Every year on 14th October, World Standards Day is observed globally. This day is celebrated internationally to honor the efforts of various experts who develop the voluntary standards within standards development organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). To know, more about the significance and aim of world standard day, candidates can check the article below.
Aim of World Standards Day
The aim of World Standards Day is to raise awareness among regulators, industry, and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the global economy. This date was chosen to mark the very first meeting of delegates in 1956 from 25 countries in London who decided to design an international organization for facilitating standardization.
World Standards Day: History
The 14th October was chosen to mark this day as the world standard day, in 1946, when delegates from 25 countries first gathered in London and decided to create an international organization focused on facilitating standardization. Though the ISO was formed one year later, it wasn’t until 1970 that the first World Standards Day was celebrated.