Regulatory policy


International Regulatory Co-operation

The Role of International Organisations in Fostering Better Rules of Globalisation

Borders are becoming increasingly porous, with growing flows of goods, services, people and capital. Governments, more than ever, need to co-ordinate their efforts to develop global standards to address climate change, as well as crises related to finance, health, environment and migration; secure peace; and ensure sustainable economic prosperity and social inclusion. International organisations play a key role in fostering multilateral action and addressing the fragmentation that may undermine effective domestic action. To shed greater light on international standard setting, this unique report collects, compares and assesses the practices of 50 international organisations on their governance arrangements, operational modalities, use of quality management disciplines and co-operation efforts. It analyses different types of organisations – inter-governmental, supra-national, trans-governmental and private – and identifies avenues for making their action more effective, inclusive and relevant.  

Published on November 02, 2016


Foreword and acknowledgements
Acronyms of participating international organisations
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
The survey exercise, structure and respondents
The contours of international regulatory co-operation within international organisations
The governance and operational modalitiesof international organisations
Implementation and impacts of the instruments of international organisations
How do international organisations ensure the quality of their rule-making process?
The institutional landscape in which international organisations operate
Assessing the success of international regulatory co-operation as provided by international organisations
Classifications of IOs
Profiles of international organisations50 chapters available
Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP)
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
ASTM International
Secretariats of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS Conventions)
Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Common Market for East/Southern Africa (COMESA)
European Commission (EC)
UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
International Accreditation Forum (IAF)
International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)
International Air Transport Association (IATA)
International Competition Network (ICN)
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)
International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Organization of American States (OAS)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF)
International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML)
International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV)
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)
Secretariat for the Vienna Convention and its Montreal Protocol – Ozone Layer (OZONE)
Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S)
Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Universal Postal Union (UPU)
World Customs Organization (WCO)
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Intellectual Property Rights Organization (WIPO)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
World Trade Organization (WTO/OMC)
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