United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l'Europe (CEE-ONU)
Comisión Económica de las Naciones Unidas para Europa (CEPE)
Evropejskaja Ekonomiceskaja Komissija OON (EEK)

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Established by Resolution 36 (IV) of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC. 1st Session held in May 1947, Geneva (Switzerland). Took over the functions of H-XH0597 - Emergency Economic Committee for Europe, which had been set up in 1945. In 1951 became a permanent organ (regional commission) of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN); currently one of the 5 regional commissions of the United Nations. Based at E-XE3343 - United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).


Promote pan-European economic integration by bringing together 56 countries located in the European Union, non-EU, the Caucasus and Central Asia, as well as North America, Turkey and Israel; encourage dialogue and cooperation among members on economic and sectoral issues; provide analysis, policy advice and assistance to governments; give focus to UN global mandates in the economic field, in cooperation with other global players and key stakeholders, notably the business community; set out norms, standards and conventions to facilitate international cooperation within and outside the region.


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Commission operates through Plenary Session (every 2 years) and reports to ECOSOC. Executive Committee.

Sectoral Committees:

ECOSOC bodies serviced by UNECE: E-XE1146 - United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (Committee of Experts on TDG and GHS) and its Sub-Committees.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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