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Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships

26 - 28 March 2018

Room XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland


     The High-Level Substantive Segment of the Committee session explores how better to promote and use innovation and partnerships to achieve sustainable consumption and production. It features a range of good policy practices in sustainable consumption and production at regional, national and city level in the ECE region, with the aim to encourage peer learning and transferring of best practices. The Committee will also review the results of its work since the 11th session and agree on its programme of work for 2018-2019. 


Please click here to register to the 12th session of the Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships.

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Identity badge

Bring a printout of the filled out form with you to Geneva.

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, and a copy of your registration form completed.

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

Delegates and participants, who need Visa assistance from UNECE Secretariat, are requested to send their passport copy along with their registration form, as early as possible to Secretariat

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
Report of the twelfth session
Item 1: Adoption of the agenda
Item 2: Election of officers
A. High-level substantive segment
Item 3: Innovative Partnerships for Sustainable Production and Consumption
Provisional programme (26-28 March, room XII)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 tenth session
Towards a sub-regional Index on Innovation Policies
Updating the methodology for national Innovation for Sustainable Development Reviews
Recommendations adopted by the Governing Council of the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia on Innovation for Sustainable Development
Towards the Circular Economy - Innovation Policies for Sustainable Production and Consumption
Policy recommendations from the Innovation for Sustainable Development Review of Kyrgyzstan
(b)   Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships
Provisional Programme (Monday, 26 March, room IX)pdf
Report of the Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships on its first session
Standard on a Zero Tolerance approach to Corruption in PPP Procurement
Guiding Principles in People-First PPPs for the Sustainable Development Goals
Promoting People-First PPPs for the Belt and Road initiative and the Sustainable Development Goals
People-First PPP standards and recommendations under preparation
(c)   Joint Activities
Item 5: Main conclusions of the high-level substantive segment
Item 6: Programme of Work for 2018-2019
(a)   Inter-sessional implementation plan for 2018 – 2019
Inter-sessional implementation plan for 2018-2019
(b)   Strategic Orientation for 2020
Draft Strategic Framework of the Economic Cooperation and Integration Subprogramme for 2020-2021
Item 7: Areas of common interest with other Economic Commission for Europe bodies and international organisations
Item 8: Other business
Item 9: 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