Water and Energy. Globally the WWD2014 is being facilitated jointly by UNU (United Nations University) and UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization). In Thailand, the United Nations [...]

Seventh AU-ECA Joint Annual Meetings, 25-30 March 2014, Abuja Nigeria


The Seventh Joint AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will be held on 25 to 30 March 2014, Abuja, Nigeria on the theme, “Industrialization for inclusive and transformative development in Africa”. The Conference will aim to provide a platform for policy [...]

Interactive session with the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, 6 February, ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York


You are invited to an interactive session chaired by H.E. Mr. Thabo Mbeki, former President of the Republic of South Africa and Chair of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa. The session will take place on Thursday, 6 February 2014 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM in the ECOSOC Chamber at [...]

ESCAP launches digitized version of intellectual history


For the first time in the nearly seven decades of its existence, the work of staff at the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) from over 60 years has been compiled, digitized and made available online. The “Intellectual History Project” launched today in Bangkok provides digital versions of the “ahead-of-the-curve” regional [...]

Equality for women tops agenda for ECLAC


(Op-Ed by Ms. Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and current Coordinator of the Regional Commissions) As we come to the end of the year, we, the women of Latin America and the Caribbean can be satisfied and hopeful, thanks to the commitments made by our countries in [...]

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week 2013


The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week brings together government officials and other stakeholders every two years for discussions on issues of importance to trade and investment policy making in the region. Against the backdrop of global economic turbulence, the first Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week in 2009 focused on the impact of the financial crisis [...]

Secretary-General calls for enhanced partnership with Southeast Asian bloc to promote peace, development


Oct 10, 2013 (Menafn – M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) –Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for enhanced partnership between the United Nations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as the two bodies work together for peace, human rights and sustainable development across the region. “You have a tremendous opportunity to position the ASEAN region [...]

ECA to host Third Annual Climate Change and Development in Africa Conference


Addis Ababa, 10 October 2013 (ECA) – The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) will organise the Third Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-III) at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 21 – 23 October, 2013. The Conference is organized each year under the auspices of the Climate for [...]

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