- United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
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
United NationsEconomic 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, Switzerlandand has a budget in the region of $50 million [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2006-04-18a.1.1] .
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
Germany Greece Hungary Iceland
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.
Council of Europe
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
* [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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