8th Annual Meeting of International Organisations




Opening session (09:30-11:00)

Rethinking and modernising international rulemaking to design better policies for the 21st century


Global trends and challenges are increasingly affecting the lives of citizens worldwide, with some benefitting more than others. In many areas policies designed in isolation are insufficient, contributing to the growing mistrust of citizens in their governments. International action is key to contribute to domestic policymaking, increase its evidence-basis and reinforce democratic deliberation. This session will kick-off the 8th Annual meeting and launch the Compendium of International Organisations’ Practices (IO Compendium), the first common tool developed collaboratively by some 50 IOs to improve the quality of their outputs. The high-level speakers will place the IO Compendium in the broader context of global governance today and comment on its role clarifying the landscape of international instruments, and its relevance to support more resilient, innovative and inclusive international rulemaking.


Video: Opening Session



Opening remarks

  • Mr. Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and Legal Counsel, United Nations (UN) 
  • Ms. Anna Joubin-Bret, Secretary, UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

Tour de table

  • Dr. Monique Eloit, Director-General, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
  • Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary-General, World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • Dr. Martin Milton, Director, International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM)
  • Mr. Sergio Mujica, Secretary-General, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 
  • Mr. Francisco Lima Mena, Secretary-General, Secretariat for the Economic Integration of Central America (SIECA)

Meeting documents




High-level Panel (11:30-13:00)

Protecting people and the planet in times of crises: how to increase resilience of international rulemaking?

The Covid-19 pandemic has underlined more than ever that the global governance system is only as effective as its weakest link. IOs have proved essential to support governments as platforms for exchange of scientific and regulatory information at the heights of the crisis. And yet, as the global health crisis persisted and was increasingly accompanied by social and economic crises, mistrust among citizens in national and international institutions grew as they felt drastic disruptions to their freedom of movement and access to essential goods and services. There is a pressing need for increased co-ordination among international actors for the development of rapid solutions to support constituencies in times of crisis, managing threats for citizens. Drawing from the successes and bottlenecks of international rulemaking during the global health crisis, this session will outline key lessons to enhance the inclusiveness, impact and agility of international rulemaking to protect people and the planet in times of crisis.


Video: High-level Panel



  • Mr. Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary, Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm Conventions (BRS) 
  • Ms. Ivonne Higuero, Secretary-General, Secretariat to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  • Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, Executive Director, Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) 
  • Mr. Jagan Chapagain, Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cressent (IFRC) 
  • Mr. Pau Roca Basco, International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV)
  • Mr. Philippe Metzger, General Secretary and CEO, International Electronical Commission (IEC) 
  • Mr. Xiao Jianhua, President, International Accreditation Forum (IAF) 
  • Mr. Kevin Dancey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)


  Remarks from other partner international organisations    

Ambassador Clarems Endara Vera, Permanent Secretary, SELA


Secretary General Houlin Zhao, International Telecommunication Union


Video: Academic session 1 including launch of ASTM International Case study


Video: Academic session 2 including closing remarks from day


Video: Day 2 closing remarks


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