United Nations Economic Commission for Europe


United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Infobox UN

name = United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
type = Primary Organ - Regional Branch
acronyms = ECE
head = "Executive Secretary of ECE"
: Mr. Marek Belka [unece.org, ECE: Office of the Executive Secretary [http://www.unece.org/press/execsec/mb_biography.htm] ] : flag|Poland: (2005 - )
status = Active
established = 1947
website = [http://www.unece.org/ ECE Website]
parent = ECOSOC

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE or ECE) was established in 1947 [cite web|url=http://www.unece.org/oes/history/history.htm|title=Inception|publisher=UNECE] UN document |docid=A-RES-46(I) |type=Resolution |body=General Assembly |session=-1 |resolution_number=46 |highlight=rect_103,429_452,537 |page=2 |accessdate=2008-07-09|title=Economic Reconstruction of Devastated Areas|date=11 December 1946] to encourage economic cooperation among its member States. It is one of five regional commissions under the administrative direction of United Nations headquarters. It has 56 member States, and reports to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). As well as countries in Europe, it includes the United States of America, Canada, Israel and the Central Asian republics. The UNECE secretariat headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland and has a budget in the region of $50 million [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2006-04-18a.1.1] .

Member States

The 56 member countries are:

Albania

Andorra

Armenia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Canada

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

France

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Tajikistan

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States

Uzbekistan

Note: 15 of the UNECE's 56 member countries are recipients of Official Development Assistance.

ee also

* Europe
* European Union
* Council of Europe
* OSCE
* OECD
* Official statistics
* On-board diagnostics (OBD).
* Types of vehicle
* United Nations System
* UN/LOCODE - location codes, maintained by UNECE
* International E-road network, numbered by UNECE
* World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations
* North American Union

References

External links

* [http://www.unece.org UN Economic Commission for Europe]
* [http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/library/enterprise-europe/issue14/articles/en/enterprise09_en.htm EU and UNECE cooperation] .
* [http://www.unece.org/trans/main/welcwp29.htm UNECE vehicle regulations]


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