African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO)

Organisation Africaine de Normalisation

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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 United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Organization of African Unity (OAU), currently 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.

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Activities

Standards/guidelines; knowledge management/information dissemination; networking/liaising; events/meetings.

Structure

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Languages

AU languages.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 25 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Information Services

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Members

Members in 54 countries
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Type I Classification

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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Trade
  • Industry
    • Industry
  • Research, Standards
    • Standards

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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

UIA Org ID

E6038

Last News Received

14. Dec 2016
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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