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Twenty-eighth Session of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6)

14 - 16 November 2018

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, Room XI

The annual session of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6) was held from 14th to 16th November.

The Programme with the timetable of the Annual session can be downloaded from here: Programme 


The Gender Responsive Standards Initiative held an online and in-person meeting on 14th November. Please download the draft Agenda of the meeting.


The meeting reviewed contributions made by the Working Party over the last year to the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and discuss future direction of work to enhance the uptake of standards by policymakers for sustainable development. Notably, the meeting proposed and approved follow-up actions to the event “Standards for the Sustainable Development Goals” held on 26 September 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland as part of the ISO General Assembly and with the support of the PTB, ASTM International and IEEE. The meeting also discussed options to follow up to the Working Meeting on “Management tools and standards in support of SDG 14 ''Life below water'', held in October 2018 in Reykjavik, Iceland in cooperation with the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).

The WP. 6 adopted the revised Recommendation T on “Standards and Regulations for Sustainable Development” and the Recommendation U on “Gender-Responsive Standards”. The WP.6 also reviewed the direction of future work for the sectoral initiative on cybersecurity approved in 2017. The initiative on “Equipment for explosive environments presented for adoption a revised version of its “Common regulatory arrangements” to be published in 2019.

The Secretariat presented two new publications on “Standards for the SDGs” and on “Bringing standardization in University Curricula: Making the case” and a number of partner organizations presented items for information. 

Document Title
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FRE
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Item 1: Adoption of the agenda      
Annotated provisional agenda
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2018/1
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Item 2: Election of Officers
Item 3: Matters arising
Report of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies on its twenty-seventh session
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2017/2
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Programme of work of the trade subprogramme 2018 - 2019
ECE/CTCS/2017/10
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Main directions of ECE ongoing work on further SDG alignment
EXCOM Informal document N°. 2018/12
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Item 4: Programme of work 2018-2019
Work plan for 2018-2019
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2017/6
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Programme of work of the trade subprogramme 2018 - 2019
ECE/CTCS/2017/10
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Item 5: Follow up to the event entitled "Standards for the Sustainable Development Goals"
Item 6: Risk Management in Regulatory System
Risk management in regulatory frameworks
ECE/TRADE/390
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Report on the activities of the Group of Experts on Managing Risks in Regulatory Systems
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2018/4
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Recommendation T on “Standards and Regulations for Sustainable Development”
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2018/5
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Draft report of the ICES/UNECE Working Meeting on Management Tools and Standards in Support of SDG 14
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2018/8
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UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for ResiliencePDF--
Item 7: Gender-responsive standards initiative
Gender dimension of standards
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2018/3/Rev.1
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Recommendation U on “Gender-Responsive Standards”
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2018/6/Rev.1
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Item 8: Review of recent developments in standardization
Bringing standardization in University Curricula: Making the case
ECE/TRADE/440
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Item 9: International regulatory cooperation
Report on the sectoral initiative on cyber security
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2018/9
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Report on the activities of the sectoral initiative on Earth-Moving Machinery (SIEMM)
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2018/10
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Report on the activities of the sectoral initiative on Equipment for Explosive Environments (SIEEE)
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2018/11
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Report on the activities of the sectoral initiative on the Safety of Pipelines (SIPS)
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2018/12
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Item 10: Review of recent developments in conformity assessment and accreditation
Item 11: Market surveillance
Report on the Advisory Group on Market Surveillance, its activities and its meetings
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2018/13
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Glossary of Market Surveillance Terms
ECE/TRADE/389
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Item 12: Metrology
Item 13: Technical Assistance Projects and capacity building
Training Guide on Regulatory Frameworks and Market Surveillance
ECE/TRADE/441
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Item 14: Other business
Item 15: Adoption of the report
Report on the Session
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2018/2
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WEDNESDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 2018 afternoon session

15:00 – 15:15

Opening remarks by Dr. Marion Stoldt, WP.6 Chairperson

Item 1: Adoption of the agenda

Item 2: Election of officers

15:15 – 15:45

Item 3: Matters arising

  • Mr. Mika Vepsäläinen, Secretary to the Steering Committee on Trade Capacity and Standards, ECE

Item 4: Programme of work

15:45-18:00

Item 5: High level segment on "Standards for the Sustainable Development Goals"

Projection of a video on the event "Standards for the SDGs"

Launch of the publication on "Standards for the SDGs"  

  • Presentation of the event "Standards for the SDGs" to the German Parliament: report by Ms. Sibylle Gabler, DIN, Head of Government Relations 

Panel discussion with partners on "Standards for SDGs":

Moderator: Mr. Mika Vepsäläinen

THURSDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2018 morning session

10:00 - 11:30

Item 6: Risk management in regulatory systems

Report on activities of the Group of Experts on Managing Risks in Regulatory Systems (GRM Group) and presentation of the draft Recommenration T on "Standards and Regulations for Sustainable Development"

Open discussion and adoption of the recommendation T on "Standards and Regulations for Sustainable Development"

Panel discussion with partners on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems

Open discussion and follow up

11:30 – 13:00

Item 7: Gender-responsive standards initiative

Report on the activities of the Initiative and presentation of the draft Recommendation U on "Gender-responsive standards"

  • Ms. Lorenza Jachia and Ms Stephanie Eynon, , Standards-Makers Development and Engagement manager, British Standards Institution, United Kingdom

Panel discussion with partners on Gender-Responsive standards

Moderator: Ms. Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Co-founder, International Gender Champions; CEO/Founder Woman@theTable

Adoption of the Recommendation U on Gender Responsive Standards

13:00 – 15:00

LUNCH BREAK

THURSDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2018 afternoon session

15:00 – 16:00

Item 8: Review of recent developments in standardization

Updates from intergovernmental organizations and international and regional standardization bodies

  • Floor open for updates from standards bodies

Education on standards-related issues

  • Prof. Galina Pankina, Deputy Director, Institute for Technical Regulation, Russia ENG  RUS
 

16:00 – 18:00

Item 9: International Regulatory Cooperation

  • Mr. Ian Dunmill, Assistant Director, International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) on behalf of the IQNET (previously DCMAS)

Regional developments

  • Ms. Silvia Vaccaro, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG GROW, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs 

Sectoral projects

Sectoral Initiative on Equipment on Earth-Moving Machinery (EMM)

  • Mr. Dan Roley, Chairman, ISO Technical Committee on Earth-moving machinery (TC127)
Sectoral Initiative on Equipment for Explosive Environment (SIEEE) Sectoral Initiative on Safety of Pipelines  Sectoral Initiative on Cyber-security  

 

FRIDAY, 16 NOVEMBER 2018 morning session

10:00 – 10:20

Item 10: Review of recent developments in conformity assessment and accreditation

  • Mr. Jon Murthy, Chair IAF and ILAC Communications and Marketing Committees ILAC
 
10:20 - 11:30

Item 11: Market Surveillance

Update from the Advisory Group on Market surveillance (MARS)

Common definitions and terminology in market surveillance

11:30 - 12:00

Metrology

12:00 - 12:30

Capacity-building activities

12:30 - 13:00

Other business and adoption of the Report