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2022 Meeting - UN/LOCODE Advisory Group

28 June (14:00) - 29 June (17:00) 2022
Hybrid meeting, H-307-2 Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland


The “United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations” (UN/LOCODE) is an international standard to identify locations uniquely and unambiguously. It is widely used in the trade community and other areas, such as sustainable fishery, maritime security and environmental protection.  UN/LOCODE is managed and maintained by UNECE with the support of the UN/LOCODE Advisory Group. 

Aiming at a better service to the UN/LOCODE user community and the sustainable development of UN/LOCODE, the UNECE secretariat strives to meet growing demands with limited resources.  The UN/LOCODE Advisory Group meets once per year. 

28 June 2022 - 14:00-17:00hrs

The meeting of the 28 June will convene the full Advisory Group and will follow-up on the recent developments related to UN/LOCODE, including:

  • Appointments of Chair and Vice-Chair of the UN/LOCODE Advisory Group, Convenor for its subgroup: the UN/LOCODE Maintenance Team
  • Approval of the Programme of Work 2022-2023
  • Potential enlargement of the use of UN/LOCODE
  • UN/LOCODE maintenance issues
Target Audience

The UN/LOCODE Advisory Group members: representatives of the UN/LOCODE user community, UN/LOCODE Focal Points, and UN/CEFACT experts.

Speakers and Presentations

28 June  2022
29 June 2022
  • Locations with Function “7” 
    Presentation on FPSO (Tiago Spengler, National Focal Point for Brazil)
  • Geo-coordinates of a requested area (Maria Teresa Chavarri, Convener of the Maintenance Team)
  • The issues raised by France
    Merging of localities into one (Jean-Baptiste Receveur, National Focal Point for France) 

28 June 2022 - 14:00-17:00hrs

 Item 1. Adoption of the agenda

    UN/LOCODE-AG/2022/INF.1 - Agenda

 Item 2. Appointments of Officers

 Item 3. Introduction of Experts

 Item 4. Report from the secretariat
   ECE/EX.2022/L.5 - EXCOM Decision on matters relating to UN/CEFACT
           English    French      Russian
   UN/LOCODE-AG/2022/INF.2 - Report on UN/LOCODE

Item 5. New developments and follow-ups

Item 6. UN/LOCODE maintenance

Item 7. Programme of Work for 2022-2023
UN/LOCODE-AG/2022/INF.3 - Approved Programme of Work for 2022-2023

Item 8. Future work

Item 9. Other business

Item 10. Adoption of the decision
UN/LOCODE-AG/2022/INF.4 - Conference report

29 June 2022 - 14:00-17:00hrs


Agenda item 

Introduced by 


14.00 – 14.05 


Chair of AG

14.05 – 14.10

Welcome Remarks

Convener of MT

14.10 – 14.25 

Tour de table

Convener of MT 

14.25 – 15.05 

Locations with Function “7”


  • Presentation on FPSO 
Tiago Spengler
NFP for Brazil
  • Briefing on locations in international water (“XZ”)
Ashlee Williams
IMO representative

15.05 – 15.30 

Geo-coordinates of a requested area

  • Representative of coordinates of a city or a town
  • Request for more accuracy than minutes, especially for a location on a border

Convener of MT

15.30 – 15.50 

The issues raised by France


  • Merging of localities into one
Jean-Baptiste Receveur
NFP for France
  • Presentation on Fishery ports (TBC)
FAO Representative

15.50– 16:05 

Coffee break 


16.05 – 16.15 

Function “B”

For example: the practice of inputting “Border” in the Column “Remarks” if necessary.


 Convener of MT

16.15 – 16.20


Convener of MT 

16.20 – 17.00 


Convener of MT