|The Forum Management Group was established in September 2004 after a
restructuring of the UN/CEFACT organization in May 2004.
The FMG is directly responsible for the management of the Forum. Its
Executing the programme of work of the Forum approved by the Plenary, ensuring coordination of related work among PGs, preventing any work
duplication among PGs, reporting to the Bureau;
Preparing the UN/CEFACT Forum meetings ;
Developing and maintaining one set of general operational procedures
for the Forum, including PG membership requirements, requirements for
reporting and publishing, actions, voting results and other decisions
and ensuring that these procedures are consistently followed by the
Managing the overall implementation of the Open Development Process
and making recommendations to the Bureau and the Plenary on any
required modifications to those procedures;
Coordinating the provision of resources to the PGs, working in
conjunction with the UNECE secretariat. This includes external
Providing recommendations to the Bureau on the structure of the Forum;
Resolve disputes which may arise within the Forum. Disputes which
cannot be resolved by the FMG are referred to the Bureau.;
Coordination of Forum promotion and communication activities in
cooperation with the Bureau.
UN/CEFACT is in the unique position to create Global eBusiness
standards for the purpose of facilitating trade world wide. In
cooperation with OASIS it has
created the ebXML standard, which is
leading the world into a new era, where business will be done over the
Internet and businesses and governments will collaborate at a higher
level to achieve the largest cost savings.
The FMG is to provide the overall operational management of the
UN/CEFACT Forum and is determined to accelerate delivery of standards
the world is waiting for. The FMG will provide the Project Management
to ensure that new project proposals are assigned to the appropriate
permanent group to prevent duplication. The FMG will launch a
Sponsorship programme to provide for the necessary funding of the work.
FMG membership is comprised of the chairs of the five permanent
UN/CEFACT groups plus two additional members of TBG. The FMG Chair and
Vice-Chair have been elected by the UN/CEFACT Forum.
The semi-annual UN/CEFACT Forum is the concurrent meeting of all
permanent UN/CEFACT Groups at one time in the same location to
facilitate close liaison and full interaction as a single working body.
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