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International Regulatory Co-operation

The Role of International Organisations in Fostering Better Rules of Globalisation

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Borders are becoming increasingly porous, with growing flows of goods, services, people and capital. Governments, more than ever, need to co-ordinate their efforts to develop global standards to address climate change, as well as crises related to finance, health, environment and migration; secure peace; and ensure sustainable economic prosperity and social inclusion. International organisations play a key role in fostering multilateral action and addressing the fragmentation that may undermine effective domestic action. To shed greater light on international standard setting, this unique report collects, compares and assesses the practices of 50 international organisations on their governance arrangements, operational modalities, use of quality management disciplines and co-operation efforts. It analyses different types of organisations – inter-governmental, supra-national, trans-governmental and private – and identifies avenues for making their action more effective, inclusive and relevant.

 

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Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)

The aim of OTIF is to promote, improve and facilitate international rail traffic, in particular by establishing and developing systems of uniform law in the contract of international carriage of passengers and goods in international rail traffic, in the contract of use of wagons as means of transport in international rail traffic, in the contract of use of infrastructure in international rail traffic, and the carriage of dangerous goods in international rail traffic; by contributing to the removal of certain obstacles to the crossing of frontiers in international rail traffic; by contributing to interoperability and technical harmonisation in the rail sector; by establishing a uniform procedure for the technical admission of railway material intended for use in international traffic; by monitoring the application of all the rules and recommendations established by the organisation.

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