World Standards Day is celebrated on October 14 every year. It is thanks to standards and rules that the world around us becomes fairer and more stable. International standards create practical solutions to common problems, in the process of solving which any person who cares can participate.
In 1946, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) was established in London. On October 14 of each year, representatives of the International Electrotechnical Commission, the International Telecommunication Union, the International Organization for Standardization come together to discuss topical standards issues for the global economy. Globalization is becoming more and more active in the world, markets are opening up in different parts of the world, borders between countries are disappearing, but there is a problem of a single technical product standard for all.
In the US, World Standards Day is celebrated by members of the standards community in Washington DC. On the occasion of the holiday, an exhibition with a reception and a gala dinner are held. Other parts of the planet also hold events dedicated to the issues of global standardization, including educational seminars, conferences and forums.
- in 1970 the first World Standards Day was celebrated;
- in the 1980s, the transition from technical to technological standards began;
- in total, more than 22 business standards have been registered;
- ISO has members from 165 countries and over 3 technical standards bodies;
- ISO headquarters is located in Switzerland, in the city of Geneva.
How to celebrate
On the occasion of the holiday, you can get acquainted with international standards, thanks to which the life of mankind has been greatly simplified and secured. You should feel free to write on social networks about the importance of standardization, because without it, products and services can become dangerous and unreliable. Now thousands of talented people and outstanding personalities are involved in standardization issues, and their work can be supported by a voluntary donation or in any other way.
When is World Standards Day celebrated in 2022?
World Standards Day is observed on October 14 each year.