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Press Releases 2007

This is a list of UNECE Press Releases and Notes for the Press issued during 2007.
4 December Addressing the challenges of the internationalization of economic activities - Second session of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Integration, Geneva, 5-7 December 2007
13 November Marek Belka “Europe moving towards sustainable forest management. The next challenge will be to develop a consensus on the role of wood in renewable energy supply”
6 November Counterfeit goods endanger life and cost the economy billions of dollars - UNECE approves countermeasure
6 November Fifty years of safe dangerous goods
5 November UNECE and IRU strengthen cooperation on TIR system
30 October A Society for All Ages: Challenges and Opportunities - 2007 UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing, León, Spain, 6-8 November 2007
30 October Daddy You can Save the Planet! A Colouring Book and Games for kids who want to educate their parents
29 October Fifty years of trade facilitation - Twenty years of electronic business standards
24 October United Nations commits to deliver as one at the regional level - Five Regional Commissions signed Cooperation Framework with UNDP
16 October Wood-based energy policies and new products create market opportunities - North American markets hit by United States housing crash
16 October Bioenergy policies and targets: opportunity for, or threat to, the European forests?
11 October Sustainable Development: Education and Environment Ministers join forces
11 October UNECE assesses the environmental performance of Serbia
11 October UNECE assesses the environmental performance of Montenegro
10 October Belgrade Ministerial Conference: going carbon neutral
10 October Statement of the UNECE Executive Secretary, Mr. Marek Belka, at the opening of the Sixth Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe", Belgrade, 10 October 2007
10 October Biodiversity one of the most important pillars for the future
10 October Sixth Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe" opens today in Belgrade
10 October Moving closer to achieving paperless trade - United Nations trade facilitation Forum, Stockholm, 24-28 September 2007
4 October International experts commend UN/CEFACT for innovative IPR policy
2 October Successful training seminar on the approval and control of TIR vehicles
18 September "Environment for Europe" - Counting down to the Sixth Ministerial Conference (Belgrade, Serbia, 10-12 October 2007)
3 August Ukraine joins ATP
31 July Entire UNECE region forest sector being reshaped by wood energy policies and markets in 2006 and 2007
24 July Intellectual Property Rights in Economies in Transition (Palais des Nations, Geneva, 25-27 July 2007)
10 July How to meet the challenges of longer-life societies?
9 July Fast facts about the 56 UNECE countries
15 June Obstacles to enterprise development in the “catching-up economies” — UN experts meet next week in Geneva to find a way forward
International Conference “Reducing Barriers to Entrepreneurship and Encouraging Enterprise Development: Policy Options”, Palais des Nations, 18-19 June 2007, 10:00-18:00
15 June UNECE Conference launches Capacity-Building Programme for PPPs - International Conference on ‘Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building on Promoting Successful PPPs in the UNECE Region’ (Tel Aviv, Israel, 5-8 June 2007)
8 June The UNECE publishes consolidated versions of the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic and of the European Agreement Supplementing it
7 June Albania joins E-rail Agreement
6 June Luxembourg ratifies Agreement on the carriage of dangerous goods by inland waterways
5 June Hundreds of forest workers receiving serious or even fatal injuries: ECE/FAO/ILO Network points the way forward
1 June Moldova joins the Protocol to the CMR Convention
25 May Will the UNECE establish a more just system to protect victims of accidental water pollution?
23 May The TER Project Central Office moves to Bratislava
22 May Malta joins the ADR
21 May Managing the environmental footprint of the Information Society
21 May United Nations Regional Commissions Promote the Information Society - From Declaration to Implementation
15 May How much does the forestry sector of Uzbekistan contribute to the sustainable development of the economy?
3 May Moldova joins the European Agreement on Road Traffic
1 May Addressing the challenges of financing innovative enterprises - Meeting of Experts on Financing for Innovative Development, Geneva, 3-4 May 2007
1 May Major progress towards paperless trade at United Nations Forum in Dublin
27 April UNECE launches EUR 250 million Eastern European Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy Investment Fund
27 April Millions lose out in Eastern European and Central Asian growth
26 April Declaration for the Sixtieth Anniversary Session of the UNECE, adopted on 26 April 2007
26 April Sixtieth Anniversary Session of the UNECE, Geneva, 25-27 April 2007 - Remarks by Mr. Sergei Ordzhonikidze, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (26 April 2007)
26 April Sixtieth Anniversary Session of the UNECE, Geneva, 25-27 April 2007 - Statement of the Executive Secretary, High-level Segment (26 April 2007)
26 April United Arab Emirates joins the TIR Convention
24 April Looking Back and Peering Forward - A Short History of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe by Yves Berthelot and Paul Rayment
24 April UNECE announces EUR 329 million SwissRe European Clean Energy Investment Fund
23 April The First UN Global Road Safety Week starts with a World Youth Assembly in Geneva
23 April Statement by Mr. Marek Belka, UNECE Executive Secretary, delivered at the opening ceremony of the World Youth Assembly for Road Safety (23 April 2007, 10:30 hours, Assembly Hall, Palais des Nations, Geneva)
20 April Sixtieth Anniversary Session of the UNECE - Palais des Nations (Conference Room XIX), Geneva, 25-27 April 2007
20 April Gunnar Myrdal Exhibition, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 25-27 April 2007
17 April Young road users in the UN spotlight
3 April "Road Safety is no Accident" - A UN World Youth Assembly on Road Safety
3 April UN/CEFACT releases international e-Invoice
3 April UNECE releases Recommendations on radioactive scrap
16 March Latvia joins the European Agreement on combined transport
2 March UNECE experts discuss innovation and competitiveness policies - First meeting of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies (Geneva, 8-9 March 2007)
9 February Secretary-General reappoints Marek Belka of Poland Executive Secretary of Economic Commission for Europe
26 January United Arab Emirates joins four transport conventions
25 January UNECE experts promoting new ways to combat counterfeit goods
24 January Albania joins the Protocol to the CMR Convention
24 January Moldova joins the UNECE Agreement on global vehicle regulations
24 January Ukraine joins the UNECE Agreement on periodical inspections of vehicles
23 January Can Europe's forests satisfy the increasing demand for raw material and energy under sustainable forest management?
18 January Aarhus membership climbs to forty: Germany to become 40th Party to environmental rights treaty
17 January After historic ratification, European countries meet for the first time to improve water management and curb water-related diseases
9 January For the first time European countries meet to reduce water-related diseases by improving water management
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