Within the United Nations framework of the Economic and Social Council, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) serves as the focal point for trade facilitation recommendations and electronic business standards, covering both commercial and government business processes that can foster growth in international trade and related services. In this context, the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) was established, as a subsidiary, intergovernmental body of the UNECE Committee on Trade, mandated to develop a programme of work of global relevance to achieve improved worldwide coordination and cooperation in these areas.
5 December 2013: "Call for Participation" on Project "Destination Travel Information (DTI) Process".
The UN/CEFACT Sectoral Program Development Area / Travel and Tourism Domain is pleased to announce the UN/CEFACT Bureau decision on 15 October 2013 to launch the project on "Destination Travel Information (DTI) Process".
19 November 2013: A 60 day public review is open for version 2.1 of the UN/CEFACT Naming and Design Rules for CCTS 2.01 (NDR 2.1). This aims to enable easier maintenance and production of Schema.
The revised draft focuses on two areas. The first is making the Unqualified Data Type Schema an informative, rather than a normative part of the standard, thus enabling easier maintenance. This would allow the Data Types to be updated without a corresponding update of these Naming and Design Rules. The second area is the removal of absolute path names (to the UNECE website) for Schema enabling more portability of Schema.
All comments should be submitted to the Project Leader, Chris Hassler
8 November 2013: In addition to mentioned errors in UN/EDIFACT directory version D.13A another error (missing code DPL in data element 8053) was found and is now corrected. Updated directory is available on the UN/EDIFACT website.
6 November 2013: "Call for Participation" on Project "Reutilization of Data from Utility Management System".
The UN/CEFACT Sectoral Program Development Area / Utility Domain is pleased to announce the UN/CEFACT Bureau decision to launch the project on "Reutilization of Data from Utility Management System".
To register interest in participation or for more information please contact Shingo Sakaguchi.
6 November 2013: The UN/CEFACT Schema library version D.13A has been approved and is now available along with the validation report and release notes. Any comments on the standard should be sent to Peter Amstutz, Bureau Vice Chair.
5 November 2013: Registration for the 23rd UN/CEFACT Forum in Geneva (April 7 to 11, 2014) is now open.