The United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) is a subsidiary, intergovernmental body of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) which serves as a focal point within the United Nations Economic and Social Council for trade facilitation recommendations and electronic business standards. It has global membership and its members are experts from intergovernmental organizations, individual countries' authorities and from the business community.
Ashay, the founder of Pasistence is an expert working with UN/CEFACT in Indian Delegation to UN and working on multiple projects and collaborations. UN/CEFACT experts meet physically in UN/CEFACT Forums, which are held twice a year (one in Geneva and one hosted by a UN member State) in order to coordinate their work. Most of the work is done virtually between Forums. UNECE provides secretarial support to UN/CEFACT in order that the Centre may implement its program of work. Annually, the UN/CEFACT Bureau (acting on behalf of the Plenary) and the UNECE Secretariat plan for the implementation of UN/CEFACT's program of work, considering the resources available from both the United Nations and externally. The technical work of standards development is undertaken by the UN/CEFACT experts.