The Marrakech Process Advisory Committee was set up wit the main
objectives to provide advice on the development of the 10-Year
Framework of Programmes for SCP (10YFP) and to bring more political
support to the Marrakech Process; as well as to provide expert
advice on the Process activities, support the communication strategy
and assist in securing financial support. The Advisory Committee
includes regional representatives of governments, members of the
Task Forces, business, trade unions, and NGOs. See members of
the Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee was launched in May 2008 in New York at
the margins of the CSD 17. A second meeting was held in October
2008 in Paris.
At the margins of CSD17 and the Advisory Committee held its third
meeting in New York (May 2009).
Two Side Events took place on SCP and the Marrakech Process:
- Sustainable Consumption and Production Towards the CSD18:
Key Programmes for Action, hosted by the Czech Republic.
- SCP towards a Green Economy: How to get there? The contribution
of the 'Marrakech task forces on sustainable consumption and
production' to a Global Green New Deal, hosted by the French
Minutes of the First
meeting and Third
of the Advisory Committee.
The Advisory Committee on the Marrakech Process have the following
- To assist in the development of the 10YFP, giving guidance
to UNEP and UNDESA in this regard and providing feedback and
inputs on draft proposals of the 10 YFP:
-Provide guidance on the development of the 10YFP (e.g. draft,
-Collaborate to find ways and means to support the adoption
and successful launch of the 10YFP at the UN Commission on Sustainable
Development during its 18th and 19th sessions (2010/11).
-Collaborate to find ways and means to effectively engage all
stakeholders globally, SCP networks and initiatives in the development
and future implementation of the proposed 10YFP.
- Provide expert advice to UNEP and UN DESA on other activities
under the Marrakech Process, namely:
-International expert meetings (next in 2010)
-Other partnership initiatives with Governments, Business, NGOs
and other Major Groups.
- Support the dissemination and communication strategy of the
Marrakech Process being developed by UNEP and UNDESA, by:
-Advising on the design and maintenance of dynamic and interactive
mechanisms for information exchange and dissemination among
all partners globally;
-Establishing links to the Marrakech Process website and activities
on their own organizations' websites;
-Offering their networks and channels of communication to disseminate
globally information on the Marrakech Process and its activities
-Provide the Committee with inputs from their global constituents
on matters relating to the Marrakech Process;
-Including the Marrakech Process when relevant and possible
in their national and regional global agendas and events;
-Strengthening the links between the Marrakech Process and other
relevant initiatives, such as international meetings on climate
change (COP13), chemicals (SAICM), biodiversity, etc.
- Assist the Secretariat in efforts to mobilize financial resources
for the various activities being organized under the Marrakech
Process, including future international expert meetings, the
work of the Marrakech Task Forces, and meetings of the Advisory
Role of the Secretariat (UNDESA and UNEP):
The Secretariat's main function is to facilitate and coordinate
the various activities under the Marrakech Process, identifying
synergies and building cooperation at the regional and international
The secretariat is responsible for:
a. Drafting the proposal for a 10YFP. This will be done:
i. Commissioning studies and research to support the development
on the 10YFP.
ii. Consulting and cooperating with the Advisory Committee and
SCP experts, and
iii. Holding consultations at the regional and international level,
including with all key stakeholders.
b. Coordinating the international and regional meetings on the
Marrakech Process (based on available funds and contributions
c. Following-up the work plan derived from the outcomes/recommendations
of the international meetings.
d. Support the work of the Marrakech Task Forces, when requested.
e. Maintain the official websites of the Marrakech Process and
the database of SCP programmes and activities.
f. Facilitate the meetings of the Advisory Committee - calling
for meetings, conference calls, and preparing the minutes in close
cooperation with the co-chairs.
Fourth Advisory Committee Meeting, 27 February 2010 (Bali,