Office of International Affairs (OIA)

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is the international body that brings together the world's securities regulators and is recognized as the global standard setter for the securities sector. IOSCO develops, implements and promotes adherence to internationally recognized standards for securities regulation. It works intensively with the G20 and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) on the global regulatory reform agenda. The organization's membership regulates more than 95% of the world's securities markets and it continues to expand.

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SEBI is a member of the IOSCO Board, the governing and standard-setting body of the IOSCO, which is comprised of 34 securities regulators. The policy work of IOSCO is conducted by its eight policy committees under the aegis of the Board. SEBI is currently a member of 7 of these policy committees and chairs the Committee 1 on Issuer Accounting, Auditing and Disclosure.

SEBI is a member of IOSCO Assessment Committee, which is responsible for developing and delivering programs to identify and assess implementation of IOSCO's Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation ('IOSCO Principles') and other standards and policies set out in IOSCO reports or resolutions approved by IOSCO ('IOSCO Standards') across the IOSCO membership. SEBI is currently the Chair of IOSCO Assessment Committee and OIA is directly involved in all the work being generated by Assessment Committee.

SEBI is also a member of IOSCO Growth and Emerging Markets Committee (GEMC) and Asia Pacific Regional Committee (APRC).