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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) http://www.unece.org/ Comments or questions, please drop us a line at: info.ece@unece.org
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) http://www.unece.org/ Comments or questions, please drop us a line at: info.ece@unece.org

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In 2016, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the European Union and in the United States increased by 1.9% and 1.6% respectively compared to the previous year. More at: http://ow.ly/98f130duFAd
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In 2016, UNECE was tasked by United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to develop a United Nations Road Safety Fund in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in 2030.
You can read the latest draft of the proposal and submit your comments until the 15th of August at: http://ow.ly/B1kj30duCy7
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The Republic of Moldova and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine have recently ratified a treaty on Cooperation in the Field of Protection and Sustainable Development of the Dniester river.
This treaty will strengthen water pollution, prevention and control, water flow regulation, conservation of biodiversity and protection of the Black Sea environment.
Find out more on: http://ow.ly/IOpo30doz4j
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Every year 1.25m people are killed in road traffic crashes. To combat this global crisis, UNECE and International Road Transport Union - IRU are developing a new tool to support knowledge-based transport policy decision-making, called SafeFITS model. More about the model on: http://ow.ly/7s2u30dosTO
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How to further strengthen transparency and public participation for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?
Read how the UNECE Aarhus Convention and the Protocol on PRTRs will try to answer this question at their meeting on 11 to 15 September 2017: http://ow.ly/Nrl930dj5wX
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What are green jobs in the forest sector and what role do globalisation, digitalisation, changing requirements of society, and changing labour markets play for the future of our forests?
These were just some of the themes, experts discussed at the workshop for "green jobs" in the forest sector on 27 June 2017. The workshop was jointly organized by UNECE and Food and Agriculture Organization of the Unit... and took place in Slovakia. More on: http://ow.ly/542R30d0pv3
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Forests are on the Catwalk again. In 2014 UNECE and Food and Agriculture Organization of the Unit... launched the initiative “Forests for Fashion” which has inspired others to find ways for sustainbale forest management to meet sustainable fashion trends.
Read more about the initiative and about today's "Forests for Fashion" Show in Perugia, Italy on: http://ow.ly/S3as30cPBGM
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Statistical offices are introducing collaborative and multidisciplinary data science teams composed of experts with different competences, profiles and backgrounds.
But what are the competences, skills and features looked for in a future statistician? And are these the only important things or do also working methods and the working culture play a role?
All of these issues were discussed by the 65th Plenary Session of the Conference of European Statisticians on 19–21 June 2017 in Geneva.
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UNECE's first participation at the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York was a success! The FLUX standard was termed as a key tool to preserve fish stock, to stop illegal fishing and to adopt sustainable fisheries management. See other Voluntary Commitments of UNECE to support SDG14 on: http://ow.ly/SlBs30cxL1y
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