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The Trade programme, implemented by Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, works to develop closer economic relations among member States, as well as to better integrate their economies into the world economy. The trade programme's inter-governmental bodies make policy recommendations, develop standards for use in trade and assist member States in implementing them. These bodies also suggest ways and means of creating legal and administrative frameworks for fostering trade. Work includes a range of activities to assist member States with: trade facilitation; regulatory and standards policy; commercial agricultural standards; and e-business standards.

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The UNECE Secretariat is pleased to announce that Ms. Nancy Norris has been elected by acclamation as the new Chair of UN/CEFACT for the period 2024 - 2026. Ms. Norris, from Canada, served as the UN/CEFACT Vice Chair and is the Senior Director of ESG and Digital Trust at the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation. At the same time, the Secretariat expressed appreciation for the dedication, guidance, and work of the outgoing Chair of UN/CEFACT from the United Kingdom, Ms. Sue Probert

WP.6 will hold its thirty-fourth Annual Session from 26 (pm) to 28 August in Geneva. This meeting will review and endorse the work achieved by all of the subgroups (GRM, ToS-GRS, MARS, START). It will also feature a panel discussion on how quality infrastructure can help to prevent a green and digital divide, identifying capacity development for sustainable trade in developing economies.

2024 UN/LOCODE Advisory Group session has appointed a new Chair and Vice Chair for the term 2024-2025:

  • Chairperson & Convener of the Maintenance Team: Ms. Maria Teresa Chavarri (USA)
  • Vice Chairperson & Convener of the Strategy Team: Mr. Tiago Spengler (Brazil)


Upcoming Events

26 - 28 August, 2024

Palais des Nations
Salle VIII

28 August 2024

Palais des Nations, Salle VIII

28 - 30 August, 2024

Room XXVII, Palais des Nations


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Room XXIV, Palais des Nations,

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H-200, Palais des Nations