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)
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.
- E-XE3246 - Committee on Environmental Policy;
- E-XE1684 - Committee on Inland Transport;
- E-XE5349 - Conference of European Statisticians (CES);
- E-XE3241 - Committee on Sustainable Energy;
- E-XE3245 - Steering Committee on Trade Capacity and Standards (CTCS), including E-XE3248 - UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI); E-XE3247 - Committee on Housing and Land Management; Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships (CICPPP).
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.
Also instrumental in setting up:
- F-XF0831 - Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe (EMEP).
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