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Leading the UNECE with confidence

Ambassador Tatiana Molcean of Moldova was appointed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on the 26 July 2023, where she has led with purpose since her term began in September 2023. Ms. Molcean has 20 years of experience in...

Having an everyday impact

For over 75 years, UNECE has helped countries to cooperate to develop norms, standards and conventions that constitute building blocks for economies and sustainable development.  Safer and greener cars Look for a capital ‘E’ marking on your windshield, tires,...

The UNPA: a history

Back in 1947, the idea for the United Nations to issue its own stamps was brought about by Argentina. The wheels were in motion by 20 November 1947, whereby the General Assembly passed a resolution that meant the Secretary-General was asked to investigate the creation...

A snapshot of UNPA’s archives

Since 1951, the United Nations has been issuing postage stamps.  UN stamps are created by artists internationally. They reflect themes important to the work of the United Nations, such as Peace, Human Rights, Endangered Species, the Environment and World...

Illuminating global issues through the UNPA 

The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) follows and captures the work and achievements of the United Nations and its agencies and features them on postage stamps. United Nations stamps are considered as chronological markers of the organization’s efforts to...

Leading the Security Council with purpose

What is SCAD’s mandate? SCAD stands for Security Council Affairs Division, and it is part of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding affairs (DPPA). Our mandate is to support the Security Council (SC) and its subsidiary organs in carrying out their primary...

Power of the president 

To better understand the role and functions of the Security Council, we spoke to outgoing President, Her Excellency Ambassador Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations in New York. As a former president of the SC, what are...

Advancing the transparency of the Security Council

Security Council Report (SCR) was established in 2005 as an independent think tank with a mission to advance the transparency, effectiveness, and accountability of the UN Security Council. This objective is based on the assumption that better informed government and...

FOCUS ON

Leading the UNECE with confidence

Ambassador Tatiana Molcean of Moldova was appointed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on the 26 July 2023, where she has led with purpose since her term began in September 2023. Ms. Molcean has 20 years of experience in...

Having an everyday impact

For over 75 years, UNECE has helped countries to cooperate to develop norms, standards and conventions that constitute building blocks for economies and sustainable development.  Safer and greener cars Look for a capital ‘E’ marking on your windshield, tires,...

The UNPA: a history

Back in 1947, the idea for the United Nations to issue its own stamps was brought about by Argentina. The wheels were in motion by 20 November 1947, whereby the General Assembly passed a resolution that meant the Secretary-General was asked to investigate the creation...

A snapshot of UNPA’s archives

Since 1951, the United Nations has been issuing postage stamps.  UN stamps are created by artists internationally. They reflect themes important to the work of the United Nations, such as Peace, Human Rights, Endangered Species, the Environment and World...

Illuminating global issues through the UNPA 

The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) follows and captures the work and achievements of the United Nations and its agencies and features them on postage stamps. United Nations stamps are considered as chronological markers of the organization’s efforts to...

Leading the Security Council with purpose

What is SCAD’s mandate? SCAD stands for Security Council Affairs Division, and it is part of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding affairs (DPPA). Our mandate is to support the Security Council (SC) and its subsidiary organs in carrying out their primary...

Power of the president 

To better understand the role and functions of the Security Council, we spoke to outgoing President, Her Excellency Ambassador Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations in New York. As a former president of the SC, what are...

Advancing the transparency of the Security Council

Security Council Report (SCR) was established in 2005 as an independent think tank with a mission to advance the transparency, effectiveness, and accountability of the UN Security Council. This objective is based on the assumption that better informed government and...

The rise and evolution of ethics offices within the United Nations

Origins and mandate The first ethics office within the UN system was established in 2006, as a direct response to a call for action by the UN General Assembly following the 2005 World Summit. This highlighted the need to establish an independent preventive body whose...

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