Presentation on theme: "UNECE Agenda item 2 : Matters arising since the fifteenth session Presented by the UNECE secretariat for information."— Presentation transcript:
UNECE Agenda item 2 : Matters arising since the fifteenth session Presented by the UNECE secretariat for information
UNECE Sixty-fourth session of UNECE March 2011 Five Year Review will take place in 2011-2012 (following UNECE reform in 2005) UN/CEFACT Review will be within the frame of the review by the Committee on Trade of its three Subsidiary Bodies (UN/CEFACT, WP.6 Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization and WP.7 Agricultural Standards) Focus will be on transparency, delivery, coherence and programme of work based on member States priorities and needs,
UNECE Committee on Trade session 14-15 June 2011 Report by FMG Chair on developments since last CT session (February 2009), implementation of EXCOM recommendations, planned activities Secretariat report on capacity-building
UNECE Committee on Trade session 14-15 June 2011 … Relevant CT decisions: endorsed 2009 and 2010 UN/CEFACT Plenary reports, 2010-11 work programme noted EXCOM’s extension of Permanent Groups’ mandates and its Recommendations concerning UN/CEFACT, reports to EXCOM on the implementation of Recommendations
UNECE Committee on Trade session 14-15 June 2011 … Relevant CT decisions: took note of revision of UN/CEFACT's structure, mandate, terms of reference and procedures (document ECE/TRADE/C/2009/15/Rev.2), agreed to consider it intersessionally after receiving the assessment of advantages and disadvantages of proposed restructuring referred to in para. 29 of 2010 Plenary Report (ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2010/25) requested secretariat to respond directly to enquiries from member States to the greatest extent possible
UNECE EXCOM Meeting December 2010 It noted with satisfaction the progress made to date (in implementing the EXCOM Recommendations regarding UN/CEFACT) and looked forward to further work being undertaken to complete the tasks. It recognized the positive work in capacity building and encouraging the participation of transition economies in the work of UN/CEFACT and requested that this be continued and strengthened.
UNECE EXCOM Meeting December 2010 It also acknowledged the greater cooperation between UN/CEFACT and the secretariat. One delegation underlined the need to ensure that the work of UN/CEFACT corresponds to priorities of member States and another delegation stressed the importance of ensuring that the ongoing restructuring of UN/CEFACT be in line with the aims and tasks as set out by the recommendations of EXCOM for UN/CEFACT.
UNECE EXCOM Meeting December 2010 The EXCOM requested UN/CEFACT and the secretariat to report back on the outcome of the UN/CEFACT Plenary to take place in July 2011 with respect to the restructuring of UN/CEFACT and on further actions to implement the EXCOM recommendations. Next EXCOM meeting: September 2011
UNECE Capacity-building/enhancing involvement of countries in transition This will be delivered under Item 7 – Other Business