News release: Celebrating World Standards Day 2017

Geneva, Switzerland, 11 September 2017 – The IEC, ISO and ITU announce the winners of annual World Standards Day contest. This year two competitions were launched, a poster contest and a video contest, along the theme “Standards make cities smarter”.


News release: On World Standards Day let’s #speakstandards!

Geneva, Switzerland – 2015-10-14 – You may not be aware that today 14 October is World Standards Day, but here are 5 reasons why you should. This year the theme is “Standards – The world’s common language” because International Standards:

1. Make communication across countries and technology possible

Imagine a world where your credit card would not fit into every cash machine or where you could not just stroll into a shop and find the right lightbulb for your lamp. A world without telephone codes, country and currency codes and access to the Internet.