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Regional Commissions and Climate Change

Each of the regions is being affected differently by climate change according to their particular circumstances and conditions and will have to implement measures to minimize and address these impacts through a combination of mitigation and adaptation measures. In order to make informed decisions about climate change policies and plans, countries need to: know how […]

RPTC Success Stories – ESCAP

Subprogramme 1. Poverty and development During 2008-2009, Asia-Pacific countries, particularly the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing states, strengthened their capacities to respond to the food-fuel crises and climate change, as a result of the technical assistance provided by ESCAP. Ministries of Finance and Central Banks from 17 Asia-Pacific countries were […]

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 the review of the 2005 UNECE reform, which defines the strategic priorities for UNECE’s work for the coming years. The high-level debates were centred on […]

The Regional Commissions and Rio +20

  Green Growth and Sustainable Development: Regional Perspectives Contributions of Regional Commissions to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 Regional Calendar of Events Regional Presepctives on the Institutional Framework on Sustainable Development (IFSD) Towards a more coherent institutional framework for the UN system’s environmental activities views and role of the regional commissions (May 2006) […]


Note from the director. Dear Readers, Welcome back to the new Regional Commissions quarterly newsletter. We are pleased to release this issue during the substantive session of ECOSOC, being held in New York on the theme: “Macroeconomic policies for productive capacity, employment creation, sustainable development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, in the […]