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               UN/CEFACT Report




              UNECE Committee on Trade 15 June 2011   1
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                                                 UN/CEFACT 15th
                                                 Plenary Session




The 15th UN/CEFACT Plenary was held at the Palais
des Nations, Geneva from 9 – 12 November 2009.

The Plenary Report is document:

ECE/TRADE//C/CEFACT/2008/9




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                                                 UN/CEFACT 16th
                                                 Plenary Session




The 16th UN/CEFACT Plenary was held at the Palais
des Nations, Geneva from 8 – 10 December 2010.

The Plenary Report is document:

ECE/TRADE//C/CEFACT/2010/4




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                                                      EXCOM
                                                  Recommendations




The UNECE Executive Committee’s recommendations
concerning UN/CEFACT and progress on their
implementation were discussed extensively during
2009/2010 and UN/CEFACT reported on progress at
the 16th UN/CEFACT Plenary in December 2010 and at
the EXCOM session on 16 December 2010. EXCOM
invited UN/CEFACT to report back in July 2011
following the 17th UN/CEFACT Plenary session.

The document references are given under agenda item 7a


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                                               Going forward within
                                                  UN framework




In looking to the way forward, the UN/CEFACT Bureau,
on behalf of the Plenary, starts from UN/CEFACT‘s
mandate as an intergovernmental body within the
framework of the United Nations.

The diagrams that follow illustrate the cascade of
organisational arrangements relating to this framework.




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                                                            UN Framework

                               UNITED NATIONS

                                     GENERAL ASSEMBLY



                            ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL



                                ECONOMIC COMMISSION
                                      FOR EUROPE
                                 (Executive Committee)


                                    COMMITTEE ON TRADE




                            CENTRE FOR TRADE FACILITATION
                              AND ELECTRONIC BUSINESS
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                                          Mandate


• Intergovernmental
• Public-private sector collaboration
• Global remit
• Multidisciplinary
• Consensus-driven
• Trade Facilitation Recommendations & eBusiness
  Standards development
• Real-world solutions-oriented
• Free to participate / to use outcomes


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                                          Stakeholders



•   Public sector
•   Private sector
•   Standards development organisations
•   International organisations
•   Others




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                                           Drivers for Change



• Recommendations from UNECE Executive Committee
• Requirement to review permanent group mandates
• More timely availability of deliverables
• Opportunities to benefit from stakeholder
  developments in other institutions and to extend
  collaboration
• Outreach to stakeholders / questionnaires
• Gap analyses
• Maturity of experience / lessons learned
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                                             Themes going forward


               Main themes in going forward
•   Outreach and meeting strategic stakeholder needs
•   Reducing duplication of effort
•   Creating value-added benefits through specialisation
•   Fewer layers of management
•   Encouraging cross-domain initiatives
•   Preventing resource-gridlock
•   Improving timeliness of deliverables
•   Addressing communication challenges
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                                         Impact of consultations

Following inputs and consultations since the 17th
UN/CEFACT Forum in Geneva, the Bureau's proposal
for change continues to focus on a streamlined
management structure, greater engagement and
outreach with other institutions and experts and more
procedural flexibility to achieve more timely completion
of deliverables.

Steps have also been taken to follow up on Forum
discussions by showing more fully the ways in which
continuity of domain expertise can be addressed.

Essentially the Plenary Bureau takes a more active and
continuous role in formulating and addressing:
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                                             Plenary Bureau focal points



•   UN/CEFACT‘s Plenary-approved Programme of Work (PoW)

•   Projects approved by the Plenary Bureau within the PoW that
    follow:
     The Open Development Process (revised proposal)
     Including the three-country rule indicating member State
      support

    • More specifically, this involves two key focal points for activities
      with experts:
     Programme Development Areas which prepare the
      groundwork for the programme of work, by identifying strategic
      requirements of stakeholders & formulating coherent sets of
      related project proposals
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                                                                             R.650 Rev. 4 Structure
                                              UN/CEFACT Plenary

                                                Plenary Chair
                                                ___________________

                                                Bureau

  UNECE                                                                                        Regional
  Secretariat                                                                                 Rapporteurs

                                                 FMG

                                                 Forum
                                                 Management                 UN/CEFACT Forum
                                                 Group




International Trade
                         Applied Technology       Information Content       Techniques and
and Business                                                                                        Legal Group
                         Group                     Management Group         Methodologies Group
Processes Group



Domains: Accounting & Audit - Agriculture - Architecture, Engineering & Construction - Business Process Analysis - Customs -
         eGovernment - Electronic Trade Documents - Environmental Management - Finance - Harmonization - Health Care -
         Insurance - International Trade Procedures - Supply Chain - Transport - Travel, Tourism and Leisure
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                                                           Document 15 Structure



                                            PLENARY
                                              ----------
                                          Plenary Bureau
Regional Rapporteurs




                         Teams of
                           Teams of                              Project Teams
                        Specialists                                Project Teams
                             Teams of
                          Specialists
                               Teams of
                               Programme                             Project Teams
                            Specialists                                Project Teams
                              Specialists
                              Development                              Project Teams
                                  Areas

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                                                              Programmme of Work


                                             Plenary
                                               ----------
Regional Rapporteurs                       Plenary Bureau




                                          Programme of Work




                        Teams of
                          Teams of                             Project Teams
                       Specialists                               Project Teams
                            Teams of
                         Specialists
                              Teams of
                              Programme                            Project Teams
                           Specialists                               Project Teams
                             Specialists
                             Development                                Project Teams
                                  Areas

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                                          Experts, Domains
                                           and Leadership

Three additional features of the new framework foster continuity of
domain communities in which experts collaborate and support the
Programme of Work:

• Roster of Experts

• Registry of Domains and Domain Coordinators

• Bureau Programme Support




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                         Registry of Domains
                      Business                             Technical

               Accounting & Audit                     Audit / Validation
               Agriculture                            Business Process Modelling
               Customs                                Communication
               Environmental Management               Harmonisation
               Finance/Payments                       Legal
               Government                             Library maintenance
               Health Care                            Library production
               Insurance                              Methodology
               International Trade Procedures         Publications
               Procurement                            UN/EDIFACT
               Supply Chain Management                XML
               Transport
               Travel/Tourism
This is the initial Registry of Domains of June 2011 announced by the Bureau as a key element in
providing continuity of domain communities of experts. It will also facilitate support for the Programme
Development Areas, consideration of new projects, communication of domain requirements and liaison.
Domain Coordinators are confirmed by the Bureau and serve as key focal points for leading domain
consideration of issues and outreach to potential new participants.
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                            Roster of Experts

The Roster* facilitates transparency of those participating in the work
of UN/CEFACT and identifies experts interested in collaboration in
Domains and in skills for supporting various activities in Programme
Development Areas, Project Teams and Bureau Programme Support:

                    • Alphabetical

                    • Country / NGO / International Organisation

                    • Skill




  * Volunteer experts are nominated by Plenary Heads of Delegation and are invited
   to be listed in the Roster of Experts, which contains information in order to
   facilitate awareness of their skills, without endorsement by UN/CEFACT or UNECE.

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             Bureau Programme Support

Designated pool of experts volunteering to support the Plenary Bureau Vice
Chairs in a range of “as needed” tasks relating to the Programme of Work:

     •   programme of work coordination
     •   project monitoring
     •   audit / validation
     •   directories
     •   core component harmonization and maintenance
     •   syntax development and maintenance (UN/EDIFACT and XML)
     •   conformance
     •   legal issues
     •   communication
     •   events
     •   liaison

Many of these tasks are short-term in duration and involve following
documented guidelines and checklists.

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 PROGRAMME OF WORK

PROGRAMME
DEVELOPMENT    PROJECT TEAMS
   AREAS


 REGISTRY OF     ROSTER OF
  DOMAINS         EXPERTS


Bureau Programme Support       21
 PROGRAMME OF WORK

PROGRAMME
DEVELOPMENT    PROJECT TEAMS
   AREAS


 REGISTRY OF     ROSTER OF
  DOMAINS         EXPERTS


Bureau Programme Support
              PROGRAMME OF WORK


             UNECE Recommendations
ADVANCE
   &                                           BUREAU
MAINTAIN   UN/CEFACT Business Standards      PROGRAMME
                                               SUPPORT
           UN/CEFACT Technical Standards

                            PROGRAMME
                         DEVELOPMENT AREAS

           PROJECT
                              DOMAINS
            TEAMS
                              EXPERTS




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                                         PROGRAMME OF WORK


              PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT AREAS                            PROJECT TEAMS


                                  DOMAIN COORDINATORS AND EXPERTS



                                                Volunteer
                                                Experts
 Vice
Chairs
                                            ROSTER OF EXPERTS


                                                Volunteer
                                                Experts


                                     BUREAU PROGRAMME SUPPORT

         TASKS: Work Programme Coherence and Coordination, Project Monitoring, Harmonisation,
             Core Component Library, Audit/Quality, Maintenance, Schema development and
          maintenance, Directories, Legal, Communication (external/internal), Marketing , Events,
                                    Liaison, Training / Capacity Building
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                                           EXAMPLE


    Example set of Programme Development Areas

•Focuses on how transitional arrangements could map to
current groups and projects.

•Developed following discussions during and since the 17th
UN/CEFACT Forum in Geneva in September 2010, the
Global Meeting of Experts held in McLean, Va, USA in
March 2011 and ongoing discussions within the
UN/CEFACT Bureau and Transition Team


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                                                    Document 15 Structure



                                            PLENARY
                                              ----------
                                          Plenary Bureau
Regional Rapporteurs




                         Teams of
                           Teams of                        Project Teams
                        Specialists                          Project Teams
                             Teams of
                          Specialists
                               Teams of
                               Programme                       Project Teams
                            Specialists                          Project Teams
                              Specialists
                              Development                        Project Teams
                                  Areas

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                                                                Envisaged Initial Framework

                                                                                        Methodology and Technology
Methodology and Technology                     Plenary                                •Development methodology
                                                 ----------                           •Maintenance of technological specifications
                                                                                      •Document flow ommendation
                                             Plenary Bureau                                    and design
                                                                                      NamingSectoral rules
           Sectoral                                                                   •Validation techniques
                                                                                 •Small Scale Lodging House Information
                                                                                 •Small Scale Lodging House Travel Product
                                                                                   Information Process
                                                                                         Regulatory
                                                                                 •Cattle Registration Information Exchange
                                                                                •eCert
                                                                                 •Livestock Life Record
           Regulatory                        Programme of                       •Cattle Registration
                                                                                 •EDI of Agronomical Observations Report
                                                                                •Electronic Data Exchange Proxy
                                                 Work                            •eArchiving
                                                                                •MSDS
                                                                                 •eDAPLOS
                                                                                •GHS     Supply Chain
            Supply Chain                                                        •REACH
                                                                        •Cross Industry Catalog
                                                                                •Dangerous Goods Declaration
                                                                        •Cross Industry Invoice
                                                                        •Cross Industry Ordering
                                                                      Trade and Transport Facilitation
                                                                        •Cross Industry Scheduling
                                                              •Trade Facilitation Implementation Guide
                                                                        •Cross Industry Delivery
      Trade and Transport Facilitation                                   Trade Industry Quotation
                                                              •Annex to •Cross Recommendation 6
                                                              •Revision of Trade Recommendation 11
                                                                        •Market Research Information
                                                              •Revision of Trade Recommendation 12
                                                                        •eTendering
                                                              •Trade Recommendation 34 and Cost Performance
                                                                        •Project Schedule
                                                              •Trade Recommendation 35
                                                                        Management
                                                              •Trade Recommendation 36 Execution Management
                                                                        •Contract Financial
                                                              •Consultation Models for Public and Private Sector
                                                                        •Public Electronic Procurement
                                                              Consultation
                                                              •Business Process Analysis
                                                              •International Supply Chain Reference Model



       Programme Development Areas                                        Project Teams
                                   PROGRAMME OF WORK

         PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT
                                                   PROJECT TEAMS
                 AREA




                                    •Trade Facilitation Implementation Guide
                                    •Annex to Trade Recommendation 6
                                    •Revision of Trade Recommendation 11
                                    •Revision of Trade Recommendation 12
          Trade and                 •Trade Recommendation 34
                                    •Trade Recommendation 35
Vice      Transport                 •Trade Recommendation 36
                                    •Consultation Models for Public and Private
Chair    Facilitation               Sector Consultation
  1                                 •Business Process Analysis
                                    •International Supply Chain Reference
                                    Model



        Domain support: International Trade Procedures, Customs, Transport,
               Government, Insurance, Business Process Modelling
                                  PROGRAMME OF WORK

        PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT
                                                  PROJECT TEAM
                AREA
                                                        S


                                •Cross Industry Catalog
                                •Cross Industry Invoice
                                •Cross Industry Remittance Advice
                                •Cross Industry Ordering
                                •Cross Industry Scheduling
                                •Cross Industry Delivery
           Supply
Vice                            •Cross Industry Quotation
Chair      Chain                •Market Research Information
                                •eTendering
  2                             •Project Schedule and Cost
                                 Performance Management
                                •Contract Financial Execution Management
                                •Public Electronic Procurement

         Domain support: Supply Chain Management, Procurement,
            Accounting & Audit, Finance/Payments, Insurance,
                         Government, Transport
                                PROGRAMME OF WORK

        PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT
                                                PROJECT TEAMS
                AREA




                                 •eCert
                                 •Cattle Registration
                                 •Electronic Data Exchange Proxy
                                 •MSDS

Vice     Regulatory              •GHS
                                 •REACH
Chair                            •Dangerous Goods Declaration

  3


              Domain support: Customs, Agriculture, Government,
                   Environmental Management, Transport
                               PROGRAMME OF WORK

           PROGRAMME
                                                   PROJECT TEAMS
        DEVELOPMENT AREA




                              •Small Scale Lodging House Information
                              •Small Scale Lodging House Travel
                               Product Information Process
                              •Cattle Registration Information Exchange
                              •Livestock Life Record
Vice      Sectoral            •EDI of Agronomical Observations Report
                              •eArchiving
Chair                         •eDAPLOS
  4



           Domain support: Agriculture, Health Care, Travel/Tourism
                                  PROGRAMME OF WORK


           PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT AREAS                 PROJECT TEAMS




                                     •Development methodology
                                     •Maintenance of technological
                                      specifications
        Methodology                  •Document flow recommendation
Vice                                 Naming and design rules
Chair       and                      •Validation techniques
  5      Technology                  •Conformance




         Domain support: Audit / Validation, Business Process Modelling,
            Harmonisation, Library maintenance, Library production,
                       Methodology, UN/EDIFACT, XML
                      PROGRAMME OF WORK

             BUREAU PROGRAMME SUPPORT

                     Support Services Tasks
                   & Communication Activities
 Vice
Chairs
6&7      Work Programme Coherence and Coordination, Project
         Monitoring, Harmonisation, Core Component Library,
         Audit/Quality, Maintenance, Schema development and
         maintenance,        Directories,      Conformance, Legal,
         Communication (external/internal), Marketing , Events,
         Liaison, Training / Capacity Building
                                                                    UN/CEFACT Plenary
                                                                                                                                   Regional
                                  UNECE
                                                                                 Bureau                                           Rapportuers
                                 Secretariat
                                                                           ___________________
                                                                                  Chair


                                                                             Programme of Work



   Vice Chair             Vice Chair                 Vice Chair                  Vice Chair                  Vice Chair             Vice Chair      Vice Chair



                                           Programme Development Areas                                                              Bureau Programme Support

 Trade and
                                                                                                          Methodology
  Transport             Supply Chain                   Regulatory                   Sectoral
                                                                                                         and Technology
 Facilitation



Domain                   Domain                      Domain                     Domain                    Domain
           Projects                 Projects                    Projects                   Projects                  Projects
Support                  Support                     Support                    Support                   Support
                                                                                                                                        Roster of Experts



                                                   Registry of Domains
Business: Accounting & Audit Agriculture Customs Environmental Management Finance/Payments Government Health Care Insurance
International Trade Procedures Procurement Supply Chain Management Transport Travel/Tourism
Technical: Audit/Validation Business Process Modelling Communication Harmonisation Legal Library Maintenance Library Production
 Methodology Publlications UN/EDIFACT XML
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                                              Timetable & Next Steps

•   December 2010 UN/CEFACT Plenary, Geneva

•   March 2011 Global Meeting of Experts, McLean, Virginia

•   June 2011 UNECE Committee on Trade, Geneva

•   July 2011 17th UN/CEFACT Plenary, Geneva

•   July 2011 UNECE Executive Committee, Geneva

•   September 2011 18th UN/CEFACT Forum, Centre International de
    Conferences, Geneva

•   December 2011 18th UN/CEFACT Plenary, Geneva.
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                                               Communications to HODs

•   May 2011 – Communication to HODs on progress since the Global Meeting
    of Experts in McLean, Va, USA March

•   June 2011 – Communication to HODs in preparation for the 17th
    UN/CEFACT Plenary Session 8/9 July 2011, including:

     –   Further developments during the past month
     –   Draft proposal on the Way Forward
     –   Alternate Framework Proposals
     –   TBG Transition Team Proposals
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                                            Documents for CT Approval



1.15th UN/CEFACT Plenary Report – ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2009/8
2.16th UN/CEFACT Plenary Report – ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT 2010/4
3.UN/CEFACT Programme of Work 2010-2011 –
ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2009/17
4.Extension of the mandate of UN/CEFACT„s Permanent Groups –
ECE/EX/2010/L.9 & EXCOM/CONCL/34
5.Revision of UN/CEFACT„s structure, mandate, terms of reference and
procedures – ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2010/15/Rev.2




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