The Inland Transport Committee (ITC) is the highest policy-making body of the UNECE in the field of transport. In the course of the last 60 years, together with its subsidiary bodies, ITC has provided a pan-European intergovernmental forum, where UNECE member countries come together to forge tools for economic cooperation and negotiate and adopt international legal instruments on inland transport. These legal instruments are considered indispensable for developing efficient, harmonized and integrated, safe and sustainable pan-European transport systems.
The Bureau of ITC is mandated to support the good conduct of the ITC annual sessions by means of:
(i) preparation of a well-focused agenda with the definition of objectives and the setting of time-allocation for each item;
(ii) indication of principal topics where decisions are needed;
(iii) delineation of themes of discussion of the session;
(iv) monitoring and evaluation of the work since the previous session;
(v) monitoring and coordination of activities in order to avoid duplication with the work of other relevant organizations; and
(vi) proposing priorities in the programme of work, listing, where possible, various options.
At its seventy-fourth session (February 2012), the Committee elected the following members for the 2012-2013 term of office:
Mr. Jerzy Kleniewski (Poland), Chair
Mr. Jean-Paul Gailly (Belgium), Vice-Chair
Mrs. Isabelle Paillet (France), Vice-Chair
Mr. Sergey Andreev (Russian Federation), Vice-Chair
Mr. Zdenko Antešic (Croatia), Member
Mr. Gogita Gvenetadze (Georgia), Member
Mr. Björn Oriwohl (Germany), Member
Mr. Antonio Erario (Italy), Member
Mr. Bob Oudshoorn (Netherlands), Member
Mr. Claudiu Octavian Dumitrescu (Romania), Member
Mr. Björn Stafbom (Sweden), Member
Mr. Jean-Claude Schneuwly (Switzerland), Member
Mr. Seref Tabak (Turkey) (In 2013 replaced by Mrs. Çisel Aslan)
Mr. Abdusamat Muminov (Uzbekistan), Member
The European Commission has a standing invitation to attend sessions of the Bureau as observer.