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ABOUT UNECE



PRESENTATION

  • UNECE was set up in 1947 by ECOSOC. It is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations.

  • Its primary goal is to encourage greater economic cooperation among its member States.
  • It focuses on economic analysis, environment and human settlements, statistics, sustainable energy, trade, industry and enterprise development, timber and transport.

  • UNECE activities include policy analysis, development of conventions, regulations and standards, and technical assistance.

  • UNECE has 55 member States. However, all interested UN member States may participate in its work.

  • Over 70 international professional organizations and other non-governmental organizations take part in UNECE activities.