International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Organisation internationale de normalisation
Organización Internacional de Normalización
Internationale Organisation für Normung
Mezdunarodnaja Organizacija po Standartizacii

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1947-02 Geneva Switzerland


Established to follow up the work of H-XH0134 - International Federation of National Standardizing Associations (ISA), 1926-1942, and of H-XH4857 - United Nations Standards Coordinating Committee, 1944-1946.


Promote development of standardization and related activities worldwide with a view to facilitating international exchange of goods and services and to developing cooperation in the sphere of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.


2025-09-29 | Kigali, Rwanda – General Assembly
2024-11-19 | Kyoto, Japan – Technical Committee on Metallic and Other Inorganic Coatings Plenary Meeting
2024-10-20 | Nara, Japan – Technical Committee on Rubber and Rubber Products Meeting
2024-09-09 | Cartagena de Indias, Colombia – General Assembly
2024-07-20 | Sapporo, Japan – Subcommittee on Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information Meeting
2024-07-20 | Seoul, Korea Rep – Subcommittee on Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information Meeting

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General Assembly (annual); Council; Technical Management Board; Central Secretariat. Technical Committees (TCs) for each domain dealt with (190 TCs), including ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee on Information Technology (JTC 1). Membership limited to one member per country.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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