The first video conference of the full Panel was held on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. The meeting, held virtually due to COVID-19 related restrictions around the world, allowed the Panel members to meet each other, and to take initial steps in organizing their work. The agenda of the meeting included: a review of a background paper drafted by the FACTI Secretariat, organization of work of the panel, and next steps to plan for future work.
The full summary of the meeting is now available.
In the meeting, the following three clusters for the Panel's work were proposed:
Panel members recognized that global governance and issues related to the political economy of reforms are critical; and. Therefore, that they should be mainstreamed in all three clusters.
The Panel agreed on the allocation of clusters among panel members; it was decided that clusters are not mutually exclusive as panel members may opt to work on more than one cluster.
The Panel will engage with stakeholders (Member States, civil society, experts; civil society and experts) during April and May through virtual meetings.