United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - Secretariat (UNFCCC)
Convention-cadre des nations unies sur les changements climatiques - Secrétariat (CCNUCC)
1995 Geneva Switzerland
Established as permanent secretariat to T-XT9210 - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), having previously acted as secretariat to U-XE2433 - Climate Convention Information Exchange Programme (CC:INFO) in the run-up to implementing the Convention. Set up by the Conference of the Parties to, and under the terms of, the Convention. Relocated to Bonn (Germany), Aug 1996.
According to Article 8 of the Convention: (a) make arrangements for sessions of the Conference of the Parties and its subsidiary bodies established under the Convention and provide them with services as required; (b) compile and transmit reports submitted to it; (c) facilitate assistance to the Parties, particularly developing countries, on request, in compilation and communication of information required in accordance with the provisions of the Convention; (d) prepare reports on its activities and present them to the Conference of the Parties; (e) ensure the necessary coordination with secretariats of other relevant international bodies; (f) under the overall guidance of the Conference of the Parties, enter into such administrative and contractual arrangements as may be required for the effective discharge of its functions; (g) perform the other secretariat functions specified in the Convention and its protocols and such other functions as may be determined by the Conference of the Parties.
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Institutionally linked to the United Nations and administered under UN rules and regulations. Headed by Executive Secretary, appointed by UN Secretary-General in consultation with the Bureau of the Conference of Parties (COP). Secretariat is a neutral body of civil servants responding to COP through the Executive Secretary; work of the Secretariat is guided by Bureaux of the Convention bodies and includes the following: Executive Division; Legal Affairs Division; Intergovernmental Support and Collective Progress Division; Adaptation Division; Conference Affairs Division; Administrative Services, Human Resources, and Information and Communication Technology Division; Communications and Engagement Division; Operations Coordination; Means of Implementation Division; Mitigation Division; Transparency Division.
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