The Inland Transport Committee (ITC) is the highest policy-making body of the UNECE in the field of transport. In the course of the last 60 years, together with its subsidiary bodies, ITC has provided a pan-European intergovernmental forum, where UNECE member countries come together to forge tools for economic cooperation and negotiate and adopt international legal instruments on inland transport. These legal instruments are considered indispensable for developing efficient, harmonized and integrated, safe and sustainable pan-European transport systems.
The Bureau of ITC is mandated to support the good conduct of the ITC annual sessions by means of:
(i) preparation of a well-focused agenda with the definition of objectives and the setting of time-allocation for each item;
(ii) indication of principal topics where decisions are needed;
(iii) delineation of themes of discussion of the session;
(iv) monitoring and evaluation of the work since the previous session;
(v) monitoring and coordination of activities in order to avoid duplication with the work of other relevant organizations; and
(vi) proposing priorities in the programme of work, listing, where possible, various options.
At its seventy-sixth session (February 2014), the Committee elected the following members for the 2014-2015 term of office:
Mr. Jerzy Kleniewski
Ms. Isabelle Paillet
Mr. Sergey Andreev
Mr. Farid Valiyev
Mr. Sergei Dubina
Mr. Kristof Schockaert
Mr. Björn Oriwohl
Mr. Antonio Erario
Mr. Bob Oudshoorn
Ms. Adriana Pacuraru
Mr. Jean-Claude Schneuwly
Mr. Roman Symonenko
Mr. Takhir Aliev
The European Commission has a standing invitation to attend sessions of the Bureau as observer.