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The Green Economy: a real goal or just an excuse to promote forests?

Forests are ' natural' suppliers to a green economy. The sustainability of wood as a material is proven; the ecological functions and ecosystem services that they provide are undeniable. The challenge for countries is how ...
[Wednesday, 17 September 2014]

UNECE and the Philippines to develop international best practices in Public-Private Partnerships in health

Following a meeting between Dr. Enrique T. Ona, Secretary of Health, and Geoffrey Hamilton, Chief of UNECE’s Public-Private Partnerships Section, at the Department of Health, Manila, Philippines, the International Specialist Centre of Excellence on Public-Private ...
[Friday, 12 September 2014]

UNECE Ministerial Consultation to discuss accountability for the post-2015 development agenda

In about one year, the UN Member States are expected to adopt a new development framework that will succeed the expiring Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The post-2015 development agenda will be a universal and transformative ...
[Wednesday, 10 September 2014]

UNECE Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment becomes a global instrument

Through the entry into force yesterday, 26 August 2014, of its first amendment, the Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context is now open to all United Nations Member States. “This opening ...
[Wednesday, 27 August 2014]

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Meetings and Events

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High-level International Conference on the role of Transport and Transit Corridors in ensuring International Cooperation, Stability and Sustainable Development
3-4 September, 2014
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Saving Lives at Level Crossings

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