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Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships

23 - 25 March 2020

Room XVI, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland


Please click here to register to the 14th session of the Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships.


Identity badge

Delegates enter the Palais through the Pregny Gate (Portail Pregny - see map) entrance, which faces the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) headquarters on the Route de Pregny. The nearest bus stop is called "Appia" (for public transport schedules, see www.tpg.ch)

In order to obtain your identity badge from the Security Services, you will be asked to present a valid passport or a national identity card.

Your badge is strictly for your own personal use. Please note that delays here are common and lengthy and delegates are unfortunately required to wait in the open air.

The Pregny Gate is open from 8h00 to 17h00 from Monday to Friday, non-stop.

For further information, please see practical information for delegates.

The meeting will take place at the Palais des Nations, Avenue de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland.


Visa assistance / Information

Participants to the meeting who need a visa, are strongly advised to apply as early as possible.

Delegates and participants, who need to apply for a Schengen visa are requested to contact the Swiss Embassy in their home country. Please refer to updated information about Swiss Embassies abroad.

Direct links are provided here to two documents containing visa information provided by the Swiss Federal Office for Migration website.

Further information can be found on this site at http://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home/themen/einreise/merkblatt_einreise.html


Accommodation & related information

Participants to the Conference are advised to book their accommodation early. Some of the hotels listed may apply United Nations preferential rates.


Secretariat contact

For any further information please send us an e-mail: ceci@unece.org

Provisional Agenda ItemsEngFreRus
Provisional Agenda, advance copy
Report of the fourteenth session
Item 1: Adoption of the agenda
Item 2: Election of officers
A. Substantive segment
Item 3: A Decade of Action – the Role of Innovation and Public-Private Partnerships in Accelerating Progress towards Sustainable Development by 2030
Provisional programme (23-25 March, Room XVI)pdf
B. General Segment
Item 4: Implementation of the Programme of Work
(a)   Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies
Report of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies on its twelfth session
Smart and Sustainable Cities: The Role of Governance and Innovation Policy
Draft Findings and Policy Recommendations of the Innovation for Sustainable Development Review of Georgia
Draft Findings of the sub-regional Innovation Policy Outlook
(b)   Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships
Report of the Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships on its third session
Towards an Evaluation Methodology or Scoring Mechanism for People-first Public Private Partnerships projects for the Sustainable Development Goals
Draft People-first PPP model law and commentary
(c)   Joint Activities
Item 5: Main conclusions of the substantive segment
Item 6: Inter-sessional implementation plan for 2020 – 2021
Inter-sessional implementation plan for 2020-2021
Item 7: Programme of Work for 2021
Proposed programme budget for 2021: Part II. Programme plan and performance information of the ECI subprogramme
Draft programme of work of the ECI subprogramme for 2021
Item 8: Areas of common interest with other Economic Commission for Europe bodies and international organisations
Item 9: Other business
Item 10: Adoption of the report


Mr. Ralph Heinrich
Secretary of the Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships

Ms. Ludmila Boichuk
Programme Assistant
Tel: +41 22 917 2364

e-mail: ceci@unece.org
Fax:  +41 22 917 0178