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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, Interim Convener of the Maintenance Team)
    • The issues raised by France
      Merging of localities into one (Jean-Baptiste Receveur, Representative of the 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 




    Minutes of the Ad Hoc Maintenance policy Meeting