“Shared vision for a better world” is the message that the international organizations ISO, IEC and ITU and all their members, national standardization bodies, send to the world this year on the occasion of 14 October, the day dedicated to standards and standardization.
This slogan is directly related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (The Sustainable Development Goals, SDG), which project the solution of the biggest global problems, such as poverty, gender equality and climate change. In order to create a better world, with better conditions for living and working, efforts are invested at all levels. The use of international standards and conformity assessment can be of great help in achieving these goals
In addition to all previous challenges, the emergence of the global pandemic additionally indicated the need to create a more resilient and fair society and conditions for long-term sustainable economic development. That is why the work of all experts who participate in the development of standards and their mission to create a better world is of exceptional value. Only through cooperation and joint engagement valuable results can be achieved, significantly greater than any individual contribution.
Pointing out the importance of World Standards Day and the need to raise awareness about the role of standards, ISO dedicated a special portal to this topic: https://www.worldstandardsday.org/home.html.
At the end of last week, on the same occasion, ISS, celebrating its day, traditionally celebrated the World Standards Day.