African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO)

Organisation Africaine de Normalisation

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Contact Details

URL: http://www.arso-oran.org/

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Founded

1977-01 Accra Ghana

History

Established Jan 1977, Accra (Ghana), as African Regional Organization for Standardization (ARSO) – Organisation régionale africaine de normalisation (ORAN), at the Founding Conference, 10-17 Jan 1977 by African governments under the auspices of E-XE4174 - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and H-XD3027 - OAU, currently D-XD8572 - African Union (AU), when the first constitution was adopted. Constitution ratified and signed by 9 African presidents and 8 designated government officials and deposited with ECA. Serves as one of 4 pillars of Pan African Quality Infrastructure, set up Aug 2013.

Aims

Facilitate intra-African and global trade through providing harmonized standards and facilitating implementation of standards; act as a standardization centre promoting trade and industry.

Events

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Activities

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Structure

General Assembly (annual); Council; Central Secretariat.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

UIA Org ID

XE6038

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