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About the Bureau

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 special session (April 2022), the Committee elected the following members for the 2023-2024 term of office: 

Ms. Hannie Meesters (the Netherlands)

Mr. Regis Farret (France)
Mr. Antonio Erario (Italy)
Ms. Renata Rychter (Poland)
Mr. Roman Symonenko (Ukraine)

Mr. Kristof Schockaert (Belgium)
Mr. Arne Zielonka (Germany)
Ms. Eliane Massera (Switzerland)
Ms. Jane Peters (United Kingdom)
Ms. Julie Abraham (United States of America)

The European Commission has a standing invitation to attend sessions of the Bureau as observer.