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List of Press Releases - 2020-5

How to create lasting change and impact: Empowering SMEs and women boosts economies ‎and supports ambitious market reforms in Central Asia (11 June 2020)

What started as a business idea back in 2016 is now one of the leading small and medium enterprise producers and exporters of dry and dried produce in Uzbekistan. Akram, the young entrepreneur behind this success story is just one of many examples where four international agencies have made a ...
UNECE to support the Kyrgyz Republic in harnessing trade facilitation reforms for a ‎sustainable post-COVID recovery ‎ (05 June 2020)

Trade facilitation is at the centre of the policy agenda for regional integration among the transition economies in Central Asia. UNECE has been a resolute partner, supporting countries’ efforts to achieve their trade-related policy-priorities. The Kyrgyz Republic is one of the Central Asian ...
UNECE welcomes Fairtrade International amongst the signatories of the ‎Declaration for Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development (14 May 2020)

Fairtrade International has signed UNECE’s Declaration for Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development, on the anniversary of its opening. The Declaration, which has 64 signatories, aims to provide a practical framework for standard bodies seeking to make the standards they develop, and ...
UN/CEFACT standards will support digitalization of maritime transport ‎ (02 May 2020)

When ships enter and leave ports, vital information about cargoes, dangerous goods, crews, vessel details and many other things has to be exchanged with the authorities ashore. Under International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) so-called FAL Convention, ...
UN/CEFACT digital standards can help governments reduce the risk of disease transmission ‎from animals and facilitate legal trade (14 April 2020)

Coronaviruses, including the one responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, are a large family of viruses that are common in animals, and can occasionally be transmitted to humans – a phenomenon known as “zoonosis”. Ensuring proper controls on the international trade in animals and animal ...