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United Nations seeks input from IEC

The IEC has been asked to work with the United Nations Economic Commission, to provide industry expertise into its new standards for shell eggs and egg products.

To further strengthen the relationship and communication between our two organisations, Virginia Cram-Martos, a Director within the United Nations, will be attending this year’s London Conference on Tuesday 31st March, when she will be discussing: "United Nations Economic Commission - Standards for shell eggs and egg products".

Virginia is the Director of the Trade Division in the United Nations Economic Commission; her responsibilities include Europe, North America & Canada. She has many years’ experience working in trade issues, particularly those associated with trade facilitation, technical barriers to trade and standardisation issues. In her role in the UN/ECE, Virginia supervises inter-governmental programmes including: trade facilitation; electronic business standards; regulatory harmonization; standards policies; agricultural quality standards; timber markets; and the sustainable management of forests.

She started her career at the UN in 1992 as Coordinator for the development of electronic business standards, and later became Chief of the section responsible for trade policy and governmental cooperation, where she was also responsible for the UNECE work on agricultural quality standards, before becoming Director of the Division. Prior to joining the United Nations, Virginia was the Secretary General of an industry association based in Brussels; before that, she worked for more than 12 years in the private sector in retail and international trading companies.

To hear about these latest U.N. proposals, and have your input, register now for the IEC London Conference.

Posted on: 23 March 2009

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