The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is one of the five regional commissions set up by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in order to promote pan-European economic integration. Established in 1947, it plays a significant role in shaping the economic policies of European member states. The UNECE has a broad mandate and is one of the hallmark commissions for the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are more than 70 international organisations which work closely with UNECE, apart from countries all across the world. The Commission has spearheaded efforts to bring the Central Asian countries closer to the global trading system. Thus, this organisation not only promotes European economic and social interests, but is also responsible for nurturing progressive trade practices in other regions across the world.
Meeting of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on the 25th of June 2010: Addressing the issue of growing government debt among European nations with special focus on Greece, Spain, Ireland, and France.