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Geneva to Host 66th UN Economic Commission for Europe Session

The 66th Session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe will be held in Geneva on 14 to 16 April. It will commence in the Palais des Nations where Roderick van Schreven, Commission Chair; Christian Friis Bach, UNECE Secretary and Under-Secretary-General; Michael Møller, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, will greet the participants.

Heads of dedicated ministries of the UN Economic Commission for Europe member states, largest automobile and transport organizations, members of associations and authorities in the field of energy saving and environmental protection, professors of the leading educational institutions from all over the world as well as representatives of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, the USA, Turkmenia, Finland will participate in the session. Experts of ACIG will participate in this session within the Russian delegation, too.

The agenda of the session includes high-level policy dialogue about commitment to sustainable development in the time of change. The session participants will discuss the five key topics, specifically, sustainable development of the energy industry and sustainable communities, sustainable management of ecosystems and natural resources, inclusiveness and competitiveness for sustainable living, measuring and monitoring of sustainable development, creating partnerships for sustainable development.

The session will be completed with elaboration and adoption of the final document that confirms their commitment to sustainable development in the time of change by the Commission member states. This document should also ensure utilization of mechanisms and tools of the Commission.

UN Economic Commission for Europe is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was established in 1947 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council for the purpose of development of economic activities and boosting economic ties inside the region of the Commission and between this region and the rest of the world.