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COVID-19 advisory

In light of the current situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is reviewing its calendar of meetings.  Guided by the assessments of the World Health Organization and the host country authorities, the respective governing bodies and partner organizations have considered amending the format and conduct of meetings.

As the situation is evolving, delegations are encouraged to consult this page regularly to stay apprised of the latest developments.

Please consult the respective meeting pages for further details and updates.

Please consult the information on COVID-19 for meeting participants here.




12-13 MarchGenevaInformal Working Group on Environmental and Propulsion Performance Requirements of L-category vehicles (EPPR) cancelled
13 March GenevaInformal Working Group on Periodic Technical Inspectioncancelled
16-20 MarchBernJoint Meeting of the RID Committee of Experts and the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (WP.15/AC.1)
30 MarchGenevaInformal Working Group on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG) postponed

30 March-3 April

Geneva(WP.29/GRSG) Working Party on General Safety Provisions (118th session)postponed
7-9 April Geneva

Working Party on the Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs (WP.11)

21-24 April Geneva(WP.29/GRE) Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (83rd session)postponed
13-14 JulyGenevaGroup of Experts on Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Inland Transport (WP.5/GE.3)cancelled


23 March GenevaInternational Day of Forests - Forests and Biodiversitypostponed
new meeting date will be announced shortly
24-25 MarchGeneva42nd Session of the Joint ECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Managementrescheduled to 18-19 June
25 MarchGenevaMeeting of the ECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Sustainable Forest Productspostponed
26 MarchGenevaSeventh meeting of the ECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Products Statisticsrescheduled to 17 June
26 MarchGenevaSixth meeting of the ECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Wood Energypostponed
26 MarchRoom Rhône, International Environment House, GenevaFirst meeting of the ECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Boreal Forestsrescheduled to 17 June

Sustainable energy

23-27 MarchGenevaGlobal methane forumpostponed
23-24 MarchGenevaGroup of experts on coal mine methane postponed 
25 March GenevaUN Task Force on Decarbonized Gases  cancelled
26-27 MarchGenevaGroup of the Experts on Gas, 7th sessionpostponed 


26-27 March LuxembourgJoint Eurostat/UNECE /UN-GGIM: Europe Workshop on Integrating Statistical and Geospatial Datavideoconferencing
1-3 MarchWarsawSprint on Value of Official Statisticspostponed
1-3 AprilWarsawModernization sprint on machine learningvideoconferencing
27-30 AprilGenevaMeeting of the Group of Experts on National Accounts  postponed
24-26 JuneBelgradeModernStats World Workshop cancelled


9-13 MarchGenevaCompliance Committee to the Aarhus Conventionvideoconferencing for non-Geneva based delegates
12-13 MarchTashkentAarhus Convention Round-Tablepostponed
16-19 MarchGenevaImplementation Committee to the Espoo Conventionvideoconferencing for non-Geneva based delegates
18-20 MarchBelgradeSub-Regional Workshop on land use planning and industrial safety for South-Eastern Europepostponed to October
23 MarchParisExecutive Bureau Meeting to the Air Conventionvideoconferencing
24-26 MarchParisEMEP Steering Body and WG on Effects Extended Bureau Meetingvideoconferencing
30-31 MarchGenevaEighth Compliance Committee under the PRTR Protocolvideoconferencing
30-31 MarchGenevaSecond meeting of the Expert Group on the Transboundary Water Allocation Handbookvideoconferencing
1-2 April GenevaGlobal workshop on transboundary agreements  Postponed to July

Economic Cooperation and Trade

16–17 MarchGenevaWP.7 Specialized Section on Seed Potatoespostponed    
23–25 MarchGeneva14th session of CICPPPcancelled
24 MarchGenevaCommittee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private postponed
27 April–1 MayGenevaUN/CEFACT Forumcancelled
4 MayGenevaUN/CEFACT Plenarydownscaled
6-8 MayGenevaInternational PPP Forum CECIpostponed