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The official Activities & ProgrammesLaunch of the French translation of the Compendium of International Organisations’ Practices

Activities & Programmes Posted on 2022-10-17 14:25:34

Launch of the French translation of the Compendium of International Organisations’ Practices

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In 2020 and 2021, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) compiled a compendium of good practices for developing effective international instruments, i.e. legal instruments, and therefore, for the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), our standards. It compiles data on the experiences of international organisations that are part of the Partnership of International Organisations for Effective International Rulemaking, which is a partnership of around 50 standard-setting international organisations that has been in operation since 2017.

The original English version of the compendium was published in September 2021 under the title Compendium of International Organisations’ Practices – Working Towards More Effective International Instruments. The World Organisation for Animal Health actively contributed to the development of this compendium and coordinated the drafting of Chapter 2, which looks at strengthening the implementation of international instruments.

To mark the launch of the French translation of the compendium, WOAH participated in a half-day study session co-organised by the OECD and the Institute of International Studies at the Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris, France. Dr Jean-Philippe Dop, Deputy Director General for Institutional Affairs and Regional Activities of WOAH, had discussions with representatives of other international organisations, academics and lawyers to take a critical look at the issues raised by the Compendium and at the future of international organisations. They also discussed the importance of dispute-management mechanisms for Organisations that develop technical standards, such as the standards of the World Trade Organization’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Agreement. The analyses developed during the event have contributed to reflections on current and future global environmental, geopolitical and health crises.

The World Organisation for Animal Health continues to be involved in the International Organisations Partnership and is working with the OECD to co-organise the 9th Annual Meeting of International Organisations, which will take place at WOAH Headquarters in December 2022.

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