World Standards Day Observed on October 14

The World Standards Day was celebrated in most countries across the globe on 14 October. World Standards Day is celebrated annually on 14th of October to mark the development of voluntary engineering and scientific standards.

Aim of World Standards Day

The Day honours the efforts of thousands of experts across the globe, who came together to develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as international standards. These experts mostly worked  under different standards development organizations such as the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), ISO (International Organisation for Standardization), ITU (International Teleommunication Union), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force).  World Standards Day is also to celebrate the work of these organizations.

Also, World Standards Day seeks to raise awareness regarding the significance of standardization in the global economy, among regulators, industry and consumers.

Origins of World Standards Day

On October 14, 1946, representatives from 25 countries gathered in London for the first time with the aim of creating an international organization solely focused on facilitating standardization. The ISO was formed a year later in 1947. The first World Standards Day was celebrated on 14 October, 1970.

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