The Working Group on Technical Cooperation (WGTC) was established in 2004 to support the Programme Management Unit in its work, and to increase overall coherence of UNECE's technical cooperation activities. The WGTC comprises the Chief of the Programme Management Unit, all Regional Advisers, focal points from subprogrammes without a Regional Advisers, and a representative of the Executive Office.
The Group has the following functions:
- To exchange information on technical cooperation activities underway, state of implementation, lessons learned and good practices, in particular practices that could be replicated;
- To improve reporting, monitoring and evaluation of UNECE technical cooperation activities;
- To identify opportunities for inter-divisional, cross-sectoral cooperation and possible synergies; and
- To strengthen collaboration with other parts of the UN system along with other international organizations undertaking technical cooperation activities in the UNECE region.
The UNECE Programme Management Unit provides leadership and secretariat support to the work of the UNECE Working Group on Technical Cooperation and ensures follow-up to this work.