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List of Press Releases - 2016-8

Georgia ratifies GMO amendment to the Aarhus Convention (08 February 2016)

With Georgia’s ratification of the amendment on genetically modified organisms (GMO amendment) to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) the total number of the amendment's Parties raises ...
Parliament of Ukraine paves the way for ratification of the Kyiv Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (04 February 2016)

Yesterday, the Parliament of Ukraine approved with no objections the law on the ratification of the UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs), also known as the Kyiv Protocol. Ukraine will become the 34th Party to the Protocol when the law enters into force on the ninetieth ...
Belarus adopts Action Plan to implement Environmental Performance Review recommendations (28 January 2016)

The Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus has approved an Action Plan rolling out some 80 measures to address the recommendations contained in the Third UNECE Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Belarus. The adoption of the Action Plan reaffirms the country’s strong commitment to the EPR ...
UNECE and UNITAR partner to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (28 January 2016)

To help Member States implement the SDGs, two Geneva-based UN organizations, UNECE and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) are strengthening their cooperation to better promote best practices and standards in a range of areas. Joint initiatives are expected in ...
Global economy faces major headwinds – only a modest improvement projected for the next two years, says UN report (20 January 2016)

Targeted and coordinated policy efforts are needed to reduce uncertainties and revive investment and growth worldwide for achieving the Sustainable Development ...
Europe is the driving force behind world trade growth, says UN report (20 January 2016)

Economic prospects in the European Union and South-Eastern Europe have generally improved despite a slowdown in the world economy in 2015, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016 report, launched today. The gains in the European Union and South-Eastern Europe ...
Rebuilding the ‘ancient silk road’ and transforming global trade routes through Public Private Partnerships (20 January 2016)

China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, aimed at improving the connectivity between China and Europe along the ancient Silk Road as well by sea, will require massive investments in infrastructure. This will considerably improve infrastructure in both China and in neighbouring countries. ...
Pope Francis supports road safety in meeting with UN SG’s Special Envoy for Road safety (14 January 2016)

Pope Francis received today in a private audience, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, Jean Todt, accompanied by UNECE Executive Secretary Christian Friis Bach. Jean Todt and Christian Friis Bach outlined today’s road safety challenge and the need for governments and ...