The Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was created in 1947 by ECOSOC. Its major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. To do so, UNECE brings together 56 countries located in Europe, Central Asia and North America to work together on economic and sectoral issues.
The Commission provides analysis, policy advice and assistance to governments. In cooperation with other stakeholders, notably the business community, it gives focus to UN global economic mandates. It also sets out norms, standards and conventions to facilitate international cooperation within and outside the region.
UNECE expertise covers sectors including: economic cooperation and integration, sustainable energy, environment, housing and land management, population, statistics, timber, trade and transport.Preferred partnership types
Advocacy of global issues; Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Project funding; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel; Standards and guidelines developmentSustainable Development Goals
1. No poverty; 6. Clean water and sanitation; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutionsIssue areas
Biodiversity; Child Labour; Climate Change; Energy; Forced Labour; Human Rights; Labour; Migrant Workers; Peace; Poverty; Principle 3; Principle 4; Principle 5; Principle 6; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Rule of Law; Water and SanitationRegions / countries / territories
Automobiles & Parts; Banks; Chemicals; Construction & Materials; Financial Services; Food & Beverage; Industrial Goods & Services; Insurance; Oil & Gas; Other; Personal & Household Goods; Real Estate; Technology; Telecommunications; Utilities