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Geneva Green Guide

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNECE
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Environment,
Housing and Land Management Division
Palais des Nations 
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Tel: 
+41 (0) 22 917 12 34 (switchboard)
Fax: 
(+41 22) 917 01 07
Contact: 

Jean Rodriguez Tel: +41 (0)22 917 27 27, Email: jean.rodriguez@unece.org

Description

UNECE’s staff is made up of economists, scientists, urban planners and other experts. Its primary goal is to facilitate economic integration and cooperation among its 56 member States and promote sustainable development and economic prosperity. The UNECE focuses on environment, transport, statistics, sustainable energy, trade, forests and timber, housing and land management, population issues, economic cooperation and integration.

Organization: 
Intergovernmental organizations
Established: 
1947
Staff: 
220
Chief/Director: 
Executive Secretary: Christian Friis Bach
Cooperation: 

UNECE activities involve over 70 international organizations.

Publications: 

See the website.

Keywords: 
health
desertification
agriculture & fisheries
atmosphere
protected areas
consumption
climate change
disasters
wildlife
ozone
mountains
law
biosafety
land & landuse
standards
human settlements
conventions
freshwater
public awareness
conservation
seas
agenda 21
capacity building
business & environment
wetlands
economic instruments
chemicals
biological diversity
education
population
hazardous waste
forests
water & sanitation
waste
deforestation