TitleReview of the regional commissions by the Economic and Social Council
Reaffirms the need to strengthen cooperation between the Economic Commission for Europe and other bodies according to complementarities in terms of mandates, membership and approaches to issues of common concern; emphasizes the importance of dialogue among the secretariats of institutions and of consistent messages by Governments in different forums in order to maximize cooperation among institutions; stresses that, in responding to the specific needs of the region, the Commission has 2 core functions: the development and harmonization of legal instruments, norms and standards in its areas of expertise, and the production of statistics and analyses in those areas; stresses that the Commission also has the role of bringing the contribution of the region to the global level and facilitating the implementation of international commitments in the region with respect to its areas of work.
In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 1998, New York, 22 Jan. and 3 and 6 Feb. 1998; resumed organizational session for 1998, New York, 7 May 1998; substantive session of 1998, New York, 6-31 July and 5 Aug. 1998; resumed substantive session of 1998, New York, 16 Dec. 1998 - E/1998/98 - p. 18-19 - (ESCOR, 1998, Suppl. no. 1).