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Press Releases 2006

This is a list of UNECE Press Releases and Notes for the Press issued during 2006.
15 December Europe’s air is getting cleaner, UNECE report shows
12 December Government intervention now could alter world's unsustainable energy path
12 December Three new global vehicle regulations adopted
12 December Swedish national road becomes European road "E 45"
24 November EECCA region waters are increasingly polluted, new assessment finds
16 November 19 November 2006 - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
17 October India to reduce transaction costs for exports/imports significantly by using UN/CEFACT standards
12 October Peru joins Convention on Road Traffic
10 October Governments fight illegal logging and promote sustainability through their purchasing -- UNECE/FAO policy forum discussed how to avoid illegally and unsustainably sourced wood and paper products in national purchasing
10 October UNECE region marketplace reshaped by China's forest products trade and policies for wood energy, procurement and climate change
6 October Countries commit to TIR Public-Private Partnership
5 October Governments setting example for procurement of forest products -- Rewarding sustainable producers, discouraging illegal
29 September Kyrgyzstan joins Convention on Road Traffic
29 September Kyrgyzstan joins Convention on Road Signs and Signals
20 September Azerbaijan adheres to the CMR Convention
19 September UNECE ministers tackle pressing urban challenges at meeting in Geneva (Palais des Nations, Conference Room VII, 19 September 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
12 September Pressing urban challenges of today - UNECE Ministerial Meeting in Geneva
22 August Albania joins the AETR Agreement
15 August Albania accedes to the AGR Agreement
8 August Government procurement and corporate social responsibility policies influencing UNECE region forest products markets in 2005 and 2006
24 July Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan inaugurate the Chu-Talas Rivers Commission - A breakthrough in Central Asian water relations
18 July Main transport infrastructure needs identified - TEM and TER Master Plan issued
13 July UNECE Energy Security Forum Report for G8 Summit received by Russian Government
10 July UNECE Inquiry Commission concludes that Danube Canal will have "significant adverse transboundary effects" on the environment
4 July Opinion of Inquiry Commission into controversial Danube Canal due 10 July
28 June Society of Petroleum Engineers and UNECE implement MoU to develop a global harmonized classification system for petroleum resources
15 June Lithuania joins the UNECE Agreement on global vehicle regulations
9 June A new Energy Efficiency 21 tool for climate change mitigation
6 June Common Regulatory Language for Global Trade - UNECE International Forum, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 20-21 June 2006
31 May Latvia joins E-rail Agreement
31 May The Republic of Moldova accedes to the AGR Agreement
24 May Eastern Europe still facing challenges in forest management
5 May Lebanon adheres to a UNECE Transport Convention
25 April Alberto Alesina to give Gunnar Myrdal Lecture, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 12 May 2006, 3 p.m.
12 April Marek Belka meets José Manuel Barroso
7 April United Nations launches project to promote dam safety in Central Asia
4 April Forests - critical for energy supply this winter?
24 March Prizewinners at the first World Road Safety Film Festival
13 March Bulgaria joins the ADN Agreement
7 March XML Naming and Design Rules (NDR) approved as UN/CEFACT technical specification
3 March Geneva to host First Global Road Safety Film Festival
3 March European Community ratifies pollutant right-to-know treaty
28 February Filling the gap in the European map - Albania becomes 50th country to join air pollution convention
23 February Adapting to a changing European architecture - UNECE wraps up its sixty-first session
21 février Remarques préliminaires du Président de la Commission, Ambassadeur François Roux - Soixante et unième session de la Commission économique pour l'Europe (Genève, 21-23 février 2006)
21 February Introductory remarks by the Executive Secretary, Mr. Marek Belka, to the sixty-first session of the Economic Commission for Europe (Geneva, 21-23 February 2006)
21 February Message of the Secretary-General, Kofi A. Annan, to the sixty-first session of the Economic Commission for Europe (Geneva, 21-23 February 2006)
17 February Implementing the reform - Sixty-first annual session of the Commission (Geneva, 21-23 February 2006)
3 February Carbon emissions reduced by United Nations project
20 January Making Data Meaningful - A new guide for bringing statistics to life
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