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Forests in the UNECE region are expanding, but urbanization remains a major threat

The UNECE region as a whole has 1.89 billion ha of forest land, 41.4% of the global total, as compared to 34.8% of global land area and 18.3% of the population.  The region’s share of ...
[Tuesday, 21 October 2014]

UNECE and partners raise the Road Safety flag in South-Eastern Europe

With someone killed or injured on the world’s road every six seconds, the governments of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe take a step towards changing that statistic this week by working together to find ways to ...
[Thursday, 16 October 2014]

Turkmenistan studies benefits of joining UNECE environmental agreements on water and health and industrial accidents

On Friday, 10 October 2014 the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) concluded four days of trainings in Ashgabat for Turkmen government representatives to familiarize them with two UNECE environmental treaties: the Convention on ...
[Monday, 13 October 2014]

UNECE study shows that housing is the least affordable human right

“Access to decent and affordable housing is a fundamental human need and right. However, housing is the least affordable human right.” This is the main finding of the study Models, challenges and trends in social ...
[Friday, 10 October 2014]

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