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List of Publications - 2016

Guide on Measuring Human Capital (December 2016)

The idea of viewing individuals’ knowledge and abilities as an asset—as human capital—can be traced back to the 18th century.  But human capital is hard to define and measure. Policymakers  ...
Defining and Measuring Circular Migration (December 2016)

Circular migration – a repetition of migration by the same person between two or more countries – is a topic of growing importance, on which information is needed for policy  ...
Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade in the Republic of Albania (ECE/TRADE/427) (November 2016)

An upper-middle income country, Albania is in the process of implementing an all-encompassing reform effort to foster national competitiveness and achieve greater integration into global value chains. Driving these reforms is  ...
International Regulatory Cooperation: the Case of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (November 2016)

The joint UNECE-OECD publication “International Regulatory Cooperation: the Case of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe” presents the rule-making and standards-setting activities of UNECE. It is illustrated by a  ...
Forest Products Annual Market Review 2015-2016 (October 2016)

ECE/TIM/SP/40. The Forest Products Annual Market Review 2015-2016 provides a comprehensive analysis of markets in the UNECE region and reports on the main market influences outside the UNECE region. It  ...
Handbook on the Use of Administrative Sources and Sample Surveys to Measure International Migration in CIS Countries (October 2016)

Migration is a powerful driver and important consequence of economic, political and social change, and therefore needs to be adequately measured and understood. However, the improvement of statistical systems to  ...
European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR 2017) (September 2016)

Adopted on 30 September 1957 in Geneva under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the ADR entered into force on 29 January 1968. This authoritative Agreement  ...
Traceability for Sustainable Trade: A Framework to design Traceability Systems for Cross Border Trade (ECE/TRADE/429) (September 2016)

Consumers and producers are increasingly interested in knowing how products are made and whether there are any adverse environmental or social impacts. While two products may look or feel similar,  ...
Promoting sustainable building materials (September 2016)

This study provides an overview of the current policy and regulatory environment regarding sustainable construction materials in the building sector in Europe and North America, and, where applicable, offers a  ...
Measuring population and housing in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia - Review of practices in the 2010 round of censuses (August 2016)

The population and housing census provides, at regular intervals, information on the number and characteristics of the population of a country, and on its housing stock. It is an essential  ...
Policy briefs on Ageing (2009 - 2016) (July 2016)

The most recent in the series of Policy Briefs on Ageing is "Migration and older age". See all "Policy Briefs on Ageing"
Looking Back, Leaping Forward Moving from MDGs to SDGs in Europe and Central Asia (July 2016)

The historic 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted at a UN Summit in September 2015, after unprecedented consultations at all levels. At its core is a set of ambitious  ...
Literature Review: Informal settlements in countries with economies in transition in the UNECE Region (June 2016)

This literature review presents the first preparatory step in the development of potential guidelines for informal settlements based on the principles of the endorsed FAO ‘‘Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible  ...
Riding towards the green economy: cycling and green jobs. Executive summary (June 2016)

Riding towards the green economy: cycling and green jobs, is an advance executive summary of a new study undertaken in the context of the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE  ...
Annual Report 2015 (May 2016)

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Implementing UN/CEFACT e-Business standards in agricultural trade: A handbook for policy makers and project managers (ECE/TRADE/428) (April 2016)

This Handbook presents a general framework for the design of of e-Business projects in the agrifood sector using open, international standards. It specifically looks at four e-Business standards developed by  ...
UNECE and Climate Change (April 2016)

We are the last generation with the ability to stop climate change. If we fail, it will be a historic mistake. But there is no single “silver bullet” that can address  ...
CIS Cities: Towards Sustainable Future - The Commonwealth of Independent States Regional Report (March 2016)

This is the regional report of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development - Habitat III. The report is based upon  ...
Main Transport Indicators in the UNECE Region - 2014 (February 2016)

This brochure provides statistics on the main indicators for road, rail and inland waterways for countries in the UNECE region. The brochure is available for download in English.
The United Nations Transport Conventions on border crossing facilitations – Benefits for governments (January 2016)

This leaflet, prepared by the Sustainable Transport Division of the UNECE in cooperation with the International Road Transport Union (IRU), highlights the importance and potential benefits to Contracting Parties of  ...
Child Restraint systems (January 2016)

Child Restraint systems UN Regulation No 129: Increasing the safety of children in vehicles - For policymakers and concerned citizens.
The United Nations Motorcycle Helmet Study (January 2016)

The United Nations Motorcycle Helmet Study Part of WP.29, “How it works and how to join it”, series