Thirty-third Session of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6)
|Item 1: Adoption of the agenda|
|Provisional agenda for the thirty-third session
|Item 2: Election of officers|
|Item 3: Matters arising|
|Report from the Bureau of Working Party 6
|Item 4: Advisory Group on Market Surveillance|
|Report of activities under the Advisory Group on Market Surveillance 2022–2023
|Report of the 21 February 2023 meeting on “Market surveillance role in combatting counterfeit products”
|Revision of Recommendation K on Metrological Assurance of Conformity Assessment and Testing, 3rd revised version
|Item 5: Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems|
|Report of activities under the Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems 2022–2023
|Item 6: Ad Hoc Team of Specialists on Standardization and Regulatory Techniques|
|Report on activities under the Ad Hoc Team of Specialists on Standardization and Regulatory Techniques 2022–2023
|Report of activities of the Education on Standardization Initiative 2022–2023
|Item 7: Team of Specialists on Gender-Responsive Standards|
|Report of activities of the Team of Specialists on Gender-Responsive Standards 2022–2023
|Paper on gender and salutation code lists
|Why Gender-Responsive Standards are Better for Everyone
|Item 8: Programme of work|
|(a) Report on capacity-building|
|Highlights of the Evaluation of the Standards for Sustainable Development Goals project, phase II
|(b) Working Party terms of reference|
|Summary of working practices for the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies
|Summary of practices for representation of and the use of titles within the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies
|(c) Programme of work for 2024|
|Programme of work of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies for 2024
|(d) Activities of other United Nations Economic Commission for Europe bodies and other international organizations of interest to WP.6|
|Item 9: Panel discussion: How to address continuous compliance – Conformity assessment, legal metrology and market surveillance tools for the changing dynamic of digital goods|
|Regulatory compliance of products with embedded artificial intelligence or other digital technologies
|Report on the possible outputs that can be developed as part of the project on regulatory compliance of products with embedded artificial intelligence or other digital technologies
|Item 10: Other business|
|Item 11: Adoption of the report|
|Report on the thirty-third session of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies
Election of officers
During the 33rd session of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6), member States will be invited to elect a chair and vice-chairs for a two-year mandate each. The election procedures have been published below since August 2023.
The secretariat has received the following nominations from member States:
- Candidate for Chair: Sweden, Ms. Heidi Lund [Bio]
- Candidate for Vice-Chair: Canada, Ms. Gabrielle White [Bio]
- Candidate for Vice-Chair: Georgia, Mr. Davit Tkemaladze [Bio]
- Candidate for Vice-Chair: Israel, Mr. Marco Pangallo [Bio]
- Candidate for Vice-Chair: USA, Mr. Anthony Quinn [Bio]
The WP.6 Terms of Reference calls for a Chairperson and at least two vice-chairpersons (paragraph 10). Member States will be invited to either elect at least two of the four candidates for Vice-Chair, or elect all four candidates by acclamation.
Information on the election process
The mandates of the chairperson and the vice-chairpersons (the Bureau) of the Working Party on regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6) end at the 33rd Annual Session on 23-24 November 2023.
Elections for the WP.6 Bureau will take place on 23 November 2023. The ECE member States who are physically present at the Annual Session will elect a chairperson and at least two vice-chairpersons. The term of office is two years.
UN Member States who wish to put forward a candidate for these elections may do so through their country delegation to the United Nations in Geneva with a short bio about the candidate. The deadline to submit nominations is 9 October 2023 (45 days prior to the meeting) sent to the secretary of WP.6: [email protected].
Received candidatures’ bios will be shared on the event website 30 days prior to the election.
Responsibilities of the WP.6 Bureau
The WP.6 bureau (comprised of a chairperson and at least two vice-chairpersons) is responsible to oversee the implementation of the decisions taken at past annual sessions – including the rolling out of the annual programme of work – and to prepare future annual sessions. The bureau reviews all project proposals for new work items under the working party and confirms the proposed project leader or nominates a different project leader in consultation with the relevant subgroup chair.
The WP.6 bureau meets at least once in between annual sessions and organizes at least one annual meeting of the WP.6 leadership (comprised of both the WP.6 bureau and the subgroup bureaux).
The WP.6 chairperson presides over the meetings of the WP.6 bureau, the WP.6 leadership and the WP.6 annual session. The WP.6 chairperson also reviews and submits a number of documents to the annual session (including the agenda, the programme of work and any official recommendations). If the WP.6 chairperson is unable to complete these tasks, one of the WP.6 vice-chairpersons would complete them.
For more information, please see the Revised terms of reference of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2022/11) and the Summary of working practices for the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2023/12).
Presentations under Agenda Items 3 to 8
Item 3 Matters arising
Item 8 (a) Report on Capacity Building
Item 8 (d) Activities of other United Nations Economic Commission for Europe bodies and other international organizations of interest to WP.6: