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TRANSBOUNDARY FLOOD RISK MNGMT

Transboundary Flood Risk Management

Experiences from the UNECE Region

29 Dec 2009
Floods are natural phenomena that are necessary for the survival and health of the eco-system. Floodplains have historically attracted socio-economic development and continue to support high densities of human population. This is particularly important where land resources suitable for human deve...
TRANSBOUNDARY FLOOD RISK MNGMT (R)

Transboundary Flood Risk Management in the UNECE Region (Russian language)

Experiences from the UNECE Region

21 Jun 2010
Floods are natural phenomena that are necessary for the survival and health of the eco-system. Floodplains have historically attracted socio-economic development and continue to support high densities of human population. This is particularly important where land resources suitable for human deve...
INVEST POLICY REV REP OF BELARUS

Investment Policy Review - Republic of Belarus

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
14 Nov 2009
After independence in 1991, Belarus chose to maintain a centrally-planned economy with limited forays into privatization. The foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction performance of Belarus was negatively affected. However, since 2007, the authorities have embarked upon a vast reform programme ...
HYDROPOL VULNERAB & RESILE EUROPE

Hydropolitical Vulnerability and Resilience along International Waters

Europe

26 Aug 2009
Within many international river basins including those in Europe, the demand for water for domestic, industrial, and environmental purposes in growing annually. Thus nations sharing river systems, lakes, and aquifers are becoming more vulnerable to tensions and conflicts, and climate change will...
MAPPING THE UNITED NATIONS FRAM

Mapping of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources

Report of the Economic Commission for Europe Task Force on Mapping

Series:
ECE Energy Series
7 Oct 2009
This publication represents the final report of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources (UNFC) Mapping Task Force, however it should be seen as an interim step in an ongoing process. In particular, the mapping work was completed in the context of propos...
POLICY OPTIONS & INSTR FOR FIN

Policy Options and Instruments for Financing Innovation

A Practical Guide to Early-Stage Financing

9 Jul 2009
This publication is a part of an ongoing series highlighting some of the results of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Subprogramme on Economic Cooperation and Integration. It covers different thematic areas related to this objective including innovation and competitiveness policie...
HOW GENERATIONS & GENDER SHAPE

How Generations and Gender Shape Demographic Change

Towards Policies Based on Better Knowledge

6 Oct 2009
Since 2000, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has coordinated the Generations and Gender Programme, which combines data collection with analysis of demographic trends and the roles of different factors that influence them, that of public policy in particular. This volume c...
SELF MADE CITIES SEARCH SUSTAI

Self-made Cities

In Search of Sustainable Solutions for Informal Settlements in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Region

26 Jun 2009
Informal settlements are often characterized as “illegal’ residential formations lacking basic infrastructure, security of tenure and adequate housing. This book describes how more than 50 million people in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region have come to live in info...
CHILD TRAFFICKING IN EUROPE

Child Trafficking in Europe

A Broad Vision to Put Children First

8 Dec 2009
Within and across borders in Europe, children are trafficked into a variety of exploitative situations, violating their human rights and threatening their survival and development. This report assesses the legal, policy and implementation frameworks in place to address child trafficking in the re...
CHILDREN & DISABILITY IN TRANSIT

Children and Disability in Transition in CEE/CIS and Baltic States

Series:
Insight Innocenti
20 Jun 2009
This Innocenti Insight looks at how children with disabilities and their families fare in the rapidly changing environment of this wide region, since transition in the early 1980’s. It builds upon the significant body of research and policy reflections accrued at the UNICEF Innocenti Research Cen...
ASSESS DEV RESULTS SERBIA

Assessment of Development Results - Serbia

Evaluation of UNDP's Contribution

Series:
Assessment of Development Results
10 May 2009
A decade of regional warfare during the 1990s, intervention by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the authoritarian policies of the Milosevic regime left Serbia socially, politically and economically devastated. Serbia became isolated from the international community, and the trans...
ASSESS DEV RESULTS MONTENEGRO

Assessment of Development Results - Montenegro

Evaluation of UNDP's Contribution

Series:
Assessment of Development Results
10 May 2009
In Montenegro, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) focused on the republic’s continuing reform efforts. This assessment of Development Results (ADP) reviews the last five years of UNDP’s support to Montenegro, from 2001-2005, within the context of its relationship with Serbia and its curr...
FLEXIBLE LABOUR MARKETS WORKERS

Flexible Labour Markets, Workers' Protection and The Security of the Wings

A Danish Flexicurity Solution to the Unemployment and Social Problems in Globalized Economies?

Series:
Macroeconomía del Desarrollo
8 May 2009
During these years of growing global uncertainties, financial and economic pressures, nations and international institutions are searching for political, social and professional answers to the new challenges. The Washington consensus has discredited itself in more respects. This book studies effe...
ASSESS DEV RESULTS BOSNIA &

Assessment of Development Results - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Evaluation of UNDP Contribution

Series:
Assessment of Development Results
2 Dec 2009
The Assessment of Development Results (ADR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina covered the period from 2001-2008 and offers lessons that can strengthen UNDP programming in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as contributing to the organization’s effectiveness and accountability. The evaluation found that in th...
PUTTING ECON GOV THE HEART

Putting Economic Governance at the Heart of Peacebuilding

26 Feb 2009
The purpose of this report is two-fold. First, the report seeks to demonstrate how effective economic governance provides a critical fundation for peace and state effectiveness. Second, the report proposes how existing United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) programmes, projects and...
ENVIRO PERF REV KAZAKHSTAN 2ND (R)

Environmental Performance Review: Kazakhstan (Russian language)

Kazakhstan - Second Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series (Russian)
20 Feb 2009
This report examines the progress made by Kazakhstan in the management of its environment since it was first reviewed in 2000. It assesses the implementation of the recommmendations in the first review and it covers issues of importance to the country concerning policymaking, planning and impleme...
INVESTING ENERGY SECURITY RISK (R)

Investing in Energy Security Risk Mitigation (Russian Language)

Series:
ECE Energy Series (Russian)
5 Sep 2009
Developments in the energy markets, particularly for hydrocarbons, over the last decade have contributed to an increased sense of vulnerability among countries about the future availability of reasonable priced energy. As a result, energy security is once again uppermost in the minds of the gener...
INVESTIR DANS L

Investir dans l'Atténuation des Risques pour la Sécurité Énergétique

Series:
Série CEE sur l'Energie
10 Sep 2009
Les évolutions des marches de l’énergie, particulièrement pour les hydrocarbures, durant de la dernière décennie ont contribue a augmenter le sentiment de vulnérabilité parmi les pays au sujet de l’accessibilité d’énergie a des prix raisonnables. Ainsi, la sécurité énergétique est une fois de plu...
REVUE ANNUELLE MARCHE PROD 2007/08

Revue Annuelle du Marché des Produits Forestiers 2007-2008

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
17 May 2009
La Revue annuelle de marche des produits forestiers, 2007-2008 de la CEE/FAO contient des données générales de statistiques sur les marchés des produits forestiers et les politiques qui s’y rapportent dans la région de la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Europe. Le premier chapitre,...
ACCORD EUROPEEN ADN 2009 2V

Accord Européen Relatif au Transport International des Marchandises Dangereuses par Voies de Navigation Intérieures (ADN) 2009

Series:
Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par voies de navigation intérieures (ADN)
9 Mar 2009
L’accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par voies de navigation intérieures (AND) fait à Genève en mai 2000 sous l’égide de la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Europe. Cette publication comprend le texte original de l’Acte final de la confér...
INVESTING ENERGY SECURITY RISK

Investing in Energy Security Risk Mitigation

Series:
ECE Energy Series
21 Jan 2009
Developments in the energy markets, particularly for hydrocarbons, over the last decade have contributed to an increased sense of vulnerability among countries about the future availability of reasonable priced energy. As a result, energy security is once again uppermost in the minds of the gener...
DEVELOP ENTREPRENEURSHIP UNECE REG

Developing Entrepreneurship in the UNECE Region

Country Experiences in Reducing Barriers to Enterprise Development

25 Feb 2009
The purpose of this publication is to identify and examine the major impediments to entreprise development in the emerging market economies of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe' (UNECE) region and discuss the measures that are being taken by governments to reduce or eliminate them...
COMP GOOD PRACTICES PROMOT

Compendium of Good Practices in Promoting Knowledge-based Development

2 Feb 2009
This publication is a part of an ongoing series highlighting some of the results of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Subprogramme on Economic Cooperation and Integration. The objective of the Subprogramme is to promote a policy, financial and regulatory environment conduc...
SOCIETY FOR ALL AGES CHALLENGES

Society for All Ages, A

Challenges and Opportunities - UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing (León, Spain 6-8 November, 2007)

16 Jan 2009
Population ageing has become an increasing concern for governments in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region. In most countries, the period which has seen the highest proportion of working-age population, the time of the so-called “demographic bonus” is gradually coming ...