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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

The newly launched UNECE Portal on Standards for the SDGs allows users to quickly identify standards that support the goals and targets of Agenda 2030. Not a single one of the SDGs can be realized without a solid quality infrastructure basis. For example, standards on energy efficient products and services are the basis for curbing emissions while standards on emergency management will be critical to reducing the human, environmental and economic losses of disasters. At the same time, on the one hand, policymakers are insufficiently aware of, and empowered to, use standards as the basis for their choices. On the other hand, standards organizations have little awareness of how standards can contribute to the SDGs. This UNECE portal responds to this challenge by providing: a mapping tool, a series of case studies, and supporting training materials

Media

Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards

More about the Gender Responsive Standards Declaration by UNECE, committed to advancing gender equality


Balance for Better Standards; UNECE’s Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development

Progress towards SDG5 and the potential of standards as powerful tools. Over 50 standards organizations signed UNECE’s Gender Responsive Standards Declaration.


Standards for the SDGs

Using standards in technical regulations promotes international regulatory coherence; helps companies, communities and organizations move toward a more resilient and sustainable model of production and consumption; and helps to protect environmental resources.

UNECE’s Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP6) works to promote the use of standards for the achievement of UN-wide goals, including the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Sendai framework for action.

News

22 November 2019:  The 29th Annual Session of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6) was held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, beginning 20th November 2019 (15:00) and concluding 22nd November 2019 (17:00)

Important decisions were reached at the Annual Session, including the following: >>>More info>>>

20 November 2019: A meeting of the Gender Responsive Standards Initiative was convened at the Palais des Nations, Geneva on 20th November 2019. The morning meeting preceded the opening of the 29th Annual Session of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP6). >>>More info>>>

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Events

20 to 22 November 2019
Room XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

17 September 2019
Convention Square. 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, South Africa

08 to 09 July 2019
Eurasian Economic Commission, Moscow, Russia