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Document reference

CEB/2016/HLCM_PN/20

Date published

13/01/2017

Last updated

13/01/2017

Meeting location

Conclusions of the Twentieth Session of the High Level Committee on Management’s Procurement Network (HLCM PN), UNFCCC, Bonn, 12-14 October 2016. The Session included updates from the Working Groups on Harmonisation, Professional Development and Strategic Vendor Management as well as a status report on the UN Global Marketplace (UNGM) and the projects on Collaborative Procurement of Vehicles, UNGM Strategic Enhancement, Collaborative Procurement of High Value Commodities and Update of the UN Procurement Practitioner’s Handbook. The following five ‘Show and Tell’ interventions were also part of the agenda: (i) UNOPS E-Sourcing, (ii) Influence of Culture in Procurement of International Organisations, (iii) Assessment of Transparency of International Organisations, (iv) An Introduction to the International Organization for Migration, (v) Purchase of Carbon Offsets. In addition, four discussion items were addressed: (i) How can UN Agencies Offering Special Services Compete for UN Business, (ii) Procurement Talent and Development Opportunities, (iii) UN Vendors Unable to Accept the Supplier Code of Conduct, (vi) Registering Gender of Business Owners in UNGM.