UNECE - UN Economic Commission for Europe

BPW Representatives




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 :  Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).  

UNECE's major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. UNECE includes 56 member States in Europe, North America and Asia. However, all interested United Nations member States may participate in the work of UNECE. Over 70 international professional organizations and other non-governmental organizations take part in UNECE activities.


Oct 29, 2019

Beijing +25 Regional Review Meeting for the UNECE

We need to better design and implement economic & social policies to close existing and emerging #gender gaps in the #Labour market and in entrepreneurship, said Swiss State Secretary Pascal Baeriswyl for the opening of #Beijing25 Regional Review in Geneva


Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) 28 October 2019 in Geneva  

August 28, 2019

  • Taking the example of the Economic Commission for Europe the NGOs will organize a special meeting in Geneva on October 28, 2019 on which we are jointly working with our sisters from NGO’s from the whole region including USA and Canada. If you would like to participate in this conference, please register before September 30, 2019 under: https://reg.unog.ch/event/30772/ whether you have a UN badge or not. The results of this meeting will be presented to the Economic Commission of Europe on October 29-30, 2019.

What role do the NGOs, e.g. BPW International, play in the Beijing +25 review process?

The NGOs can have an impact through the regional coordinators of NGO CSW.

  • Would the members of the above mentioned regions like to give a short statement on a video which will be used to present a short mosaic of video statements on October 28th. Please see documents below. The link to upload video statements will bei communicated later.
  • Please see the attached description of the project, the manual on how to conduct an interview and the release form. The video should only last 3 to 5 minutes. The link to upload it will be sent to you shortly. We would need to have it by September 20th, 2019. Thank you very much!