UNUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe

CALENDAR

January

Date

Meetings

Comments

12 (pm)-15

 

Working Party on Pollution and Energy
Focal point: Romain Hubert
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2402
E-mail: romain.hubert [at] unece.org

Room VII.
As a subsidiary body of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), the Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) will resume, during its 59th session, the consideration of a range of items proposed to improve regulatory provisions concerning the emissions of wheeled vehicle engines, particularly the new limit values (Euro 5) for emissions of gaseous pollutants, the Particle Measurement Programme (PMP) and the Worldwide harmonized Heavy Duty Certification procedure (WHDC).
GRPE is expected to consider the first outcome of the expert groups for the development of Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles emission Test Procedures (WLTP).
GRPE will resume its discussion on market Fuel Quality (FQ) including biofuels, the further development of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles (HFCV) and Environmentally Friendly Vehicles (EFV).
Website: select GRPE in http://www.unece.org/trans/main/welcwp29.htm

18

Gas Centre Executive Board
Focal point:  Tans van Kleef
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2443
E-mail: tans.van-kleef [at] unece.org

Room VII.
Website:  http://www.gascentre.unece.org

18-22

GRSP Informal group on safety hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles
Focal point: Edoardo Gianotti
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2422

E-mail: edoardo.gianotti [at] @unece.org

Room VIII.
As informal group of the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP), subsidiary body of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), the subgroup on safety of hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles will resume, during its 8th meeting, the consideration of a range of items regarding fuel system integrity/leakage, electric safety and storage systems.

Website:  select GRSP and then Informal Group HFCV-SGS in http://www.unece.org/trans/main/welcwp29.htm
19-20

Working Party on Gas
Focal point: Sead Vilogorac
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2462
E-mail: sead.vilogorac [at] unece.org

Room VII.
Website:  http://www.unece.org/energy/se/docs/wpgas20.html

20-22

Work Session on the Budapest Initiative on Measuring Health Status
Focal point: Ms Khin Win Thin
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 5563

E-mail: khinwin.thin [at] unece.org

Room V.
Expected outcomes of the meeting include a broad agreement on the questions to be adopted and revisited based on cognitive/field tests results, a detailed workplan for finalizing the Budapest Initiative question set and a proposal for membership composition of Budapest Initiative Steering Group and Task Force.
Website:  http://www.unece.org/stats/documents/2010.01.health.htm

21

Ad Hoc Group of Experts on the Supply and Use of Gas
Focal point: Sead Vilogorac
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2462
E-mail: sead.vilogorac [at] unece.org

Room VII.
Website:  http://www.unece.org/energy/se/docs/gassupply11.htm

22

Extended Bureau of the Committee on Trade
Focal point: Hans Hansell
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2457
E-mail: hans.hansell [at] unece.org

Room S-1.

25-29

From Monday 25, 10 a.m. to Thursday 28, 12.30 p.m. and on Friday 29, 2.30-5.30 p.m.

 

ADN Meetings

Joint Meeting of Experts on the Regulations annexed to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN)
(ADN Safety Committee)
Focal point: Olivier Kervella &       Christopher Smith
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2456/3298
E-mail: olivier.kervella [at] unece.org, christopher.smith [at] unece.org

Room VII.
The sixteenth session of the Joint Meeting of Experts will discuss proposals for amendments to the Regulations annexed to the ADN for possible inclusion in ADN 2011.
Website: http://unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/ac2/ac2age.html

From Thursday 28 at 2.30 p.m. toFriday 29at 12.30 p.m.

Administrative Committee of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN)*
Focal point: Olivier Kervella &
Christopher Smith
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2456/3298
E-mail: olivier.kervella [at] unece.org,
christopher.smith@unece.org

*Note:  The ADN Administrative Committee is composed of representatives of Contracting Parties, which at the time of writing are Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Romania, Russian Federation and Slovakia.

The fourth session of the ADN Administrative Committee will discuss the results of the ADN Safety Committee including:
- Proposed amendments to the Regulations annexed to the ADN for entry into force on 1 January 2011*; and
- Special authorizations, derogations and equivalents.

*Note: A quorum of half of the Contracting Parties is required for the Administrative Committee to take decisions.

Website: http://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/adn/adn_age.html

26-27 Compliance Committee to the Protocol on Water and Health
Focal point: Francesca Bernardini
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2463
E-mail: francesca.bernardini [at] unece.or

Room: S-4.
During its fourth meeting the Committee will discuss its role in relation to compliance with the reporting requirements under the Protocol, and decide on the future steps to stimulate compliance among the Protocol’s Parties. Moreover, the Compliance Committee will agree on the format and the content of the report on its activities to the second session of the Meeting of the Parties, and will look into the possibility of cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, on issues related to human right to water and sanitation.

Website: http://www.unece.org/env/pp/ccBackground.htm
27-28
Bratislava

Joint Meeting of the Bureau and of the Working Group on Implementation of the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
Focal point: Albena Karadjova
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2345
E-mail: albena.karadjova [at] unece.org

The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention will meet in a joint meeting with the Working Group on Implementation to discuss, among others, the outline for a long-term strategy under the Convention, the implementation of the Strategic Approach under the Assistance Programme and the development of Indicators and Criteria.
The result of recent assistance activities and ideas/project proposals for new ones, will also be assessed by members of the Bureau and the Working Group.
Website:  http://www.unece.org/env/teia/welcome.htm

28-29

Inland Transport Security Discussion Forum
Focal point: Robert Nowak
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 12 67
E-mail: robert.nowak [at] unece.org

Room V.
The meeting provides an international forum for governments, international organizations and the private sector to share views and best practices on how to enhance inland transport security. 
Website:  http://www.unece.org/trans/main/ac11/ac11.html?expandable=99

     
     
February

Date

Meetings

Comments

1

GRRF Informal Group on AEBS/LDW
Focal point: Antony Lagrange
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 4031
E-mail: antony.lagrange [at] unece.org

Room V.
As an informal group of the below mentioned Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF), experts will resume the consideration of harmonized requirements for automatic emergency braking systems and lane departure warning systems.
Website: http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29wgs/wp29grrf/grrf-infaebsldw3.html

1 (pm)-2

UN/CEFACT International Trade & Business Processes Group (TBG 15)
Focal point: Serguei Kouzmine
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2771
E-mail:  serguei.kouzmine [at] unece.org

Room S1.

Website: http://www.uncefactforum.org/TBG/TBG%20Home/tbg_home.htm
1

TIR Executive Board (TIRExB)
Focal point: Artur Bouten
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2433
E-mail: tirexb@unece.org

Room VII.
The TIR Executive Board (TIRExB), a subsidiary body of the TIR Administrative Committee, is composed of 9 members, each from different Contracting Parties to the TIR Convention. The TIRExB supervises and provides support in the application of the TIR procedure at the national and international levels.

Website:  http://www.unece.org/tir/
2-5

Working Party on Customs Questions affecting Transport
Focal point: Konstantin Glukhenkiy
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 1531
E-mail: wp.30@unece.org

Room VII.
The Working Party will review the status and implementation of a number of UNECE Conventions in the field of border crossing facilitation, which are administered by the Working Party, such as the Conventions on Temporary Importation of Private and Commercial Road Vehicles, the Harmonization Convention, etc.
Particular attention will be given to amendment proposals concerning the TIR Convention as well as to a large number of issues relating to the application of the TIR Customs transit procedure at the national level
Website:
http://www.unece.org/trans/bcf/wp30/wp30-agenda.htm

2-5 Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear
Focal point: Antony Lagrange
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 4031
E-mail: antony.lagrange [at] unece.org

Room V.
As a subsidiary body of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) will resume, during its 67th session, the consideration of a range of items proposed to improve regulatory provisions concerning vehicle braking systems, vehicle handling and stability, steering equipment, mechanical couplings, vehicle tyres and tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).  The proposals, listed in the agenda, refer to all categories of vehicles, including motorcycles, agricultural tractors, buses and trucks.
Website: select GRRF in
http://www.unece.org/trans/main/welcwp29.htm

4

Administrative Committee for the TIR Convention 1975
Focal point: Konstantin Glukhenkiy
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 1531
E-mail: wp.30@unece.org

Room VII.
The TIR Administrative Committee, the highest administrative organ representing all 68 Contracting Parties to the TIR Convention, is convened at least twice a year and is serviced by the ECE secretariat. At its forthcoming session, the Committee will review the activities and administration of its executive organ, the TIR Executive Board (TIRExB), provide guidance for all work to be undertaken under the TIR revision process and adopt amendment proposals and comments to the text of the TIR Convention, 1975.
Website:  
http://www.unece.org/trans/bcf/ac2/ac2-agenda.html

10-12

Working Party on the Standardization of Technical and Safety Requirements in Inland Navigation
Focal point: Viatcheslav Novikov
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2660

E-mail: viatcheslav.novikov [at] unece.org

Room: V.
At its thirty-sixth session the Working Party will discuss the implementation of the revised European Code for Inland Waterways (CEVNI).
The Working Party will also consider amendment proposals to the resolutions on technical requirements for inland navigation vessels, passenger vessels carrying disabled persons, international certificate for operators of pleasure craft and on international standards for notices to skippers and for electronic ship reporting in inland navigation.
Website:  http://www.unece.org/trans/main/sc3/wp3/wp3doc_2010.html

15(pm)-17

Working Party on Noise
Focal point: Romain Hubert
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2402
E-mail: romain.hubert [at] unece.org

Room VII.
As a subsidiary body of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), the Working Party on Noise (GRB) will resume, during its 51st session, the consideration of a range of items proposed to improve vehicle regulatory provisions concerning noise reduction systems and replacement exhaust silencing systems, including new limit values for sound emissions.
GRB will also consider the influence of road surface on tyre rolling sound emissions, new limit values for motor vehicles sound emissions and the conclusion paper of the 4th International Conference on Environmentally Friendly Vehicles (EFV), held in New Delhi (India) on 23-24 November 2009.  The proposals, listed in the agenda, refer to motorcycles, passenger cars, buses and trucks.  The informal group on Minimum Sound Levels for silent vehicles (MSL) will start its considerations.
Website: select GRB in http://www.unece.org/trans/main/welcwp29.htm

16-17(am)

Workshop on Reporting under the Protocol on Water and Health
Focal point: Tomasz Juszczak
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2440
E-mail: protocol.water_health@unece.org

Room V.
The workshop aims to support Parties and non-Parties in the preparation of their national summary reports on the progress achieved under the Protocol on Water and Health that should be submitted by 31 March 2010. Summary reports will be circulated to all Parties and will provide an important input to the second session of the Meeting of the Parties (23-25 November 2010), and for the programme of work for 2011-2013.
Website:  http://www.unece.org/env/water/meetings/reporting_workshop.html

17(pm)-18

Task Force on Indicators and Reporting
Focal point: Tomasz Juszczak
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2440
E-mail: protocol.water_health@unece.org

Room V.
The Task Force will review the results of the workshop on reporting and will agree on how to finalize its current workplan – in particular the preparation of the Guidelines on setting targets, evaluation of progress and reporting and the guidelines on summary report with a view to their adoption at the second session of the Meeting of the Parties (23-25 November 2010). Moreover the Task Force will discuss its draft future workplan for 2011-2013.

Website: http://www.unece.org/env/water/meetings/documents_TFIR.htm
22 (pm)

Bureau of the Inland Transport Committee
Focal point: Michalis P. Adamantiadis
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 1128

E-mail: michalis.adamantiadis [at] unece.org

Website:  http://www.unece.org/trans/main/itc/itc.html

22-23

Bureaux of Timber Committee and European Forestry Commission, with Working Party on Mountain Watersheds
Focal point:  Ed Pepke
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2872
E-mail:  ed.pepke [at] unece.org

Room XV.
The Bureaux of the Timber Committee and the European Forestry Commission (EFC) meet annually to review implementation of their Integrated Programme of Work on Timber and Forests, and to plan their forthcoming meetings. This meeting will occur with the EFC’s Working Party on Mountain Watersheds to focus on its work.

Website: http://timber.unece.org/index.php?id=124
22-24 (am)

Task Force on Integrated Assessment Modelling
Focal point: Catherine Masson /
                      Matti Johansson
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2356

E-mail: catherine.masson [at] unece.org

Room VIII.
Website: http://unece.org/env/lrtap/TaskForce/tfiam/meetings.htm

23-25

Implementation Committee (Espoo Convention)
Focal point: Nick Bonvoisin
Phone: +41 (0) 22  917 1193

E-mail: nicholas.bonvoisin [at] unece.org

Room V.
The Implementation Committee’s objective is to review compliance by the Parties with their obligations under the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention), with a view to assisting them fully to meet their commitments.
In this session, the Committee will review the Government of Ukraine's strategy to implement fully the Convention, as well as the Government of Armenia's report on actions taken to implement recommendations of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention. The Committee expects to finalize its findings and recommendations further to a submission by Ukraine expressing concerns about Romania’s compliance with its obligations under the Convention.
In addition, the Committee will consider replies received from a number of Parties regarding specific compliance issues, in response to enquiries sent on behalf of the Committee. Finally, if time allows, the Committee may examine any other compliance matter of which it may become aware.

Website: http://www.unece.org/env/eia/implementation/implementation_committee.htm
23-25

Inland Transport Committee (72nd session)
Focal point: Michalis P. Adamantiadis
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 1128

E-mail: michalis.adamantiadis [at] unece.org

Room XII.
The 72nd annual session of the Inland Transport Committee will review the Transport Division’s body of work and decide on the steps ahead. Issues to be addressed at the 72nd session include developing Euro-Asian transport links; hinterland connections of seaports; border crossing facilitation; road-rail-inland water-and intermodal transport; road traffic safety; vehicle regulations; transport of dangerous goods and perishable foodstuffs; inland transport security; global warming and transport; intelligent transport systems; promotion of sustainable transport; and operational activities/assistance to countries with economies in transition. A special high-level policy segment on inland water transport will take place in the afternoon of 23 February 2010.

Website: http://www.unece.org/trans/main/itc/itc.html
23 (pm)

High-level Policy Segment of the Inland Transport Committee: Sustainable Transport Development: The Case of Inland Water Transport
Focal point: Martin Magold
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2453

E-mail:   martin.magold [at] unece.org

Room XII.
The 2010 high-level Policy Segment of the Inland Transport Committee, organized on the occasion of the 72nd session of the Committee, will include keynote speeches and presentations of UNECE member States, European Union, river commissions, inland ports and representative of the shipping industry. The policy segment will be concluded by a panel discussion on the competitiveness of inland water transport in the context of global supply chains.

Website: http://www.unece.org/trans/events/2010/inlandtransport_2010.html
24
New York

Bureau of Conference of European Statisticians
Focal point:  Tiina Luige
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 1097
E-mail:   tiina.luige [at] unece.org

The Bureau meeting will focus on the preparation of the Conference of European Statisticians’ plenary session in June 2010.
Website: http://www.unece.org/stats/archive/00.0x.e.htm

24-25

MCPFE Working Group on legally binding agreement on forests in Europe
Focal point: Ed Pepke
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2872
E-mail:  ed.pepke [at] unece.org

Room XI.
The Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe is considering the evolution into a legally binding agreement, perhaps implemented by a convention. More information on the MCPFE at: www.mcpfe.org

Website: http://timber.unece.org/index.php?id=124
24 (pm)-26

Extended Bureau meeting of the Working Group on Effects
Focal point: Catherine Masson /
Matti Johansson
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2356
E-mail: catherine.masson [at] unece.org

Room VIII.
Website:  http://unece.org/env/lrtap/WorkingGroups/wge/documents.htm

26 (am)

Executive Committee
Focal point: Parisudhi Kalampasut
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 1045
E-mail: excom@unece.org

Room XI.
Website: http://www.unece.org/commission/EXCOM/welcome.htm

26

Ad Hoc Group of Experts for Implementation of the Digital Tachograph by non-EU Contracting Parties to AETR
Focal point: Virginia Tanase
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 3259
E-mail: virginia.tanase [at] unece.org

Room XII.

     
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Watford, United Kingdom

International Cooperative Programme (ICP) on Materials, 26th Task Force meeting
Focal point:  Matti Johansson
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2358
E-mail: air.env@unece.org

 

The meeting reviews the effects of air pollution on materials, including historic and cultural monuments, in particular widening the scope to activities outside ECE region. This ICP operates under the Working Group on Effects of the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP).

Website: http://www.corr-institute.se/ICP-Materials/

12-13

Bootle, United Kingdom

Working Group on Implementation under the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (13th meeting)
Focal point: Lukasz Wyrowski
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 4053
E-mail:  Lukasz.wyrowski [at] unece.org

 

At its 13th meeting the Working Group on Implementation (WGI), the body responsible to monitor the implementation of the Convention by Parties, will:

  • Review the reports received by Parties and by other UNECE countries (especially those participating in the Assistance Programme);
  • Draw conclusions and recommendations to the Conference of the Parties on the implementation of the Convention.

Website: http://www.unece.org/env/teia/welcome.html

12-15

Working Group on Strategies and Review
Focal point: Tea Aulavuo
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 1723
E-mail:  tea.aulavuo [at] unece.org

VII

The Working Group will continue discussing options for revising the Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone (the Gothenburg Protocol) as well as start negotiations on options for revising the Protocol on Heavy Metals to the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution.
It will also assess progress in the implementation of the Action Plan for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
Website: http://www.unece.org/env/lrtap/WorkingGroups/wgs/docs46th%20session.htm

14
Istanbul, Turkey

Gas Centre Task Force on the Implementation of the EU Gas Directives

Focal point:  Tans van Kleef
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2443
E-mail:   tans.van-kleef [at] unece.org

 

Website: www.gascentre.unece.org

14-16

Joint ECE/Eurostat Work Session on Migration Statistics
Focal point: Paolo Valente
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 3306
E-mail: paolo.valente [at] unece.org

XI

The main purpose of the Work Session is to allow countries exchange experiences on the methods and techniques used for the collection, processing and dissemination of data related to international migration statistics, and to facilitate progress by countries towards improved production and comparability of international migration statistics.

Website: http://www.unece.org/stats/documents/2010.04.migration.htm
15-16

Legal Board under Water Convention, 7th meeting
Focal point: Francesca Bernardini
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2463
E-mail: francesca.bernardini [at] unece.org

VIII

The Legal Board will discuss possible options and prepare a proposal on an institutional and procedural mechanism to facilitate and support implementation and compliance with the Convention.
It will also discuss the modalities to prepare a preliminary study on the application of the principles of the Convention to transboundary groundwaters.
Website: http://www.unece.org/env/water/meetings/legal_board/legal_board.htm

19(pm)

Extraordinary Meeting of Parties to the Convention & EU Meeting
Focal point: Jeremy Wates
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2384    
E-mailpublic.participation@unece.org

XII

Website: http://www.unece.org/env/pp/emop2010.htm
19-21 Energy Efficiency 21 Project meetings    
19

Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation
Focal point: Oleg Dzioubinski
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2360
E-mailfeei@unece.org

VII

The 15th session of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts will review recent developments of the project “Financing Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation” and progress in implementation of the project contracts and grants.
It will also discuss the outcome of the Regional Analysis of Policy Reforms to Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments, as well as preparations for the Energy Efficiency Forum and the Workshop on Investments in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in June 2010.

Website: http://www.unece.org/energy/se/docs/eneffadhoc15.html
20

Group of Experts on Global Energy Efficiency 21 (GEE21)
Focal point:  Brinda Wachs
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2452
E-mail: brinda.wachs [at] unece.org

VII

The first meeting of the Group of Experts on Global Energy Efficiency 21 will be held back-to-back with the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Financing Energy Efficiency Investments and the Steering Committee of the Energy Efficiency 21 Project (EE21). As the governing body of the Global Energy Efficiency 21 Project, the Expert Group will explore how the experience of national and international energy efficiency programmes can be applied with UNECE assistance to and through the other UN Regional Commissions and their member States.
The main objective is to develop a systemic exchange of experience on capacity-building, policy reforms and investment project finance among other regions in order to promote self-financing energy efficiency improvements that raise economic productivity, diminish fuel poverty and reduce environmental pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The first meeting of the Expert Group will elect its officers, agree its programme of work and map out future activities including regional concepts on energy efficiency and renewable energies and preparation of a global strategy, drawing on the experiences and case studies from each of the five UN Regional Commissions.

Website:   http://www.unece.org/energy/se/docs/eneff_gee21_ahge1.html
21

Steering Committee of Energy Efficiency 21 Project
Focal point: Oleg Dzioubinski
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2360
E-mail: feei@unece.org

VII

The 21st session of the Steering Committee of the Energy Efficiency 21 (EE21) Project will review developments of the EE21 Project focusing on the outcome of the First session of the Group of Experts on Global Energy Efficiency 21 (GEE21) on 20 April and of the 15th session of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation on 19 April.
Developments in all other subregional, interregional and country-oriented projects and interdivisional cooperation activities will also be reviewed.
The Cooperative Project on Methane Capture and Use: Best Practice Guidance on Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines will be proposed for addition to the current Project Plan for EE21 Project operation (2009-2012).

Website: http://www.unece.org/energy/se/docs/eneff_sc21.html
19-23

Meeting of the Specialized Section on Standardization of Meat
Focal point: Liliana Annovazzi-Jakab
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 1176
E-mail:  liliana.annovazzi-jakab [at] unece.org

V Website: http://www.unece.org/trade/agr/welcome.htm

19-23

Paris

 

 

 
19-21

Workshop of the Coordination Centre for Effects (CCE), 20th meeting
Focal point:  Matti Johansson
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2358
E-mail: air.env@unece.org

 

The workshop discusses the results of the call for data, in particular on progress in the assessment of nitrogen effects on European nature. CCE operates for ICP Modelling and Mapping under the Working Group on Effects of the LRTAP Convention.

Website: http://www.rivm.nl/cce/
22-23

ICP Modelling and Mapping,
26th Task Force meeting
Focal point:  Matti Johansson
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2358
E-mail: air.env@unece.org

 

The meeting reviews the recent activities on the modelling and mapping of critical levels and loads and air pollution effects, risks and trends, with particular emphasis on the dynamic modelling of changes in plant biodiversity.
Website: http://www.icpmapping.org/

20(pm)-21

Informal Group on Regulation No. 41
Focal point: Romain Hubert
Phone: +41 (0)22 9172402

E-mail:  romain.hubert [at] unece.org

II

As a subsidiary body of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), the Working Party on Noise (GRB) informal group on Regulation No. 41 will resume consideration of a range of items proposed to improve regulatory provisions concerning noise reduction systems and replacement exhaust silencing systems of motorcycles, including new limit values for sound emissions.
Website: select GRB in http://www.unece.org/trans/main/welcwp29.htm

20-22 Meeting of Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers    
20
(13:15)

Meeting of Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers - Side Event
Focal point: Jeremy Wates
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2384

E-mailpublic.participation@unece.org
S4

Website: http://www.unece.org/env/pp/mopp1.htm

20
(18:15)

Meeting of Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers - Side Event
Focal point: Jeremy Wates
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2384

E-mailpublic.participation@unece.org
S4

Website: http://www.unece.org/env/pp/mopp1.htm

20-22

Meeting of Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers
Focal point: Jeremy Wates
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2384

E-mailpublic.participation@unece.org
XII Website: http://www.unece.org/env/pp/mopp1.htm
21
(13:15)

Meeting of Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers - Side Event
Focal point: Jeremy Wates
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2384
E-mailpublic.participation@unece.org

S4 Website: http://www.unece.org/env/pp/mopp1.htm
22
(13:15)

Meeting of Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers - Side Event
Focal point: Jeremy Wates
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 2384
E-mailpublic.participation@unece.org

S4

Website: http://www.unece.org/env/pp/mopp1.htm

20-22
Cape Town, South Africa

International Harmonization Workshop on Commercial Quality Standards for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables for Countries of Africa
Focal point: Serguei Malanitchev
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 4146
E-mail:  serguei.malanitchev [at] unece.org

 

Website: http://www.unece.org/trade/agr/welcome.htm

20-22
Almaty

Second Meeting of the EC-IFAS Working Group on Strengthening Institutional and Legal Frameworks  and Aral Sea Basin Programme – 3
Focal point: Marton Krasznai
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2760

E-mail: marton.krasznai [at] unece.org
 

The Working Group convened by the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (EC-IFAS) will discuss possible options to strengthen legal frameworks and institutions for regional water cooperation in Central Asia, as well as progress in developing the third Aral Sea Basin Programme for 2011-2015.
The Working Group will be followed by the Donors Coordination Meeting on 22 April.

Website: http://www.unece.org/env/water/cadialogue/cadwelcome.htm
22-23

Working Party on Road Transport – Extraordinary session
Focal point: Virginia Tanase
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 3259
E-mail: virginia.tanase@unece.org

VIII

Website: http://www.unece.org/trans/main/sc1/sc1.html
26-27

Meeting on Public Participation in International Forums
Focal point: Fiona Marshall
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 4226

E-mail:   fiona.marshall [at] unece.org
VIII

Website: http://www.unece.org/env/pp/ppif.htm

26-27

Bonn, Germany

Joint Task Force on the Health Aspects of Air Pollution, 13th meeting
Focal point:  Matti Johansson
Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2358
E-mail: air.env@unece.org

 

The meeting will assess recent research on health impacts of particulate matter and ozone, and evaluate the status of the monitoring and modelling of health effects of air pollution. This Task Force, operating under the Working Group on Effects of the LRTAP Convention, is jointly set up by the Convention and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Website: http://www.euro.who.int/air/activities/20030528_4
26-29
Rep. of Korea

Meeting on the Management of Statistical Information Systems
Focal point: Steven Vale
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 3285

E-mail:  steven.vale [at] unece.org

 

This meeting will consider developments in the field of statistical information technology. It will provide a forum for the exchange of information and experiences and a showcase for innovative solutions.
A specific theme of this meeting will be the computing systems and infrastructures developed for the 2010/11 round of population censuses.
Website: http://www.unece.org/stats/documents/2010.04.msis.htm

26-29

Group of Experts on National Accounts
Focal point: Tihomira Dimova
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 1906
E-mail: tihomira.dimova [at] unece.org

VII

The meeting will include three modules.
The first module, special sessions for economies in transition, will focus on the implementation of the 2008 SNA in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia and in South-East Europe countries.
The second module will address users’ needs emerging from recent economic developments. Sustainable economic development and the economic and financial crisis have underlined the need of statistics on national wealth. The following three topics would be discussed: National accounts and natural resources; Financial accounts and balance sheets; and Measuring and recording of pensions.
The third module will be devoted to the impact of globalization on national accounts. The meeting will review the first draft of a publication dealing with the distortions in the compilation of national accounts and related source statistics caused by the globalization of economies and making proposals on how to deal with these distortions and improve the quality of national accounts.

Website: http://www.unece.org/stats/documents/2010.04.sna.htm
26-30 Gender Statistics meetings    
26-28

Work Session on Gender Statistics
Focal point: Tiina Luige
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 1097
E-mail:  tiina.luige [at] unece.org

Work Session on Gender Statistics
Focal point: Tiina Luige
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 1097
E-mail:  tiina.luige [at] unece.org

The purpose of the meeting is to facilitate the exchange of experiences among countries on gender statistics. The meeting will focus on gender analysis of key census topics, gender differences in economic security (gender pay gap, women entrepreneurship, gender statistics in economic downturn), and emerging issues in gender statistics (including measuring violence against women, time-use surveys, and using innovative tools for dissemination)

Website: http://www.unece.org/stats/documents/2010.04.gender.htm
       
       
       
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Not an official record; for information only.      Unless otherwise specified, meetings are held in the Palais des Nations, Geneva.