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WP.6: Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems 14th Annual Meeting

WP.6: Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems 14th Annual Meeting

During the 3rd Annual Forum of WP.6 Subgroups

02 April (9:00) - 03 April (12:30) 2024
Palais des Nations H-207-208-209, virtual connection possible Geneva Switzerland

This meeting takes place during the WP.6 third annual Forum


The Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems (GRM) was established in 2010 and meets regularly to advance projects and knowledge sharing on risk management in regulatory frameworks and international trade. The Group of Experts aims at an improved management of hazards that have the potential to affect the quality of products and services, and/or cause harm or damage to people, the environment, property and immaterial assets. To this end, it systematizes and applies best practice on risk management in regulatory activities and international trade.

This hybrid meeting aims to showcase best practices in integrated risk management strategies and systems.


Date and location



Starting at

Tuesday, 2 April 2024

(Room H-207-209)

Hybrid segment of meeting


Launch of meeting, welcomes, approval of the agenda



Administrative segment



Liaison reports

  • Russell Price, ISO TC 262 [Bio]
  • Victoria Tuomisto, ITC [PPT]
  • Justin McCarthy, PRMIA



Return on experiences: Greece, Latvia, Armenia, UNMIK / Kosovo, Gulf States

  • Donald Macrae, consultant  [PPT]



Update on the project integrated risk management in single window systems

  • Valentin Nikonov, Project Leader [PPT]



Brainstorming on training material and guidance documents on the implementation of the suite of risk management recommendations



Update on risk management related events



Any other business




Break for lunch


Tuesday, 2 April

(Room H-207-209)

F2F segment of meeting



WP.6 3rd Froum GRM conference

See separate agenda

14:00 to 17:30

Wednesday, 3 April

(Room H-313 )

Depending on # of participants,

Hybrid meeting


Discussion on the publication “Basics of Risk Management in Regulatory Systems”

  • Each author to have +/- 10 minutes to present their sections
  • Discussion on content (are all key points addressed; any references to be added; any further themes to be integrated; are there parts which repeat information…?)
  • Timetable for next steps


    End of meeting and break for lunch 12:30

Wednesday, 3 April


Social dinner

Restaurant La Romana, Rue de Vermont 37, 1202 Genève

19:30 to 22:30

Nomination procedure

During the annual session of this group, members will be asked to appoint the chair and vice chair(s) for the coming period. These nominations are done on an annual basis, with no limit on the number of times an officer can be re-nominated. Each group shall have a chair and a vice chair (there can be a maximum of two vice chairs).

The procedures applied are described in document ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2023/12.


The nominated individual must be a member of the subgroup and the nominations must be received from another member from this or another subgroup of WP.6 (self-nominations are not accepted). A member can only submit one nomination. The nominations will be scrutinised by the WP.6 chair who may refer it through the secretariat to the member State Mission in Geneva to the United Nations. Following such examination, the nomination may be excluded from further consideration at the discretion of the WP.6 chair and/or the member State Mission in Geneva to the United Nations (based on the individual’s expertise, potential reputational risks to WP.6 or other considerations). The candidates’ profiles are then circulated by the secretariat at least one week prior to the meeting (either published on the website or sent by email to the subgroup’s members). If voting is necessary to appoint an officer of the subgroup, the secretariat will publish the procedure to be applied at least one week prior to the meeting.


Subgroup chairs are responsible for the meetings of the subgroup and presenting subgroup reports to the WP.6 annual session. This can be delegated by the chair to a vice chair or another member of the respective subgroup. The subgroup chair ensures the meetings are held in a professional, open and inclusive manner promoting transparency both internally and externally. The subgroup chair, with the assistance of the secretariat, ensures that all topics discussed within the subgroup are in line with the Programme of work and that deliberations are properly recorded.

One of the subgroup vice chairs may act as chair in case of absence of the latter. Subgroup vice chairs attend subgroup annual meetings, bureau meetings and relevant meetings. They carry out tasks assigned to them by the chair.

Subgroup bureau members should make every effort to attend their respective subgroup’s meetings, as well as the WP.6 annual session, preferably in person. All officers should give advance notice to the WP.6 chair and/or secretariat if they are unable to attend meetings. All officers are expected to participate in the work of WP.6 in a spirit of cooperation to effectively promote the work of the Working Party according to its mandate. The subgroup chair or the WP.6 chair should take up the matter of attendance at meetings or constructive participation if the need arises.

Nomination procedures:

If there is more than one candidate for any given position, or there is a request from a member State, the secretariat will prepare and publish a nomination procedure at least one week prior to the event.

Candidatures received:

Candidate for Chair: Ms. Alexia Davidson

Candidate for Vice-Chair: Mr. Donald Macrae

Candidate for Vice-Chair: Mr. Valentin Nikonov