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PRINCIPLES EFFECT JOINT BODIES (R)

Principles for Effective Joint Bodies for Transboundary Water Cooperation under the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Russian language)

18 Mar 2019
The Principles for Effective Joint Bodies for Transboundary Water Cooperation, presented in this publication, distil valuable lessons from the experiences of joint bodies worldwide, Parties to the Water Convention and other States, as well as other stakeholders. These experiences were gathered th...
PRINCIPLES EFFECT JOINT BODIES (A)

Principles for Effective Joint Bodies for Transboundary Water Cooperation under the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Arabic language)

27 Mar 2019
The Principles for Effective Joint Bodies for Transboundary Water Cooperation, presented in this publication, distil valuable lessons from the experiences of joint bodies worldwide, Parties to the Water Convention and other States, as well as other stakeholders. These experiences were gathered th...
PRINCIPLES EFFECT JOINT BODIES (S)

Principios para órganos conjuntos eficaces en la cooperación en materia de aguas transfronterizas en virtud del Convenio sobre la Protección y Utilización de los Cursos de Agua Transfronterizos y de los Lagos Internacionales

3 Apr 2019
Los Principios para órganos conjuntos eficaces en la cooperación en materia de aguas transfronterizas, presentados en esta publicación, sintetizan lecciones valiosas a partir de las experiencias de órganos conjuntos a escala mundial, de las Partes en el Convenio del Agua y de otros Estados, así c...
PRINCIPLES EFFECT JOINT BODIES (F)

Principes applicables à des organes communs agissant efficacement pour la coopération relative aux eaux transfrontières au titre de la Convention sur la protection et l’utilisation des cours d’eau transfrontières et des lacs internationaux

9 Apr 2019
Les principes applicables à des organes communs agissants efficacement pour la coopération relative aux eaux transfrontières, présentés dans cette présente publication, reposent sur des enseignements précieux tirés de l’expérience d’organes communs du monde entier, de Parties à la Convention sur ...
BRINGING STANDARDIZATION IN UNIVER

Bringing Standardization in University Curricula

Making the Case

3 May 2019
This paper advocates for integrating education about standardization into the curricula of educational establishments. It presents evidence of the relevance of standards for policymakers and business executives as well as professionals. It then reviews the efforts of UNECE since 2012 to date to i...
IMPLEMENTATION OF CEVNI REV #5

Implementation of CEVNI Revision 5

17 Apr 2019
The European Code for Inland Waterways (CEVNI) was first established in 1962 and has since that time been maintained by the UNECE Working Party on Inland Water Transport (SC.3). It contains the core uniform rules applicable to the traffic on inland waterways, such as marking on vessels, visual si...
WOOD ENERGY IN THE ECE REGION

Wood Energy in the ECE Region

Data, Trends and Outlook in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and North America

6 May 2019
This publication highlights the use of wood for energy and includes the most recent statistics on wood energy markets across the UNECE region. It aims to communicate the relevance of wood energy in the region and help bridge information about the forest and energy sectors. It also intends to offe...
THE WATER CONVENTION RESPOND (A)

The Water Convention (Arabic language)

Responding to Global Water Challenges

17 Apr 2019
The Convention is designed to be applied in very different settings and conditions. It is implemented in water-rich as well as water-scarce countries. As the level of ambition of the implementation required is proportionate to the capacity and means of Parties, the Convention is ratified and impl...
GLOBAL HARMON SYST CLASS #8

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

Eighth Revised Edition

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
18 Jun 2019
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) addresses classification and labelling of chemicals by types of hazards. It provides the basis for worldwide harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals and aims at enhancing the protection of human health a...
STATE FOREST CAUCASUS & CNTR ASIA

State of Forests of the Caucasus and Central Asia

Overview of Forests and Sustainable Forest Management in the Caucasus and Central Asia Region

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Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
20 Jun 2019
The study on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia aims to present the forest resources and the forest sector of the region, including trends in, and pressures on the resource, to describe the policies and institutions for the forest sector in the region and to list the major chal...
UNECE COUNTRIES FIGURES 2019

UNECE Countries in Figures 2019

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UNECE Countries in Figures
3 Jun 2019
UNECE Countries in Figures presents a profile of social and economic indicators for each of the 56 UNECE member countries. These profiles, prepared by the UNECE Statistical Division, are intended to be of interest to readers not necessarily familiar with statistical terminology or with interpreti...
MEASURING INTL LABOUR MOBILITY

Measuring International Labour Mobility

20 Jun 2019
This publication provides country examples and best practices on measuring international labour mobility. It was prepared by a task force composed of experts from national statistical offices, and coordinated by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. The aim is to provide guidance and...
GUIDANCE DATA INTEGRAT MEASU MIGRA

Guidance on Data Integration for Measuring Migration

4 Mar 2019
The economic, social and demographic impacts of migration are large and increasing. Policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders need data on migrants and their integration into societies. These data need be comprehensive, accurate and frequently updated. There is no single source that can pr...
FOREST LANDSCAPE RESTORATION

Forest Landscape Restoration in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Background Study for the Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Challenge in the Caucasus and Central Asia (21-22 June 2018, Astana, Kazakhstan)

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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
20 Jun 2019
This study, focusing primarily on the period from the collapse of the Soviet Union until the present day, identifies the key drivers of forest degradation and the potential for forest landscape restoration in the Caucasus and Central Asia. The study was undertaken to support the preparation of re...
INNOVAT SUST DEV REV: KYRGYZSTAN

Innovation for Sustainable Development - Review of Kyrgyzstan

20 Jun 2019
Innovation for Sustainable Development Review of Kyrgyzstan contains the outcomes of a policy advisory exercise that drew on the experience accumulated by the UNECE in the identification of good practices and policy lessons in the area of knowledge-based development, with particular reference to ...
THE WATER CONVENTION RESPOND (R)

The Water Convention (Russian language)

Responding to Global Water Challenges

29 Oct 2018
The Convention is designed to be applied in very different settings and conditions. It is implemented in water-rich as well as water-scarce countries. As the level of ambition of the implementation required is proportionate to the capacity and means of Parties, the Convention is ratified and impl...
THE WATER CONVENTION RESPOND (S)

El Convenio del Agua

Una respuesta a los desafíos mundiales del agua

23 May 2019
El Convenio está concebido para poder aplicarse en entornos y condiciones muy diferentes, tanto en países ricos en agua como en países donde esta escasea. Dado que el grado de ambición de la aplicación es proporcional a la capacidad y los medios de las Partes, el Convenio es ratificado y aplicado...
THE WATER CONVENTION RESPOND (F)

La Convention sur l’eau

Répondre aux défis mondiaux de l’eau

7 Nov 2018
La Convention est faite pour être appliquée dans des cadres et des conditions très différents. Elle est appliquée dans les pays disposant d’abondantes ressources en eau comme dans les pays où elle est rare. Le niveau d’exigence en ce qui concerne l’ampleur de la mise en oeuvre étant proportionnel...
THE WATER CONVENTION RESPONDING TO

The Water Convention

Responding to Global Water Challenges

12 Nov 2018
The Convention is designed to be applied in very different settings and conditions. It is implemented in water-rich as well as water-scarce countries. As the level of ambition of the implementation required is proportionate to the capacity and means of Parties, the Convention is ratified and impl...
STANDARDS SUSTAIN DEVELOPMENT GOAL

Standards for the Sustainable Development Goals

18 Jan 2019
This publication provides an overview of how international standards are used by policymakers to support sustainability and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is based on case studies that illustrate the use of standards for SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 7, Standards fo...
WORDS INTO ACTION GUIDELINES IMPLE

Words Into Action Guidelines Implementation Guide for Addressing Water-Related Disasters and Transboundary Cooperation

Integrating Disaster Risk Management with Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation

3 Jun 2019
The majority of disasters are water-related with the flow of freshwater mostly occurring in transboundary basins. This Words into Action Guide has been prepared by UNECE and UNISDR to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework. It aims to raise awareness on the importance of river basin m...
FORESTS AND WATER: VALUATION

Forests and Water

Valuation and Payments for Forest Ecosystem Services

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Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
24 May 2019
The objectives of this study are to further improve our understanding about the ways in which payments for ecosystem services schemes can be applied to forests, in particular focusing on forest’s hydrological functions for the mutual benefit of both humans and the environment. In addition, the st...
REGULAT PROCED BARR TRADE: GEORGIA

Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade in Georgia

Needs Assessment

12 Jun 2019
Since 2010, the ECE has been undertaking demand-driven national studies of regulatory and procedural barriers to trade, with a view to: helping countries achieve greater regional and global economic integration; informing donors as to where assistance might be required; and supporting policy disc...
 PROGRESS TRANSBOUNDARY WATER COOP

Progress on Transboundary Water Cooperation under the Water Convention

Report on implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

14 Jan 2019
The publication presents and analyses the findings of the first pilot reporting exercise under the Water Convention, which was carried out in 2017. Progress made in the implementation of the Convention is reviewed and summarised, together with the identification of significant trends, success, ch...
ENVIRO PERF REV MONGOLIA

Environmental Performance Review: Mongolia

Mongolia - First Review

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ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
13 Mar 2019
The report takes stock of progress made by Mongolia in the management of its environment since 1987. It covers legal and policy frameworks, compliance assurance, greening the economy, environmental monitoring, public participation and education for sustainable development. It addresses issues spe...