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Strengthening social protection, trade, and environmental protection are key to building back better in the Asia-Pacific region, says UN report

Strengthening social protection, trade, and environmental protection are key to building back better in the Asia-Pacific region, says UN report

Broadening social protection, investing in a sustained recovery, keeping goods and information flowing, and protecting environmental health will be key to emerging stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a flagship report released by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) today. The theme study for the 77th session of […]

Countries Will Celebrate the Escazú Agreement’s Entry into Force on International Mother Earth Day

Countries Will Celebrate the Escazú Agreement’s Entry into Force on International Mother Earth Day

The States Parties to the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean – known as the Escazú Agreement  – will celebrate the treaty’s entry into force next Thursday, April 22, 2021, a date which also commemorates International Mother Earth Day. Having reached the required number […]

More “joined-up” approaches to measure and monitor sustainability are needed to sharpen policies in UNECE region

More “joined-up” approaches to measure and monitor sustainability are needed to sharpen policies in UNECE region

19 April 2021 More robust monitoring and measuring systems are required to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UNECE report on Measuring and Monitoring progress towards SDGs that uses a “nexus” approach to chart a course for more “joined up” activities. High-quality statistics are vital for all stakeholders – from national governments, local authorities, […]

ECA plays leading role in Africa’s fight against climate change

ECA plays leading role in Africa’s fight against climate change

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 19, 2021 (ECA) The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is working with sister United Nations agencies, bilateral and multilateral partners to align global climate goals to the continent’s action agenda. At the forefront of enhancing national, regional, and continental climate adaptation preparedness and response efforts is Africa’s lead climate think-tank, the […]

Gabon launches technical training hub to revolutionise skills for economic diversification

Gabon launches technical training hub to revolutionise skills for economic diversification

Yaounde, 16 April 2021 (ECA) –In an unprecedented move to match local skills with the urgent needs of economic diversification, President Ali Bongo of the Republic of Gabon has launched the International Multisectoral Centre for Vocational Education and Training (CIMFEP, in French), in Nkok, near Libreville, in consonance with ECA’s prescription for a revolution in the […]

Machine learning paves the way for modern, efficient statistical production

Machine learning paves the way for modern, efficient statistical production

15 April 2021 International collaboration facilitated by UNECE is helping statistical organizations around the world move towards producing essential statistics in innovative ways based on machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). The Machine Learning 2021 Group, led by the United Kingdom’s Data Science Campus in collaboration with UNECE, is driving efforts to take ideas about machine learning and artificial intelligence from the realms of science fiction towards a reality that can […]

Alicia Bárcena on Debt Restructuring and Renegotiation at a Time of Pandemic: “We Need to Level the Playing Field. Both Creditors and Debtors Should Share the Burden”

Alicia Bárcena on Debt Restructuring and Renegotiation at a Time of Pandemic: “We Need to Level the Playing Field. Both Creditors and Debtors Should Share the Burden”

Debt restructuring and renegotiation as well as debt relief are of both public and private interest at this time of pandemic. “We need to level the playing field between creditors and debtors. Both should share the burden,” Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), stated today during […]

UN Task Force issues recommendations for green and healthy transport to support a sustainable COVID-19 recovery

UN Task Force issues recommendations for green and healthy transport to support a sustainable COVID-19 recovery

13 April 2021 Countries of the Pan-European region can seize the COVID-19 recovery as a turning point for green and healthy transport and mobility as a foundation to build a better future for all, urges a UN Task Force. Bringing together over 50 experts from member States, international institutions, academia, public transport operators and industry […]

UNECE trains entrepreneurs and policy makers in North Macedonia and Georgia on best practices in energy efficiency and renewable energy in response to COVID-19 crisis

UNECE trains entrepreneurs and policy makers in North Macedonia and Georgia on best practices in energy efficiency and renewable energy in response to COVID-19 crisis

13 April 2021 UNECE continues to help its member States to respond to COVID-19 crisis. As part of this work, Guidelines and Best Practices for Micro-, Small and Medium Enterprises in Delivering Energy-Efficient Products and in Providing Renewable Energy Equipment developed earlier are being customized for North Macedonia and Georgia. Online training workshops for each country were held on 17 February and 8 April 2021 respectively. The Guidelines and […]

The ECA in West Africa assesses implementation of its 23rd ICE recommendations and prepares for organization of the 24th session

The ECA in West Africa assesses implementation of its 23rd ICE recommendations and prepares for organization of the 24th session

Niamey (Niger), April 12, 2020 –   The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), through its Sub-Regional Office for West Africa, organized a virtual meeting on Friday with the Bureau of the Twenty-Third Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts and Senior Officers (ICE) for West Africa. This meeting, which is part of the sustained […]

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