Politique réglementaire

A partnership for effective international rule-making



The partnership offers a voluntary platform to foster collective action among International Organisations and their constituency to promote greater quality, effectiveness and impact of international rules, regardless of their substantive scope.



  • Share knowledge and experience on international rule-making.
  • Foster dialogue on shared challenges and on good practices in effective rulemaking of international organisations.
  • Promote greater quality, effectiveness and impact of international rules, regardless of their substantive scope



Work in 2017-19 will focus on five focus themes identified as priorities in 2014-16:

Launch of the report International Regulatory Co-operation: The Role of International Organisations in Fostering Better Rules of Globalisation by the OECD Secretary-General

SG and IO report

  1. Building greater understanding of the variety in international instruments and their benefits/challenges
  2. Strengthening the implementation of IO instruments
  3. Ensuring efficient stakeholder engagement
  4. Developing a greater culture of evaluation of IO instruments
  5. Maximising the opportunities for co-ordination among IOs. 



The partnership is cross-sector, and serves a wide variety of organisations involved in international rule-making, notwithstanding their nature or mandate.


IO partners 



ASTM International (ASTM)

Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM)

Basel and Stockholm Convention Secretariat and the UNEP part of the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat (BRS Conventions)

Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Secretariat to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

International Accreditation Forum (IAF)

International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

International Energy Agency (IEA)

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cressent (IFRC)

International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)

International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)

International Labour Organization (ILO)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

International Organization of Security Commissions (IOSCO)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML)

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)

Secretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and for the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (OZONE Secretariat)

Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA)

Secretariat for the Economic Integration of Central America (SIECA)

UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner to Refugees (UNHCR)

UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

World Customs Organization (WCO)

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

World Trade Organization (WTO)


In November 2017, a selected group of academics gathered at the OECD Headquarters to discuss its potential collaboration with the IO partnership in its substantive areas of work. The discussions confirmed the appetite for such co-operation between the Academic friends of the IO partnership – a flexible and open advisory group– and the IOs, notably through targeted support to the activities of the partnership’s working groups. The establishment of this group aims to facilitate the exchange of relevant information on international rule-making between the two communities and to provide a forum where further (bilateral and other) cooperation opportunities may be raised.








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The partnership receives support from the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.


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