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The Executive Secretaries of the five UN Regional Commissions issue joint call for action to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy

The Executive Secretaries of the five UN Regional Commissions issue joint call for action to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy

Published:04 November 2014 The Executive Secretaries of the five United Nations Regional Commissions are issuing a joint call for action to accelerate the transition to sustainable and fair energy, on…

Regional Ministerial Consultation calls for strong and participatory accountability for the post-2015 agenda at all levels

Regional Ministerial Consultation calls for strong and participatory accountability for the post-2015 agenda at all levels

Published:23 September 2014, ECE The Regional Ministerial Consultation “Monitoring and Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda –The Regional Dimension” discussed how to give ‘teeth’ to a non-legally binding framework that…

International Treaties Seminar: Road Safety, New York, 5 June

International Treaties Seminar: Road Safety, New York, 5 June

UNECE and the Office of Legal Affairs will organize a “Road Safety Treaty Day” for all Permanent Missions to the United Nations. The event – coorganized with the Regional Commissions…

Meeting of the Parties to UNECE Treaties on Environmental Assessment in June

Meeting of the Parties to UNECE Treaties on Environmental Assessment in June

Published:28 May 2014 (ECE) Over 150 Government officials, representatives of international organizations, international financial institutions (IFIs), civil society, academia and other stakeholders from some 50 countries will meet in Geneva…

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

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…

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

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…

65th session of the Economic Commission for Europe adopts renewed strategic framework for UNECE’s work

65th session of the Economic Commission for Europe adopts renewed strategic framework for UNECE’s work

At its 65th session, held from 9 to 11 April at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) adopted the outcome document of…

UNECE Ministerial meeting “Making the Euro-Asian Transport Network Operational”

UNECE Ministerial meeting “Making the Euro-Asian Transport Network Operational”

Published: 27 February 2013 On the occasion of the 75th Jubilee session of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), a high-level Ministerial…

UNECE Air Convention Parties adopt more stringent controls of heavy metals emissions and measures to help Parties from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia to join in

UNECE Air Convention Parties adopt more stringent controls of heavy metals emissions and measures to help Parties from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia to join in

Following three years of negotiations, Parties to the 1998 Protocol on Heavy Metals under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution adopted historic…