12 April 2018, Palais des Nations, Geneva
The Fifth annual meeting of International Organisations (IOs), co-hosted by the OECD, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), gathered representatives from 32 IOs, country delegates from OECD and UNECE Members, academics from the “Academic friends of the IO partnership”, and permanent missions to the United Nations.
Opening remarks by high-level representatives of the organising IOs reaffirmed the importance of global co-ordination to address cross-border challenges, notably in supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, and highlighted the role that the IO partnership could play in the ongoing efforts to rethink multilateralism for more responsible, effective and inclusive outcomes.
The discussions confirmed the timeliness of and appetite for further work in the area of international regulatory co-operation, in particular on understanding the landscape of international rule-making, implementation challenges and co-ordination needs, as well as on how to promote evidence-based, transparent and inclusive international rules.
Participants took stock of progress made by the IO partnership in its substantive areas of work, notably in the development of the 2018 Survey on the rule-making practices of international organisations, to be launched in May 2018. They also confirmed the increasing usefulness and relevance of the initiative as a peer learning platform among international actors.
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