PARIS21 held its Second Interim Steering Committee Meeting on 14 June 2001 in Geneva. The meeting agreed on the goals and modalities of PARIS21 and on light governance arrangements that will be separate from the governance of Trust Funds set up to finance PARIS21 inspired activities. There was recognition of the need for greater national government commitment and less dependence on external funding. The Secretariat will remain in Paris for the foreseeable future but there will be closer links to the UN. Task teams will be put on a firmer footing with report, plans and budgets put to Steering Committee and annual Consortium meetings. The process will be evaluated in 2003, with an interim review in 2002.
PARIS21 Board/Steering Committee Meeting
14 June 2001