The Interagency GEO Support Group will be established to provide technical support and interagency coordination during the GEO-6 assessment process. The group will comprise of 20-30 experts from UN agencies, funds and programmes and multilateral bodies.
Key roles and responsibilities (Terms of Reference):
- to provide technical support, as required, and exchange views on a regular basis on various aspects of the assessment process;
- facilitate systematic and timely information and data exchange among entities of the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations in support of the GEO assessment;
- initiate and pursue, to the extent possible, cooperation and coordination in the implementation of GEO assessment activities including outreach; and
- identify areas which require enhanced complementarity and synergy as well as those where duplication among existing assessment activities and processes of member agencies should be avoided.