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List of Publications - 2020

Updated Guidelines on the use of the UNRSF brand and logo (October 2020)

Updated Guidelines on the use of the UNRSF brand and logo
Practical Guide to Seasonal Adjustment with JDemetra+ (October 2020)

This Guide introduces seasonal adjustment and gives practical guidance to national statistical offices in producing seasonal adjusted monthly or quarterly time series covering all steps in the production process, from  ...
Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR 2021) (October 2020)

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  ...
Recommendation N°.16: United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations (ECE/TRADE/459) (October 2020)

Work on the United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations (UN/LOCODE) was started in 1972 by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Working Party on Facilitation of  ...
Strengthening the capacity of Central Asian countries to develop sustainable urban mobility policy on car sharing and carpooling initiatives (October 2020)

Shared mobility services are the part of the shared economy, which is based on the idea of rational use of limited resources, which creates an opportunity for a person to  ...
Recommendation No.33: Recommendation and Guidelines on Establishing a Single Window (ECE/TRADE/352/Rev.1) (October 2020)

In many countries, companies involved in international trade must prepare and submit large volumes of information and documents to governmental authorities to comply with import, export and transit-related regulatory  ...
Recommendations on Harmonized Europe-wide Technical Requirements for Inland Navigation Vessels (September 2020)

The pan-European recommendations for inland navigation vessels aim to establish a harmonized regime of technical requirements for vessels that transport goods and passengers internationally. The recommendations are the result of  ...
Webinar - Potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on road safety in low- and middle- income countries (September 2020)

The webinar was organized by the secretariat of the UN Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) on the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on road safety in low- and middle- income  ...
Handbook on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Spatial Planning (September 2020)

Member States in the ECE and WHO European Region established the Transport,Health and Environment Pan European Programme (THE PEP) in 2002. By providing an intersectoral and intergovernmental policy framework, THE  ...
White Paper on Blockchain in Trade Facilitation (ECE/TRADE/457) (September 2020)

The UN/CEFACT Blockchain White Paper Project oversaw the preparation of two White Papers. The first, which looks at Blockchains’ impact on the technical standards work of UN/CEFACT, has been published  ...
New frontiers for censuses beyond 2020 (August 2020)

The population census is not just about counting how many people live in a country, but also providing information about age, sex, and other key characteristics that allow countries to  ...
Forest Sector Workforce in the UNECE Region (August 2020)

This study provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the forest sector workforce in the UNECE region. It analyzes working conditions and occupational safety and health as well  ...
UNRSF Newsletter July 2020 (July 2020)

The UNRSF launches the second issue of its newsletter at a time when the world continues to face unprecedented change and disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the momentum  ...
Invest in the future - Invest in safe mobility (July 2020)

The UN Road Safety Fund’s (UNRSF) secretariat seeks additional financial support from private and public sector donors where the Fund’s mission and donor priorities are aligned. Read more in the  ...
United Nations Road Safety Conventions (June 2020)

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  ...
Guidelines on evidence-based policies and decision-making for sustainable housing and urban development (June 2020)

The guidelines aim to support the efforts of governments in the UNECE region to improve evidence-based policymaking on sustainable urban development and housing.  This document serves as a practical reference for  ...
Satellite Account for Education and Training: Compilation Guide (June 2020)

The idea of viewing human knowledge and abilities as an asset and to estimate its value is not new but has gained more prominence in recent years. ln 2016, the  ...
A Guide to Circular Cities (June 2020)

This Guide contains a circular city implementation framework that is designed to improve circularity in cities and support stakeholders in implementing circular actions. The framework consists of a four-step methodology  ...
Adaptive programming during COVID-19 (June 2020)

Organizations around the world are quickly adapting their programme and project activities to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. The UN Road Safety Fund is committed to the  ...
UNRSF annual report 2019 (June 2020)

The UNRSF 2019 Annual Report is now available. Established two years ago as an innovative United Nations pooled fund, the Annual Report showcases the first concrete results of the UNRSF  ...
Annual Report 2019 (May 2020)

This report presents a selection of examples of the impact of UNECE’s work in support of its member States for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development over the  ...
Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Armenia (May 2020)

ECE/DP/78 Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Armenia derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest resources  ...
Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Azerbaijan (May 2020)

ECE/DP/79 Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Azerbaijan derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest  ...
Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Georgia (May 2020)

ECE/DP/80 Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Georgia derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest  ...
Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Kazakhstan (May 2020)

ECE/DP/81 Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Kazakhstan derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest  ...
Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Kyrgyzstan (May 2020)

ECE/DP/82 Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Kyrgyzstan derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest  ...
Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Tajikistan (May 2020)

ECE/DP/83 Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Tajikistan derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest  ...
Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Turkmenistan (May 2020)

ECE/DP/84 Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Turkmenistan derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest  ...
Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Uzbekistan (May 2020)

ECE/DP/85 Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Uzbekistan derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest  ...
Jobs in green and healthy transport (May 2020)

This study, commissioned by the Steering Committee of the Transport, Health and Environment PanEuropean Programme (THE PEP) through its Partnership on Jobs in Green and Healthy Transport, examines the economy-wide  ...
Statistics of Road Traffic Accidents in Europe and North America (May 2020)

This publication provides comparable data on road traffic accidents in Europe, Canada and the United States. Data are organized by the nature of accident, and the number of persons killed  ...
Policy briefs on Ageing (2009 - 2020) (May 2020)

The most recent in the series of Policy Briefs on Ageing is "Ageing in sustainable and smart cities". See all "Policy Briefs on Ageing"
Two years with the UN Road Safety Fund (April 2020)

The April 2020 marks the second anniversary of the launch of the United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF). The Fund is now financing 15 projects in 20 low- and  ...
Mobility Management - A guide of international good practices (April 2020)

As part of the ongoing work on THE PEP a Study on good practices in Mobility Management has been published. Drawing on concrete experiences from across the Pan-European region, the  ...
Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for Such Carriage (ATP) (March 2020)

ECE/TRANS/290,Sales No. E.20.VIII.2,ISBN 978-92-1-117241-6,Price: US$ 35,Languages: E, F, R The Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for such Carriage (ATP) was  ...
Promoting Energy Efficiency Standards and Technologies to Enhance Energy Efficiency in Buildings (March 2020)

This publication builds  on the outcomes  of  projects implemented  in  the  period 2017-2019 by two Divisions of UNECE - Sustainable  Energy  Division and  Forests,  Land  and  Housing  Division , and  ...
Recommendations on the Role of Official Statistics in Measuring Hazardous Events and Disasters (March 2020)

Many countries and regions are facing two increasingly stark trends: rapid urbanization and a growing number of natural disasters caused by climate change-related hazards. Combined, they substantially increase the risk  ...
Forest Product Conversion Factors (March 2020)

Forest products conversion factors provides ratios of raw material input to the output of wood-based forest products for 37 countries of the world. Analysts, policymakers, forest practitioners and forest-based manufacturers  ...
Forest Ownership in the ECE Region (March 2020)

This study examines forest ownership in the UNECE region. Based on data on 35 countries, and the first to include all forest ownership categories, this study investigates the changing nature  ...
Recommendations for Measuring Older Populations in Institutions (March 2020)

Statistics on social and demographic topics are usually produced from surveys of private households. People living in institutions are often excluded because it can be complicated and expensive to identify  ...
Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the UNECE Region (March 2020)

This report reviews the situation and trends in progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the lens of 49 selected indicators under each of the 17 SDGs. Indicators were  ...
The full computerisation of the TIR Convention (March 2020)

The Contracting Parties to the TIR Convention launched in 2003 the so-called “eTIR Project”, aimed at providing an exchange platform for all actors (Customs authorities, holders and guarantee chains) involved  ...
Transport Trends and Economics 2018–2019 - Mobility as a Service (February 2020)

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a new mobility concept gaining pace in many cities around the world. Its value proposition concerns integration of mobility services which is realized by  ...
Trends in green jobs in the forest sector in the UNECE region (February 2020)

This discussion paper includes a description of major transformation drivers of green jobs in the forest sector development, a mapping of (i) existing and emerging green jobs in the sector;  ...
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for International Transport Networks (February 2020)

Download PDF (English) Regional maps available here Extreme weather events, some of which are increasing in intensity and frequency, as well as slower onset climate changes (for example, sea level rise) and  ...
The safety system concept to make roads safer (February 2020)

While significant progress in improving road safety has been made in some countries in the last decade, the overall global results are far worse and changes are urgently needed to  ...
Making rail freight more competitive (February 2020)

As part of the ongoing activities of the Working Party on Rail Transport (SC.2) a workshop titled “Making rail freight more competitive: The coordinated development of the rail network with  ...
White Paper on the Progress, Accomplishment and Future of Sustainable Inland Water Transport (February 2020)

The UNECE “White Paper on the progress, accomplishment and future of sustainable inland water transport” is the third edition of a policy paper on the current situation, trends and challenges  ...
UNRSF brochure (January 2020)

The UN Road Safety Fund was established in 2018 as a UN multi-partner trust fund pursuant to the General Assembly resolution 70/260 and with the support of the UN Secretary-General.  ...
UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety (January 2020)

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  ...