The Executive Committee (EXCOM) is entrusted with the implementation of the overall guidance set by the Economic Commission for Europe.
In between the biennial sessions of the Commission, the Executive Committee acts on behalf of the Commission and is competent on all matters related to ECE activities in conformity with its Terms of Reference.
In particular, the Executive Committee prepares the sessions of the Commission; reviews, evaluates and approves in due time the Programme of work of the sectoral committees, including intersectoral activities and relations with other international organizations based on the criteria which the Executive Committee shall define.
EXCOM approves the set-up, renewal, discontinuance, terms of reference and work plans of groups under the Sectoral Committees, based on the criteria of their relevance to the subprogramme, resource implications, avoidance of duplication and overlap in the ECE activities. It examines with the Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons of the Sectoral Committees, their report on the implementation of their programme of work and other relevant issues.
It ensures coherence between subprogrammes, inter alia by encouraging horizontal communication within the organization.
It deals with all matters related to programme planning, administrative and budget issues, including extrabudgetary funding.
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Guidelines for the establishment and functioning of Working Parties within UNECE
Guidelines for the establishment and functioning of Teams of Specialists within UNECE
Terms of reference and rules of procedure of the Executive Committee of the Economic Commission for Europe
Recommendations concerning the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business
Recommendations concerning the Committee on Trade
Modalities of the 2011-2012 review of the 2005 ECE Reform
E/2013/37-E/ECE/1464, App. III
Guidelines on procedures and practices for ECE bodies
Decison A (65)
Outcome of the review of the 2005reform of ECE
Decision on matters relating to the Committee on Sustainable Energy
Decision approving the programme of work for 2014-2015 of the housing and land management component of the Housing, Land Management and Population subprogramme
Decision approving the ECE-FAO Integrated Programme of work on Forestry and Timber for 2014–2017, the Programme of work of the Timber and Forestry subprogramme for 2014-2015, and mandates and terms of reference of subsidiary bodies under the Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry
Decision approving the programme of work of the Environment subprogramme for the biennium 2014-2015 and the establishment, mandate and terms of reference of the Group of Friends of the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS)
Decision approving the renewal of the mandates and terms of reference of the Working Party on Land Administration and the Real Estate Market Advisory Group under the Committee on Housing and Land Management
Decision approving the programme of work of the Transport subprogramme for 2014–2015
Decision approving the Work Plans of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Fossil Fuels and the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane for 2014–2015
Decision approving the Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Gas for 2014–2015
Decision approving the establishment of a Public-Private Partnership Business Advisory Board and the revised mandate and terms of reference of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies