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WP.6

Introduction

The Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6) encourages increased regulatory coherence in specific sectors that have a critical impact on sustainable development and promotes greater resilience to natural and man-made hazards. WP.6 also works to:

  • Promote the use of standards by policy-makers and business as a tool for reducing technical barriers to trade, promote increased resilience to disasters, foster innovation and good governance
  • Advocate the use of standards in the implementation of UN-wide goals, including the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Sendai framework for action 

Key areas of Work


Regulatory
Cooperation


Market
Surveillance


Risk
Management


Education on
Standards


Use of
Standards


Quality
InfraStructure


Gender
Initiative

In Focus

UNECE Portal on Standards for the SDGs

UNECE ‘Portal on Standards for the SDGs’ showcases information on voluntary standards and maps them according to the Goals and Targets of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. At present, the mapping database covers four Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 6; SDG 7; SDG 11; and SDG 13. In addition to the standards database, the portal contains: (i) case studies on how standards have been used as the basis for policy interventions by local and national authorities; (ii) e-learning training courses, covering risk management, conformity assessment and market surveillance (opening first quarter of 2020). As we look to expand the database, the Working Party invites standards developing organizations to submit standards for inclusion.

Media

Check out our videos on Standards for SDGs and Gender Responsive Standards!
Standards for the SDGs Gender responsive standards Signing of the Declaration

News

25 February 2020: Today, we welcome the Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries (SMIIC) and Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (the Brazilian National Standards Organization) as signatories to the Gender Responsive Standards Declaration.

21 February 2020: Today, we welcome the Georgian National Agency for Standards and Metrology (GeoSTM) as a signatory to the Gender Responsive Standards Declaration.

4 February 2020: Today, we welcome the Responsible Jewellery Council as signatory to the Gender Responsive Standards Declaration.

15 January 2020: Today, we welcome Mauritius Standards Bureau as a Signatory to the Gender Responsive Standards Declaration!

18 December 2019: We are proud to issue a detailed report of the 29th Annual Session of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6), which advanced UNECE’S work on Standards for SDGs, Gender Responsive Standards and Education about standardization.

22 November 2019: The 29th Annual Session of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies or WP. 6  concludes with important decisions, i.e. the adoption of a proposal for a common regulatory framework on Cyber-Security; Request for the establishment of Group of Experts on Education on Standards; Support for the development of the Portal on Standards for the SDG.

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Events

02 November 2020
Room IV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

02 to 03 November 2020
Room XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

11 to 12 June 2020
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

19 March 2020
CICG, Room 15, Geneva, Switzerland