The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was set up in 1947 by ECOSOC. It is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations. UNECE’s major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. To do so, it brings together 56 countries located in the European Union, non-EU Western and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and North America. All these countries dialogue and cooperate under the aegis of UNECE on economic and sectoral issues. However, all interested United Nations member States may participate in the work of UNECE. Over 70 international professional organizations and other non-governmental organizations take part in UNECE activities.
Regarding transport sector, UNECE works to facilitate the international movement of persons and goods by inland transport modes and improve competitiveness, safety, energy efficiency and security in the transport sector taking into account environmental protection to levels that reduce adverse environmental impact of transport activities and contribute effectively to sustainable development.
UN Economic Commission for Europe
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CH – 1211 Geneva 10
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