The UNECE Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies works to lower costs, facilitate trade and improve access to critical technologies, while protecting the health and safety of consumers and workers, and preserving our natural environment, To achieve this goal, the Working Party develops common regulatory frameworks in specific sectors.
It also develops initiatives on cross-cutting issues such as, in particular: market surveillance, and education on standards and standards-related issues, and risk management and disaster risk reduction through implementation of standards and enforcement of regulations.
1-2 December 2015: World Standards Cooperation Workshop on Conformity Assessment: Co-organized by the ISO, IEC and ITU and hosted by the UNECE to discuss how conformity assessment choices can help reduce technical barriers to trade and increase safety and compliance.
27 - 29 October 2015: The Secretary of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies participates in the UN 70 Belarus Express for SDGs Initiative to support the global goals.
21 October 2015: UNECE works in partnership with the E15 initiative of ICTSD and the WEF to promote regulatory cooperation. Read the just-published think piece that offers a a roadmap for countries to enhance regulatory coherence across jurisdictions by engaging in regulatory cooperation.