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One-UN approach to smart sustainable urban development: the United for Smart Sustainable Cities Initiative

The rise of the knowledge economy built on the digital revolution is bringing about massive opportunities and challenges for our cities. “Smart urbanization” is a key to building safer, healthier, resilient and sustainable cities of tomorrow.
UNECE and ITU organized the First Meeting of the U4SSC initiative on 21-22 July 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. With the aim to approve the terms of reference of the U4SSC working groups; formulate proposals for the U4SSC Action Plan; and collect feedback on the key performance indicators (KPIs) for smart sustainable cities elaborated by ITU and UNECE together with other stakeholders, the meeting gathered participants from all over the world.

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Unemployment decreasing in most UNECE countries

A majority of the 53 UNECE member countries reported a decrease in the unemployment rate in 2015. The average unemployment rate in the UNECE region in 2015 was 8.8 per cent, which is 1.1 percentage points lower than in 2014 (9.9 per cent) and 1.7 percentage points less than in 2013 (10.5 per cent).

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#ZeroEmission mobility starts now!
Decarbonisation, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, energy efficiency and renewable energies have become urgent priorities after the signing of the UN Paris Climate Agreement. Decarbonising transport is part of the vision for the future of a green and healthy mobility.

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"The challenge of gathering data on active ageing"

UNECE member States are expected to submit national reports that provide an analysis of the current state of realization of the Madrid‬ International Plan of Action on Ageing and its Regional Implementation Strategy (MIPAA/RIS), by 31 October this year, as part of a five-year reporting cycle.

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International Energy Agency (IEA) report says:
Small increase in energy investment could cut premature deaths from air pollution in half by 2040

Each year an estimated 6.5 million deaths are linked to air pollution with the number set to increase significantly in coming decades unless the energy sector takes greater action to curb emissions. Air pollution is a problem felt around the world, particularly the poorest in society. No country is immune as a staggering 80% of the population living in cities that monitor pollution levels are breathing air that fails to meet the air quality standards set by the World Health Organization. Premature deaths from outdoor air pollution are projected to rise from 3 million today to 4.5 million by 2040, concentrated mainly in developing Asia.

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Russian and Kazakh experts discuss transboundary water cooperation

Astana 2016- On June 23-24, 2016 Russian and Kazakh experts met in Astana to discuss the first results of assessments of transboundary rivers Ural and Kigac. Final results will be presented at the annual meeting of Russian-Kazakh Intergovernmental Commission on Joint Use and Protection of Transboundary Water Courses in autumn of 2016. If deemed necessary by both countries, it may lead to new arrangements on how to manage and share water resources in two basins.

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"Pokemon Go Sustainable"

>> New blog post by Christian Friis Bach<<

In these days, while UN member States meet in New York to assess progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals a new game, Pokemon Go, has been released. Within less than two weeks, tens of millions of young people have joined the game and now walk around trying to catch Pokemons in cities around the world. It is not good for road safety, something we are responsible for in UNECE, but it is an encouraging sign of what we can do with information technology. We need a similar programme, “SDGs Go” using social media and mobilizing people – and young people – to monitor in every community, in every city, if there are people who are left behind, discrimination or policies that do not deliver. We can do it. Let us learn from new technology.

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China discusses UNECE Guidelines on PPP.

China is well placed to comment on these PPP Guidelines. In recent years, PPP models have been applied widely - both inside and outside of China. The country has thus acquired real project experience, while also having to deal with a shortage of qualified professional staff, inefficient procedures, and barriers that have prevented the private sector’s involvement in PPPs.

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More partners to join the International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane

The capture and use of methane from coal mines is one of the effective near-term options to tackle climate change. In October 2015 UNECE and Poland signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing an International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane that would disseminate best practices in coal mine methane management. Hosted by the Central Mining Institute (GIG) in Katowice, the Centre will operate under the auspices of the UNECE Group of Experts of Coal Mine Methane.

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Why the new UNECE Standard for Dried Apricots matters for Fergana Valley and peace…

The new UNECE Standard for Dried Apricots adopted on 29 June by the Specialized Section on Standardization of Dry and Dried Produce (GE.2) will significantly boost the international trade in Dried Apricots. The standard, which has been revised in the presence of the world's largest producer, Turkey, as well as government and industry representatives from around the world concluded 4 years of consultations and trials by the dried apricot industry. The new standard has not only received a significant overhaul, it is now adapted to the new and future sustainable producing and trading practices.

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2016 Aarhus week - How the Aarhus Convention contributes to sustainable development

The three pillars of the UNECE Aarhus Convention - access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters - are universal environmental rights which are essential elements of sustainable development. Their relevance to a wide range of global concerns, such as climate change, water management, greening the economy, health and the eradication of poverty was at the center of the debates of the Aarhus week in Geneva (20–24 June 2016).

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"She walks for hours to fetch water and toils in drought-prone fields to feed her family…
She left her country with the promise of a good job only to find herself forced into sex work…"

Women and girls make up more than half the world’s population often more deeply impacted than men and boys by poverty, climate change, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, and global economic crises. Their contributions and leadership are central to finding a solution.

>> 17 #SDGs and their impact on women and girls - Take action to ensure #GenderEquality #Planet5050 <<

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Introduction
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was established in 1947 to promote economic integration among its member States and beyond. UNECE has 56 member States located in Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and North America.

Through dialogue, policy advice and technical assistance, we help our members cooperate to mutual benefit. We develop international norms, standards and regulations with national experts of our member countries and serve as the secretariat for a number of regional and global conventions and protocols. 

In carrying out our mandate and initiatives, we work closely the other UN regional commissions, global institutions and key stakeholders. More than 70 international professional organizations and non-governmental organizations also participate in our work.


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Our areas of expertise cover economic cooperation and integration, energy, environment, housing and land management, population, statistics, timber, trade, and transport. Through these targeted fields we endeavor to improve living standards in a sustainable way. Our numerous activities allow us to deal with the challenges of the 21st century, from transport and energy to environment and security.
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