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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
This publication addresses classification and labeling 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 and the environment during their handling, transport and use by ens...
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
This study presents 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 challenges the sector faces, and the policy responses in place or p...
ENVIRO PERF REV KAZAKHSTAN 3RD

Environmental Performance Review: Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan - Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
22 Aug 2019
The third Environmental Performance Review of Kazakhstan examines progress made by the country in the management of its environment since 2012. It covers legal and policy frameworks, greening the economy, environmental monitoring, and public participation and education for sustainable development...
UNECE COUNTRIES FIGURES 2019

UNECE Countries in Figures 2019

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UNECE Countries in Figures
3 Jun 2019
This publication presents a profile of social and economic indicators for each of the 56 UNECE Member States. These profiles, prepared by the Commission's Statistical Division, are intended to be of interest to readers not necessarily familiar with statistical terminology or with interpreting sta...
MID TERM REVIEW ROVANIEMI ACTION

Rovaniemi Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy: Mid-Term Review

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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
6 Sep 2019
This publication is a mid-term review of actions that have been implemented and are in line with the Rovaniemi Action Plan (RAP). Stakeholders of the RAP provided input and the Joint Section also reviewed its own activities. This study also contains a general review of actions reported during 201...
PROTOCOL WATER & HEALTH 2030 AGEND

Protocol on Water and Health and the 2030 Agenda

A Practical Guide for Joint Implementation

27 Aug 2019
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)-World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe Protocol on Water and Health has a key role to play in promoting and operationalizing the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) in national and r...
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 provides guidance and structure to the production of statistics on stocks and flows of international migrant workers and non-resident foreign workers within a country. Such statistics cut ...
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
This Review 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 problems of countries with economies in tran...
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 guide supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework. It aims to raise awareness on the importance of river basin management and transboundary cooperation in Disaster Risk R...
PROGRESS TRANSBOUND WATER

Progress on Transboundary Water Cooperation 2018

Global Baseline for SDG 6 Indicator 6.5.2

22 Aug 2019
Cooperation over transboundary rivers, lakes and aquifers is critical to ensuring that water resources are managed in an equitable and sustainable manner, and the achievement of SDG6 (water). Transboundary waters also create social, economic, environmental and political inter-dependencies that ma...
PROGRESS TRANSBOUND WATER (S)

Avances en la cooperación en materia de aguas transfronterizas 2018

Valores de referencia mundiales para el indicador 6.5.2 de los ODS

29 Aug 2019
Con el fin de examinar los progresos generales necesarios para el logro del ODS 6 y determinar las interrelaciones y las formas de acelerar los avances, ONU-Agua elaboró el Informe de Síntesis 2018 sobre el ODS 6 relativo al agua y saneamiento, en el que se concluye que el mundo no está bien enca...
PROGRESS TRANSBOUND WATER (R)

Progress on Transboundary Water Cooperation 2018 (Russian language)

Global Baseline for SDG 6 Indicator 6.5.2

29 Aug 2019
Cooperation over transboundary rivers, lakes and aquifers is critical to ensuring that water resources are managed in an equitable and sustainable manner, and the achievement of SDG6 (water). Transboundary waters also create social, economic, environmental and political inter-dependencies that ma...
FORESTS AND WATER: VALUATION

Forests and Water

Valuation and Payments for Forest Ecosystem Services

Series:
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. The study covers ad...
FOREST PROD ANN MARKET 2017/18

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2017-2018

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
6 Sep 2019
The Forest Products Annual Market Review 2017-2018 provides a comprehensive analysis of markets in the UNECE region and reports on the main market influences outside the UNECE region. It covers the range of products from the forest to the end-user: from roundwood and primary processed products t...
REGULAT PROCED BARR TRADE: GEORGIA

Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade in Georgia

Needs Assessment

12 Jun 2019
UNECE undertakes 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 discussions within the Steeri...
 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

Series:
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...
COUNTRY PROFILE ON KAZAKHSTAN (R)

Country Profiles of the Housing Sector (Russian language)

Republic of Kazakhstan

27 Jul 2018
The Country Profile of Kazakhstan, prepared at the request of the Government of Kazakhstan focuses on the housing sector, specifically on issues of housing provision and affordability, management and maintenance of the housing stock, energy efficiency in housing, housing finance, smart sustainabl...
COUNTRY PROFILE ON KAZAKHSTAN

Country Profiles of the Housing Sector

Republic of Kazakhstan

Series:
Country Profiles on Housing and Land Management
25 Jul 2018
The Country Profile of Kazakhstan, prepared at the request of the Government of Kazakhstan focuses on the nation's housing sector, specifically on issues of housing provision and affordability, management and maintenance of the housing stock, energy efficiency in housing, housing finance, smart s...