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G20 Indonesia 2022 - International Standards Summit

The leading international standards bodies - IEC, ISO and ITU - invited world leaders to recognize, support and adopt international standards in order to meet the G20 goals defined by the motto “Recover together, recover stronger”.

The three organizations issued a joint declaration at an official G20 event, the International Standards Summit, in Bali, hosted by Indonesia's National Standards Agency (BSN), with the participation of the World Trade Organization (WTO). All representatives of standardization from the G20 countries supported this call.

The G20 is a strategic forum for building a greener and sustainable future that brings together members from 19 countries and the European Union. It works to address major issues related to the global economy, such as international financial stability, climate change mitigation and sustainable development. G20 members represent more than 80% of world GDP, 75% of global trade and 60% of world population. The G20 leaders' summit will be held in Bali on November 15 and 16. From December 1, 2022, India will take over the chairmanship of the G20 forum.

What constitutes as the three main pillars of the G20 2022 meeting are global health, digital transformation and sustainable energy transition. The IEC/ISO/ITU declaration highlights how international standards and conformity assessment can contribute to building a greener and more sustainable future. In addition, the declaration states that the three international standards bodies provide an institutional framework with the participation of a wide range of stakeholders from across society. The forum pointed out that standards and conformity assessment can help the world recover from the pandemic, recover more strongly and in a sustainable way, because in the last two years the global pandemic has affected every aspect of people's lives, from health, education to international trade. It was pointed out that international standards are vital for global trade, economic development and digital transformation.