UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was set up in 1947 by ECOSOC. It is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations. The others are the:

UNECE's major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. To do so, it brings together 56 countries located in the European Union, non-EU Western and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and North America. All these countries dialogue and cooperate under the aegis of UNECE on economic and sectorial issues. However, all interested United Nations member States may participate in the work of UNECE. Over 70 international professional organisations and other non-governmental organisations take part in UNECE activities.

UNECE's terms of reference have been defined by ECOSOC.


 IGU is represented in the UNECE’s Group of Experts through former SG Mr Torstein Indrebø.

UNECE has expressed an interest of signing a MOU with IGU.


Memorandum of understanding sigend with UNECE