United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Established in 1947, the Economic Commission for Europe is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations, with 56 member States from Europe, Northern America, Central and Western Asia.
UNECEís objective is to promote growth and economic cooperation among its members and to encourage economic interaction with other regions of the world. Its activities focus mainly on the fields of transport, energy, environment, housing and land management, population, timber, trade and statistics. They aim at further harmonizing sectoral standards to facilitate the regionís economic integration. UNECE also operates as a platform for dialogue, cooperating with both the public and private sectors. Its field of action includes negotiation of legal instruments, elaboration of standards, regulations and conventions, as well as advisory support and technical expertise to countries with economies in transition. The often technical nature of its activities prevents the Organization from being widely known.
Greece participates with national experts in the meetings of the sectoral Committees, whereas the Permanent Mission takes part in the works of the governing bodies, biennial ECE Commission and Executive Committee.