The UNECE Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6) is a forum for dialogue among regulators and policy makers. The participants discuss a wide range of issues, including technical regulations, standardization, conformity assessment, metrology, market surveillance and risk management.
The Working Party 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
18-20 November 2013: The 23rd Annual Session of the WP.6 took place at Palais des Nations, Geneva. An International Conference on "Standards and Regulatory Frameworks" was held on 19 November 2013. The Conference presented global best practice in the use of standards in regulatory work: in particular as regards operationalizing sustainable development, managing risks, and addressing non-conformity to standards and regulations.
25-27 September 2013: The MARS Group held its 11th meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, at the invitation of Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing hosted by Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.
18 September 2013: Meeting of policy-makers responsible for the sector of equipment used in environments with an explosive atmosphere from BRICs countries and countries of Latin America.
9 June 2013: UNECE is pleased to associate itself with ILAC and IAF in celebrating World Accreditation Day on 9 June 2013. This year the focus is on the important role accreditation plays in facilitating trade around the world, both within and across national borders. To learn more, please read the Joint ILAC-IAF statement, or download the informative brochure the two organizations prepared to mark this event.
23 May 2013: The WP.6 will contribute to the Fourth Session of the Global Platform by co-organizing a Featured Event on standards and regulatory frameworks for disaster risk reduction. For more details visit http://www.preventionweb.net/globalplatform/2013/programme/featuredevents/view/490