Progress for planet and people: powered by standards

This World Standards Day it’s time to build a better, fairer, more inclusive and sustainable world.

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To safeguard our future and protect our planet so that it can be enjoyed by generations to come, we must work together. 

That's why, together with our partners around the world, we’re celebrating World Standards Day and the entire standards system, which is built on collaboration. In a world where differences too often divide us and obstruct progress, we stand for dialogue, building consensus, and making sure that every voice is heard.  

In addition to fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment, standards themselves provide practical solutions to real world problems, like those at the heart of the UN Sustainable development Goals. The SDGs offer a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.  They cover many areas and, in almost all cases, there’s a role for standards.  

Achieving the SDGs will require the cooperation of many public and private partners, and the use of all available tools to disseminate best practice, including international standards and conformity assessment. 

That’s why ISO and it's members together with our partners in World Standards Cooperation, the IEC and ITU, are using World Standards Day to accelerate collective global action through standards.

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