Lorenza Jachia has been working at the United Nations since 1995; first with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and then with the UNECE.
A trade economist, she has provided training and advisory services to negotiators of free trade area agreements and published several articles on this topic. Her research interests have more recently focused on the deep aspects of economic integration, in particular overcoming technical barriers to trade through regulatory cooperation and approximation of technical regulations.
Since April 2008, she is the Secretary of the UNECE Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies. This expert group draws up recommendations and best practice in technical regulations, standardization, conformity assessment and market surveillance.
Ms. Jachia is striving for increased cooperation between the United Nations and standardization and conformity assessment bodies. Recent topics she has been working on include: how one can use risk management tools--including traceability solutions--as the basis for designing regulatory systems and regulatory action, and how standardization can contribute to sustainable development.