Within the United Nations framework of the Economic and Social Council, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) serves as the focal point for trade facilitation recommendations and electronic business standards, covering both commercial and government business processes that can foster growth in international trade and related services. In this context, the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) was established, as a subsidiary, intergovernmental body of the UNECE Committee on Trade, mandated to develop a programme of work of global relevance to achieve improved worldwide coordination and cooperation in these areas.
6 July 2015: UNECE Secretariat has released the 2015-1 UN/LOCODE directory.
24 June 2015: The UN/EDIFACT directory version D.15A has been validated by BPS Validation Team and approved by UN/CEFACT Bureau for publication. It is now available in the UN/EDIFACT section of the UN/CEFACT website and can be downloaded from the UN/EDIFACT Directories.
8 June 2015: The UN/CEFACT Bureau has approved the publication of the Core Component Library 15A.