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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URL: http://www.iso.org/

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Founded

1947-02 Geneva Switzerland

History

Feb 1947, Geneva (Switzerland), 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. Registered in accordance with Swiss Civil Code.

Aims

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.

Events

2021-09-22 | London, UK – General Assembly
2020-09-23 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – General Assembly

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Structure

General Assembly (annual). Council, consisting of ISO officers (President, 2 Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary-General) and 18 elected Member Bodies. Technical Management Board, comprising Chairman and 12 elected Member Bodies. Technical Committees (TCs) for each domain dealt with (190 TCs), including ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee on Information Technology (JTC 1). Central Secretariat, headed by Secretary- General. 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

UIA Org ID

XB2314

Last News

2019

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