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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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UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

The ESCWA provides a framework for the formulation and harmonization of sectorial policies for member countries, a platform for congress and co-ordination, a home for expertise and knowledge, and an information observatory. ESCWA activities are co-ordinated with the divisions and main offices of the Headquarters of the United Nations, specialized agencies, and international and regional organisations, including the League of Arab States and its subsidiary bodies, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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