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Sixty-sixth session of the Commission

14 - 16 April 2015 – Room XIX

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With the world moving towards sustainable development goals, the Commission session will offer an opportunity for UNECE member States to come together, share their views and experiences, and commit to action for sustainable development.

The programme of the Commission will create a cross-cutting and interactive high-level dialogue on the theme “Committing to action on sustainable development in times of change”, followed by five high-level thematic discussions that will focus on actions and commitments on the following topics:

  • Sustainable energy and resilient communities;
  • Sustainable management of ecosystems and natural resources;
  • Connectivity and competitiveness for sustainable lives;
  • Measuring and monitoring sustainable development;
  • Partnering for sustainable development.

The High-level Segment will culminate in the adoption of the outcome document, the draft of which will be prepared in advance by representatives of UNECE member States in the Executive Committee. 



Side Events

In addition, a number of events will highlight how UNECE’s concrete work has a significant impact on the lives of citizens of our region and beyond:

The Ideas for change award will show-case how innovative entrepreneurial talent can contribute to address today’s social and environmental challenges, through new groundbreaking ideas that can become successful business.

The Nuts and Dried Fruit exhibition will show how UNECE agricultural standards facilitate international trade and warrant quality and food safety. It will offer visitors a unique possibility to taste products from all over the world.

The Learning from Forests exhibition will showcase, through six thematic areas related to Polish forests, the multiple values and functions of forests and their essential role in our society.

The side event Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP) will take place from 14 to 16 April 2015. This event aims at raising awareness on THE PEP partnership on Cycling Promotion. 

The side event on Promoting Sustainable Cities will discuss major challenges and priorities for the ECE region in achieving inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements.

Crashed Cars exhibition. The Global New Car Assessment Programme and UNECE are displaying two cars to illustrate the role that crash tests play in promoting occupant protection. 

AEB Demo. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) in action on the ground of the Palais des Nations during the lunch breaks of the Commission session.

The photo exhibition 50 Years of TIR on the Silk Road 1966-2014 will pay tribute to pioneer truckers who travelled along the Silk Road, between 1966 and 2014, using TIR Carnets as “passports”.