This area makes recommendations that promote regulatory policies to protect the health and safety of consumers and workers, and preserve our natural environment, without creating unnecessary barriers to trade and investment. They are non-binding, and are widely implemented in the UNECE member States and beyond
24 February 2015: UNECE is pleased to partner with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres (IECEx) for the 2015 IECEx International Conference to take place in Gdańsk, Poland on 22-23 April 2015. The Conference will promote the use of common standards and common ways of assessing conformity to standards to enhance the safety of equipment and persons in all areas where the potential for explosions exists.
10 December 2014: Information on the World Standards Cooperation (WSC) workshop in conjunction with the 25th Annual session of the Working Party.
24-26 November 2014: 24th Annual Session of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
9 September 2014: Risk Management in Regulatory Frameworks (ECE/TRADE/390) is now available in Russian (Управление рисками в системах нормативного регулирования).
27 August 2014: UNECE/ATEX/IECEx Discussion Forum and Meeting of the UNECE IECEEE initiative to discuss the acceptance of IECEx Certificates of Conformity as an alternative to EC Type Examination Certificatein The Hague, The Netherlands.