Presentation: IEC and SDGs February 2020 icons

All sustainable development goals rely on electricity. Electric power is the golden thread that alleviates poverty and hunger, increases access to healthcare, education, clean water and light after dark. It facilitates daily chores and allows women to contribute differently to local economies, increasing their status. IEC work is behind the scene but essential. It is technology focused and only few IEC Standards can be directly attributed to a single SDG. This presentation outlines where and how the IEC contributes to SDGs. Rather than text, it uses clear icons for faster communication.


Briefing paper: A Common Regulatory Framework for Equipment Used in Environments with an Explosive Atmosphere – en, fr, pt, es, zh

This UNECE publication provides a common regulatory framework for Ex areas that recommends the IEC and IECEx as the world’s best practice model for the verification of conformity to International Standards. It can be used by countries that lack regulation in this sector as a blueprint for their regulation, and also for aligning existing national regulations with internationally harmonized best practice.

The framework is also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

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Briefing paper: Medical devices – Safety and performance – en

All medical devices need to meet a rather complicated set of regulatory requirements. This brochure provides insights into safety, quality, performance and risk management aspects of electrical and electronic medical equipment that are covered by IEC work in standardization and conformity assessment.

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Briefing paper: Future-proof utilities – en

This brochure highlights some of the key challenges utilities face and how IEC Standards and especially active participation in IEC work benefits any utility.  The brochure also gives some practical examples that illustrate the concrete impact of IEC International Standards.

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