The Working Party works to increase regulatory cooperation in specific sectors that have a critical impact on sustainability and on resilience to natural and man-made hazards. It 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
- To promote the use of standards in the implementation of UN-wide goals, including the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Sendai framework for action
Regulatory Cooperation: UNECE works to lower costs, facilitate trade and improve access to critical technologies through regulatory cooperation.
Market Survelliance: UNECE works to ensure that products safe and comply with regulations in force, through development of best practice and use of international standards.
Risk Management: UNECE guides regulatory authorities in managing risks confronting consumers, citizens and communities and reducing economic and human costs of disasters
Education on Standards: UNECE promotes education on standards-related activities in universities, higher-education establishments and vocational-training institutions
Use of International Standards: WP. 6 is ensuring policy makers are aware and make use of relevant standards. Enable and empower both Governments and UN Organizations to use international standards in policy work
Quality Infrastructure: UNECE works to build institutional capacity for precise measurement, reliable inspections, and audits in order to facilitate trade while ensuring product quality and regulatory conformance.
14 October 2016: UNECE participated actively in the 80th IEC General Meeting in Frankfurt closing today. Ms Marion Stoldt, Chair of WP.6, gave a statement at the Open Council Session on how digital standards empower authorities to implements the SDGs. The UNECE Secretariat spoke of the importance of education on standards for resilience and sustainability at the WSC Academic Day.
29 August 2016: The online registration for the 26th Annual Session of the of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies is now open.
8 July 2016: The registration for the 14th meeting of the Advisory Group on Market Surveillance (MARS) is now open. The meeting takes place from 26 to 27 September at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
26-27 June 2016: WP.6 secretariat participated in the 49th meeting of the Euroasian Interstate Council for standardization, metrology and certification (EASC).