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.