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List of Publications - 2019

Recommendation 37: Single Submission Portal (November 2019)

Streamlining border crossing and helping traders to access international markets can provide significant stimulus to national economies and directly supports the implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17, specifically  ...
Recommendation 43: Sustainable Procurement (November 2019)

Public procurement alone represents 15-20% of the global GDP, while procurement commitments under the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Public Procurement (GPA) have been estimated at around EUR 1.3 trillion.  ...
Guidelines on producing leading, composite and sentiment indicators (November 2019)

Leading, composite and sentiment indicators make it possible for official statistics to shed new light on aspects of the economy and the society, for instance through compilation of leading indicators  ...
Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Model Regulations (Rev.21) (October 2019)

These recommendations have been developed in the light of technical progress, the advent of new substances and materials, the exigencies of modern transport systems and, above all, the requirement to  ...
Resolution on the Deployment of Highly and Fully Automated Vehicles in Road Traffic (October 2019)

This brochure presents the Resolution on the Deployment of Highly and Fully Automated Vehicles in Road Traffic adopted by the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) of the United  ...
Committee Forecast 2019 (October 2019)

Following the annual Market Discussions of the Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (former Timber Committee), the Committee issues a statement which includes: overview of the forest products sector, developments  ...
Rovaniemi Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy: Mid-term Review (September 2019)

This publication is a mid-term review of actions that have been implemented and are in line with the Rovaniemi Action Plan (RAP). Stakeholders of the RAP provided input and the  ...
Policy Framework for Sustainable Real Estate Markets (September 2019)

This publication is an update to the 2010 Policy Framework for Sustainable Real Estate Markets, that was also published by the UNECE Real Estate Market Advisory Group. This update reflects  ...
UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety (August 2019)

Since the beginning of his mandate, the Special Envoy for Road Safety has been helping to mobilise sustained political commitment towards making road safety a priority; to advocate and raise  ...
Country Profiles on Housing and Land Management: Belarus (August 2019)

The Country Profiles on Housing and Land Management are intended to assist governments to improve the performance of their housing, urban development and land management sectors and, at the same  ...
United Nations Road Safety Conventions (July 2019)

There are 59 United Nations legal instruments in the area of inland transport which are administered by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Of the 59 conventions, seven  ...
Glossary for transport statistics - Fifth edition (July 2019)

This Glossary is a joint publication of the UNECE, ITF, and Eurostat. It represents a point of reference for all those involved in transport statistics, with definitions covering infrastructure, vehicles  ...
2019 (June 2019)

Innovation for Sustainable Development Review of Kyrgyzstan (June 2019)

Innovation is central to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to economic development across the world. One of the most open and democratic countries in the region,  ...
Annual Report 2018 (June 2019)

UNECE is committed to supporting its member States for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This report presents a selection of examples of the impact of its work  ...
Guidance on Modernizing Statistical Legislation (June 2019)

 Official statistics are an indispensable element of the information system of democratic societies, serving governments, economies and the public with data that can help them understand and make decisions: about  ...
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS, Rev.8) (May 2019)

The GHS addresses classification of chemicals by types of hazard and proposes harmonized hazard communication elements, including labels and safety data sheets. It aims at ensuring that information on physical  ...
European Code for Signs and Signals on Inland Waterways (SIGNI) (May 2019)

The European Code for Signs and Signals on Inland Waterways (SIGNI), adopted by resolution No. 90 of the Working Party on Inland Water Transport on 5 October 2018, provides recommendations  ...
Kazakhstan to play a key transport logistics role for rising Euro-Asian trade (May 2019)

Improving the competitiveness of Kazakhstan as a transport logistics centre at the crossroads of Europe and Asia could enable the country to unlock significant untapped benefits of growing cargo flows  ...
State of Forests of the Caucasus and Central Asia (May 2019)

ECE/TIM/SP/47 The study on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia aims to present the forest resources and the forest sector of the region, including trends in, and  ...
Guidelines for the Development of a Criteria and Indicator Set for Sustainable Forest Management (May 2019)

ECE/TIM/DP/73 Criteria and indicators constitute an increasingly common policy tool to implement sustainable forest management (SFM) and to define clear priorities and targets. This should improve monitoring, reporting and assessment of  ...
Forest Landscape Restoration in the Caucasus and Central Asia (May 2019)

ECE/TIM/DP/72 This study, focusing primarily on the period from the collapse of the Soviet Union until the present day, identifies the key drivers of forest degradation and the potential for forest  ...
UNECE Countries in Figures 2019 (April 2019)

UNECE Countries in Figures presents a profile of social and economic indicators for each of the 56 UNECE member countries.These profiles, prepared by the UNECE Statistical Division, are intended to  ...
Measuring International Labour Mobility (March 2019)

The world is becoming more interconnected, with an acceleration in the movement of information, capital, goods, services and people across international borders. As it becomes easier to travel and work  ...
Policy briefs on Ageing (2009 - 2019) (March 2019)

The most recent in the series of Policy Briefs on Ageing is "The challenging roles of informal carers". See all "Policy Briefs on Ageing"
Innovation in Railways (March 2019)

As part of the ongoing activities of the Working Party on Rail Transport (SC.2) a workshop titled “Making the railways of the future for the region” was held at the  ...
World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) – How It Works, How to Join It (February 2019)

This new edition of the Blue Book reflects the developments within WP.29 since 2012 (Adoption of the Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement, Amendment to the Terms of Reference and  ...
Guidance on Data Integration for Measuring Migration (February 2019)

 Migration shapes societies. Its economic, social and demographic impacts are large and increasing. Policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders need data on migrants – how many there are, their rates of  ...
Road Safety for All (January 2019)

In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly (resolution 64/255) proclaimed a Decade of Action for Road Safety ("Decade"). As part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the goal of the  ...
Guidelines on the use of statistical business registers for business demography and entrepreneurship statistics (January 2019)

The Guidelines provide practical guidance on how to develop and maintain statistical business registers to support the production of business demography and entrepreneurship statistics. The Guidelines contain definitions and compilation  ...