Geneva, 14 October 2022 (TDI): World Standards Day is celebrated each year on 14 October by the world’s leading developers of international standards to raise awareness about the importance of using standardized measurements, technologies, and industries.

Standardization is a framework of agreements for the industry. It ensures the creation of well-performing systems, products, and services following the set guideline.

About this year’s World Standards Day

World Standards Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the power of standardization across the globe. This year the theme of World Standards Day is “Shared visions for a better world.” The motto showcases the many ways in which international standards can contribute to sustainability.

It increases understanding of how standardization is essential to achieve the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. Moreover, the theme is part of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization of Standardization (ISO), and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) multi-year campaign.

It is a significant day as it honors the contributions of ISO, ITU, and IEC and the officials working with these organizations. This day is about creating awareness regarding the significance of standardization in a contemporary globalized world.

The process of standardization is essential for facilitating trade and facing technical challenges in this globalized world.

Moreover, the member nations pledge to make the world a better place to reside in and aim at working towards building smart cities with international standards.

This day is celebrated every year with different prolific themes all across the globe.

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History of World Standards Day

The first World Standards Day was formally inaugurated in 1970 by Faruk Sunter. He was the then-President of the International Organization of Standardization (ISO).

The date of 14 October commemorates the first meeting of delegates from 25 countries on 14 October 1946 in London. They decided to design a global organization to facilitate standardization. They created the ISO a year later.