Secretariat for the Policy-Making Organs

Secretariat for the Policy-Making Organs

The Secretariat for the Policy-Making Organs facilitates meetings and wider consultations between States Parties and the Technical Secretariat, ensuring substantive and operative support to the policy-making organs and their subsidiary bodies in their decision making processes, including the follow-up and implementation of their decisions. 

In support of this, the Secretariat for the Policy-Making Organs is responsible for the setting of agendas, coordination and meeting support for all scheduled and unscheduled meetings, provision of internal guidance including language and document-processing support to ensure the timely circulation of official-series documents, and provision of reprographic services within the Organisation. 

This Secretariat consists of the Languages Services Branch, the Conference Services Unit, and the Documentation and Reprographic Unit.

Language Services Branch

The Language Services Branch provides the Organisation and its policy-making organs, as well as the Secretariat, with linguistic support (editorial, interpretation, and translation services) to assist in their decision-making processes, as well as in the follow-up and implementation of their decisions.

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