The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (also known as UNECE) is one of the five United Nations regional commissions, administered by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It was established in 1947. Its mission is to help rebuild post-war Europe, develop economic activity and strengthen economic relations among European countries, and between Europe and the rest of the world. Since the early 1990s the organization has focused on analyses of the transition process. The commission is using its harmonization experience to facilitate the integration of central and eastern European countries into global markets. UNECE is the forum where the countries of western, central and eastern Europe, Central Asia and North America come together to forge the tools of their cooperation. The Commission offers a regional framework for the elaboration and harmonization of conventions, norms and standards. Commission experts provide technical assistance to the countries of South-East Europe and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States). This assistance takes the form of advisory services, training seminars and workshops where countries can share their experiences and best practices.
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