Registration for the 18th UN/CEFACT Forum in Geneva from 19 to 23 September 2011 is now officially open.
The 18th session of the UN/CEFACT Forum will be held at the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG) from 19 to 23 September 2011.
Please go to the main site of the Forum (http://live.unece.org/cefact/cf_forums/geneva_2011/index.html) for further information, including details about hotels, visas and other relevant matters.
The Plenary Bureau draws to the attention of UN/CEFACT Experts, Heads of Delegation, and their delegates the critical importance of participation in the forthcoming September Forum in Geneva. It is the first Forum to be organized by the Vice Chairs elected at the 8-9 July 2011 Plenary within the updated mandate, terms of reference and procedures of UN/CEFACT (ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2010/15/Rev.2).
Priorities at the Forum will be:
- Implementing the new organizational structure, which involves Programme Development Areas (PDAs)
- Advancing current projects and domain activities
- Ongoing maintenance tasks (such as UN/EDIFACT Data Maintenance Requests)
- Formulating and approving new projects under the new structure
- Development of the Programme of Work for 2012-2013
- Continuing liaison activities with external organisations
- Implementing Bureau Programme Support (BPS) activities
Participants can contribute to the implementation of the new organisation in many ways and will have opportunities to meet as part of PDAs, within projects and domains as well as helping specifically to facilitate the implementation of the revised structure.
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, inter-governmental 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.
UN/CEFACT supports activities dedicated to improving the ability of business, trade and administrative organizations, from developed, developing and transition economies, to exchange products and relevant services effectively. Its principal focus is on facilitating national and international transactions, through the simplification and harmonization of processes, procedures and information flows, and so contributing to the growth of global commerce.
The UN/CEFACT Forum, held twice a year, is a meeting of UN/CEFACT experts at one time in the same location and facilitates close liaison and full interaction. These UN/CEFACT experts develop trade facilitation Recommendations, eBusiness Standards and their supporting Technical Specifications.
Forum sessions are held bi-annually in different locations throughout the world. Information on previous Forums is available at http://www.unece.org.unecedev.colo.iway.ch/index.php?id=3145
Registration for the Forum is now officially open. Please click the following link to make an online registration.
Participants are invited to indicate their interest in one or more types of activities at the Forum: Programme Development Areas, Projects, Domains and Bureau Programme Support.
The 18th UN/CEFACT Forum is scheduled to be held at the “Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG)” or International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, from 19 - 23 September 2011. The event will be opened at 09:00 hours on Monday, 19 September 2011 and is expected to close in the afternoon of Friday, 23 September 2011.
Forum Week Schedule as .PDF
The schedule is determined for the first day of the Forum and will be adjusted based on the first meetings of each of the PDAs.
Arrangements can be made during Monday’s meetings (and throughout the week) to allocate available space for project and domain meetings.
|Welcome to the UN/CEFACT Forum in Geneva, Switzerland |
19 - 23 September 2011
CICG is in the immediate proximity of the Place des Nations, of major International Organizations and Permanent Missions based in Geneva.
Access map can be downloaded from the following URL: http://www.cicg.ch/en/spaces_cicg_access_map.php
The access is facilitated by good public transport services. The CICG is situated only 5 kilometres away from the international airport and from the Cornavin main railway station, in downtown.
|ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2010/15/Rev.2 - Revised mandate, terms of reference and procedures for UN/CEFACT|
ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2010/24/Rev.1 - Revised open development process
TRADE/R.650/Rev.4/Add.1/Rev.1 - Open Development Process (2005)
|TRADE/R.650/Rev.4/Add.2 - Rules of Procedure of the Bureau (2005)||-||-|
ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2010/20/Rev.1 - Revised UN/CEFACT Intellectual Property Rights Policy (2011)
ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2010/18/Rev.1 - Revised Code of Conduct
|ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2011/CRP.1- Next steps going forward||-||-|
|ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2011/Misc.1 - Decisions made at the 17th Session, 7-8 July 2011||-||-|
ECE/TRADE/CEFACT/2006/5 - Integrated Strategy for UN/CEFACT