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Partnerships

Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs)

6 November UNECE signs MoU with the European Federation of Geologists (EFG)English
6 October  UNECE signs MoU with the International Road Transport Union (IRU)English
30 MayUNECE signs MoU with the Ministry of Agriculture of KazakhstanEnglish
30 MayUNECE signs MoU with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on hosting the International Water Assessment Centre in Kazakhstan (IWAC)
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18 MayUNECE signs MoU with the Shanxi Coking Coal Group Co Ltd of Taiyuan, ChinaEnglish
17 MayUNECE signs MoU with the Ministry for Environment of the Portuguese RepublicEnglish
14 MayUNECE signs MoU with the National Development and Reform Commission of ChinaEnglish
12 MayUNECE signs MoU with the "Estonia Union Cooperative Housings Associations"English
3 April
UNECE signs MoU with the Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (AFACT)English
19 January             UNECE signs MoU with the World Coal Association (WCA)          English                    

 

 

14 DecemberUNECE signs MoU with the Ministry of Urban Development of the Republic of AlbaniaEnglish
20 OctoberUNECE signs amendment No.1 to the MoU with the International Road Transport Union (IRU)English
28 January    UNECE signs MoU with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)  English
20 January UNECE signs Contribution Agreement (CA) with the City University of Hong Kong and with the Tsinghua UniversityEnglish
12 JanuaryUNECE signs MoU with the National Development and Reform Commission of ChinaEnglish
17 NovemberUNECE signs MoU with the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of MoldovaEnglish
17 NovemberUNECE signs MoU with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of GeorgiaEnglish
30 October UNECE signs MoU with the Central Mining Institute of Katowice (GIG)English
21 May UNECE signs MoU with the Institute of French International Legal Experts (IFEJI) and the Confederation of International Contractors Associations (CICA)English
4 May UNECE signs MoU with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)English
30 April UNECE signs MoU with the International Gas Union (IGU)English
2 April UNECE signs MoU with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of the Republic of Armenia, the city of Goris, and the Regional Environmental Center for CaucasusEnglish
2 April UNECE signs MoU with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of the Republic of ArmeniaEnglish
24 March UNECE signs MoU with the International Road Transport Union (IRU)   English
25 February UNECE signs MoU with the IESE business school in BarcelonaEnglish
19 November UNECE signs MoU with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)English
25 September

UNECE signs MoU with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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19 September

UNECE signs MoU with the International Geothermal Association to develop a global classification system for geothermal resources

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25 April

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the Electric Power Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States (EPC CIS)

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14 March

Statement on cooperation between the Secretariat of the UNECE and the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS Executive Committee)

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26 June               

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the Eurasian Economic Commission EnglishRussian
22 May  The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the United Nations  Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and the Secretariat of the Integration Committee of the Eurasian Economic Community EnglishRussian
13 December

Partnership between Food and Agriculture Organization and UNECE

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19 November

Memorandum of Understanding between UNECE and the Department of Health of the Republic of the Philippines

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13 November

Memorandum of Understanding between UNECE and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

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23 November Management of the Extended Transboundary Drin Basin English
3 October Ministry of Environment Protection of Georgia English
7 April Commission of the Customs Union EnglishRussian

30 March

Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in the field of transport 

30 November

The Eurasian Development Bank

17 November The International Gas Union English

26 October

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity 

15 October

International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS)

2 November UNECE signed MoU with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on transferring work on the fruit and vegetables scheme English
30 March UNECE signed MoU with the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research English  
25 January 2007 Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Eurasian Economic Community (IPA EurAsEC) English Russian
October 2006 Society of Petroleum EngineersENG
8 December 2005 International Co-operative Alliance (ICA Housing) English
21 June 2005 Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)English
6 December 2004Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)English
November 2004 World Trade Point Federation (WTPF) English
3 June 2004 International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS)EnglishRussian
23 January 2004Government of the Republic of AustriaEnglish
24 June 2003 Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) English
26 February 2003 European Association of Companies with Concessions for Motorway, Bridge and Tunnel Tolls (ASECAP) English
6 February 2003 International Road Transport Union (IRU) English
23 July 2002 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) English
8 February 2002 International Union of Railways (UIC) English
27 April 2001 United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) English
July 2001 Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) English
25 April 2001 World Customs Organization (WCO) English
14 February 2001 United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) English
24 March 2000 International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)English
28 April 1999 SECI on the Facilitation of International Road Transport of Goods English

 

Grants

The UNECE technical cooperation (advisory services, capacity building and projects) are funded from the regular budget and extrabudgetary resources. Both could be provided in the form of grants to non-profit partner organisations for carrying out the UNECE technical cooperation activities.  

The Grants Committee was established in December 2000, to provide recommendations to the Executive Secretary of UNECE on the use of voluntary contributions or extrabudgetary resources received from donors for grants to non-profit partner organisations in accordance with the Guidelines approved by the Office of the Controller of the United Nations

ECE Grants Committee Annual Reports:

2016

2015

2014

2013

 

Resource Mobilisation

Resource Mobilization Strategy

Resource Mobilization in UNECE aims to mobilize extrabudgetary resources to support the implementation of the mandated UNECE programme of work, in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Plan. Given that resource mobilization is an institutional responsibility, the strategy outlines the responsibilities of both the Secretariat and member States  for its implementation.

UNECE - Resource Mobilization Strategy

Governance Measures

In the Work Plan on the UNECE Reform adopted in December 2005, the Commission requested that “Any change in resources (both regular budget and extrabudgetary) materializing after the adoption of the programme budget by the General Assembly shall be presented to the Executive Committee for approval.” Since 2006, UNECE has undertaken continuous efforts to improve the efficiency and transparency of the management of extrabudgetary contributions in UNECE.

Governance Measures for the Management of Extrabudgetary Contributions

Funding of UNECE priorities

UNECE is funded through the regular budget of the United Nations For the biennium 2016-2017, such support totalled US$64,8 million. For the biennium 2018-2019, the estimated regular budget support amounts US$64.3 million, representing a decrease of 0.8%.

 UNECE activities are complimented by voluntary contributions, also referred to as extrabudgetary contributions. For the biennium 2016-2017, extrabudgetary contributions totalled US$28,7 million. For the biennium 2018-2019, UNECE estimated extrabudgetary in US$34.5 million.

In 2016, Member States remained the largest contributors, providing 60.5% of the total extrabudgetary resources. Intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations contributed 28.6% of all extrabudgetary resources, and the European Commission provided 10.9%.

 

The top ten bilateral donors to UNECE in 2016 (Switzerland, the Russian Federation, Germany, Finland, Italy, Norway, France, Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Austria) accounted for 80% of all voluntary contributions from member States. Switzerland and the Russian Federation were the largest donor countries, providing US$ 1,422,983 and US$ 1,346,655 respectively in 2016.