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2002
   
     
January
Meeting
21 Gas Centre Advisory Board
Focal point: Yannick Guerrini,
Tel: 917 17 09
During the session representatives of the member companies supporting the Gas Centre will hear about the assessment carried out this year and related to the work programme of the Centre. The programme of work for the year 2002 as well as the outlook of the activities in the year to come will be also presented.
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22-23 Working Party on Gas
Focal point: Alexandre Chachine,
Tel: 917 24 51
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24 Ad Hoc Group of Experts on the Supply and Use of Gas
Focal point: Alexandre Chachine,
Tel: 917 24 51
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February
11 Team of Specialists on Entrepreneurship in Poverty Alleviation
Focal points: Larissa Kapitsa, Tel: 917 42 21 &
Antal Szabó, Tel. 917 24 71
The main objective of this meeting is to establish a formal group of experts who will discuss the ways and means of offsetting negative impacts on economic transition of last decade and put forward the recommendations of work programme for practical implementation.
11-12 Team of Specialists on Internet Enterprise Development
Focal point: Daewon Choi, Tel: 917 24 74
This executive session will focus on new strategy and work programme to be undertaken in 2002-03 in view of the work accomplished over the last year. Special emphasis will be given to e-assessment projects,
e-regulatory framework development, e-government
and e-work.
11-12
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
SPECA Project Working Group on Energy and Water resources (PWG-Energo), 8th session
Focal point: Peter Tsyba, Tel: 917 58 26
 
12-13 Round Table on Industrial Restructuring in European Transition Economies: Experience to Date and Prospects
Focal point: Iouri Adjoubei, Tel: 917 24 88
The round table will consider the practical ways of overcoming the barriers for advancing industrial restructuring in the process of economic transition in the 1990s and will recommend work programme to be undertaken by the Team of Specialists on Industrial Restructuring to be established at the conclusion of the round table.
12 &15 Team of Specialists on Women’s Entrepreneurship
Focal point: Ewa Ruminska-Zimny,
Tel: 917 16 98
The first meeting of the Team of Specialists on Women’s Entrepreneurship will identify key areas of its work based on presentations from countries and sub-regions and the results of the First Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (OPA/AC.21/6). The meeting will also evaluate proposals for Team activities. The meeting will elect the chair and deputy chairs of the Team and will adopt the plan of work for 2002-2003.
13 (am) Expert Meeting on Quality Management Systems
Focal point: Antal Szabó, Tel: 917 24 71
 
13 (pm) Meeting of the CEI Working Group on SMEs
Focal point: Antal Szabó, Tel: 917 24 71
 
13 Workshop on E-regulatory Framework for Transition Economies
Focal point: Daewon Choi, Tel: 917 24 74
This first UNECE workshop on e-regulation will explore the methodology and building blocks of e-regulatory issues with special reference to EU enlargement countries and other developing and transition economies. Scholars, government officials and the representatives from EU, OECD, WIPO and UNCITRAL will assess the current status of e-regulation and future directions in this newly emerging area. Recommendations will be issued on the future work programme to be undertaken by the Working Party on Industry and Enterprise Development in collaboration with the Team of Specialists on Internet Enterprise Development.
13-14
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Regional Coordinating Committee of SPECA, 3rd session
Focal point: Peter Tsyba, Tel: 917 58 26
 
14-15 Working Party on Industry and Enterprise Development, 3rd session
Focal point: Daewon Choi Tel: 917 24 74
This 3rd session will address the ongoing and new work programme for 2002-03 with special emphasis on five main activities of major concern for transition economies: industrial restructuring, SME quality management, youth entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation, women entrepreneurship and digital economy development. Creation of new teams of specialists to carry out tasks entrusted will be discussed along with the recommendations on best practices for implementing relevant policies based on applicable economic instruments. It also aims to develop a series of pilot projects on the linkage between old economy and knowledge-based new economy, a key challenge for transition economies in the forthcoming decade.
     
March
11-13 Working Party on International Legal and Commercial Practice
Focal point:  Geoffrey Hamilton, Tel:  917 28 38
The Meeting will discuss PPP Alliance programme: “Land for Development”, intellectual property and conflict prevention.
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11 Forum on Implementing Public Private Partnerships in Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS: the Challenges and the Opportunities
Focal point:  Geoffrey Hamilton, Tel:  917 28 38
The Forum will examine infrastructure projects and requirements for success with international experts from UNECE BOT Group, EBRD, EIB and OECD.
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12 First Meeting of the UNECE Public Private Partnership (PPP) Alliance
Focal point:  Geoffrey Hamilton, Tel:  917 28 38
The Meeting will bring together national PPP Units and private sector to discuss “ How to create successful and dynamic PPP units?”
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21-22
Bucharest, Romania
BSEC Workshop on the Role of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Support of SMEs
Focal point: Antal Szabó, Tel.: 917 24 71
The 18th Workshop to be organized jointly by the Permanent Secretariat of the Organization of BSEC, Konrad Adenauer Foundation and UNECE, will discuss the role of chambers of commerce and industry in the process of supporting entrepreneurship. Conclusions and recommendations will be elaborated on this subject.
     
April
25 Second Meeting of the Team of Specialists on CHEMISEED
Focal point
:  Bernard Roux-Fouillet, Tel:  917 32 41   
 
26 First Meeting of the Team of Specialists on Industrial Restructuring
Focal point
:  Iouri Adjoubei, Tel:  917 24 88   
29-30 UNECE Gas Centre High-level Conference
Focal point: Tans Van Kleef, Tel:  917 24 43 Web site: http://www.gascentre.unece.org/
 
June
6-7
Forum on Online Dispute Resolution
Focal point: Daewon Choi, Tel: 917 24 74
Room XXVI.
 
12-13 (am)
Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Harmonization of Energy Reserves/Resources Terminology
Focal point: Slav Slavov; Tel: 917 24 44
Expected output: to develop a new methodology for evaluating the world energy commodities (petroleum, natural gas, coal and uranium) on a common-based criteria.
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13 (pm)-
14 (am)
Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Natural Gas Resources
Focal point: Alexandre Chachine,
Tel: 917 24 51
 
July
5

Ad Hoc Meeting of Experts on Gender and Macroeconomics
Focal point: Ewa Ruminska-Zimny, Tel. 917 16 98
Room I.
The Meeting will discuss mainstreaming gender into economic policies in transition countries and identify joint activities within the framework of MoU between ECE and UNIFEM and the Beijing+5 follow up process. Invited experts as well as representatives of UNIFEM, ILO, UNCTAD and ITC will participate in the meeting.
August
26-28

First Regional Forum on Youth: Security, Opportunity and Prosperity
Focal point: Larissa Kapitsa, Tel: 917 42 21
The main objectives of the First Regional Forum on Youth will be as follows: to raise the awareness of the European and Central Asian constituencies about the negative trends in the youth situation in the region and their potential implications for economic development and social progress;
to stimulate the debates on the youth problems;
to bring the stakeholders in the youth prosperity together;
to jointly look for appropriate, effective and efficient solutions;
to provide an impetus to the mobilization of and a support for the affected communities;
to share the experiences and lessons learned;
to discuss concrete youth employment and entrepreneurship programmes and projects to be presented at the Forum; and
to adopt a regional plan of action.
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29
 
Team of Specialists on Entrepreneurship in Poverty Alleviation
Focal point: Larissa Kapitsa, Tel: 917 42 21
 
30
Team of Specialists on Women's Entrepreneurship
Focal point: Ewa Ruminska-Zimny, Tel: 917 16 98
 
September
19-20

Rome, Italy
UNECE-Real Estate Advisory Group meeting – The European Real Estate Summit: Land for Development
Focal points: Gianluca Sambucini, Tel: 917 11 75 & Emily Talmon-l'Armee, Tel. 917 39 71
The Land for Development Programme aims to improve land policy in transition economies for economic and social development, poverty alleviation and sustainability. The conference goals are: 1) to establish a pan-European network of government officials, international experts, and private sector representatives to develop land policies and foster cooperation and experience sharing; 2) to develop partnerships between the public and private sector which will stimulate coherent development of real estate markets in transition countries; 3) to discuss and publish the results of a base-line survey on the real estate markets of the 25 countries participating in the conference; 4) to develop practical projects formulated at the Summit meeting, as demonstrations of concrete steps forward in the Land for Development Programme.
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Advisory Group on the Protection and Implementation of Intellectual Property Rights for Investment
Focal point: Andrei Maevski, Tel: 917 32 96
The 4th annual session will review the progress in the implementation of the support projects undertaken by the AG and approve a new work programme for 2002/2003. Web sites: http://www.unece.org/operact/ag3.htm and http://www.unece-ipr.org/
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