The Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) was established by the ECOSOC in 1947. It serves as a forum for pan-European economic cooperation and integration. It has 56 member states in the European Union, non-EU Western and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and North America.
ECE develops conventions, norms and standards to harmonize action and facilitating exchanges between member states, and coordinates statistical activities in the UNECE region.
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The individual ESCAP documents carry the following symbols:
E/ Economic and Social Council
-/ECE Economic Commission for Europe
-/acronym for type of document or year of publication
Ex. E/ECE/965 Economic and Social Council, ECE, document no 965
Information about the structure and work of the Commission, full text documents and reports and news can be accessed from the website of the Economic Commission for Europe.
- Several regional economic surveys are published by UNECE.
- UNECE Statistical Database. Statistics of the UNECE region and different topics:
- Gender statistics
- Transport statistics
- Forestry statistics
- Macroeconomic statistics
- ECE submits annual reports to ECOSOC in the documentary series Supplements to the Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, no 37.
- Recent supplements are posted as Reports at the ECOSOC website.
- Learn more about the subsidiaries in the research guide: UN Documentation : Economic and Social Council, subsidiary bodies, by Dag Hammarskjöld library (New York).
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UN documents and publications in catalogues and databases
- United Nations Digital Library offers UN documents and open access publications, UN voting data and speeches, UN maps, Content in 6+ languages. Replaces the traditional online catalogue UNBISnet.
- UN iLibrary UN publications online covering different topics.
- ODS full-text UN documents published from 1993 onward and scanned documents published between 1946 and 1993 in the official languages of the UN.
- Daily list of documents (ODS). Documents published for the day, with full text links, can be found in the United Nations full text database ODS.
- UNBIS Thesaurus a multilingual database of the controlled vocabulary used to describe UN documents.
- Index to proceedings is an annual bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the major UN organs. The index includes:
- a list of all documents
- a comprehensive subject index
- an index to speeches
- a voting chart of resolutions
- United Nations Documents Index (United Nations Digital Library) References to all documents by subject area are published. A collection of indexes is held by the Dag Hammarskjöld and Law Library, Uppsala, and the Libraries at UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva.
- All UN documents from 1993-.
- All resolutions of the Principal Organs from 1946-.
- All Security Council plenary documents from 1946- in English, French and Spanish.
- All supplements to the General Assembly Official Records (GAOR) from 1946-.
- All General Assembly plenary meeting records from 1946- in English, French and Spanish.
- Older documents are being scanned: Update on UN Digitization Programme.