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Provision of subject matter expertise on the application of risk management tools in regulatory frameworks supporting SDG14
by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, UNECE GRM (United Nations entity)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), with its expert group UNECE GRM commits to promote, facilitate the use of risk management processes and standards to operationalize ecosystem-based management within a regulatory context.
Progress reports
August 2017
2. Establishment of an initial contact of UNECE GRM with the SDG14 team responsible at UN Global Compact for implementing SDG14.
February 2017
4. 1. Ongoing promotion, distribution and continuous development of the work done by UNECE GRM for the SDG14 pilot at the 20-22 February workshop in Germany. 4.2 6. ICES/UNECE Symposium on Management tools and standards in support of Sustainable Development Goal 14 - 11 October 2018, at Reykjavik, Iceland.
June 2020
1. Establishment of a SDG14-focussed risk management standards Centre of Expertise with the aim of providing advice to interested stakeholders (administrations, local communities, small and medium enterprises, etc.) on the implementation of a risk management approach. The UNECE GRM Group Members mentioned above (see point 4) will be supporting the global SDG14 community through Webex calls and specialized advice on demand. The Center will be launched at a date to be confirmed before June 30, 2020 resources permitting.
October 2018
3. Development of common SDG14-related risk management taxonomy and of practical risk management tools (approaches, methodologies/ frameworks etc.) helping both the scientific community and administrations, communities, and enterprises to making informed decisions. Work to commence in 3Q2017, with concrete outcomes to be presented in the run-up to and during the October 2018 ICES/UNECE Symposium (See deliverable 4.2).
Staff / Technical expertise
UNECE Secretariat to provide staff time and logistical support to the work of the Team of Specialists. Participation in the Team of Specialists will be on a voluntary basis. All members of the Team of Specialists have to be experts of UNECE GRM. ICES netw
Basic information
Time-frame: 2016 May - 2020 June
UNECE GRM, established by the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies in 2010, works towards an improved management of hazards that have the potential to affect the quality of products and services, and/or cause harm or damage to people, the environment, property and immaterial assets. It develops and shares best practice on how risk management tools can support regulatory and managerial activities. Beneficiaries are all countries involved in fisheries.
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Beneficiaries also include organizations involved in regional fisheries management as well as marine planning initiatives
Contact information
Lorenza Jachia, UNECE Focal Point, Disaster Risk Reduction Secretary, Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, lorenza.jachia@unece.org, +41 (0) 22 917 55 93
Geneva, Switzerland
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