International Organization for Standardization

  • international organization for standardization
    organisation internationale de normalisation
    Международная организация по стандартизации
    iso logo (red square).svg
    abbreviationiso
    formation23 february 1947
    typenon-governmental organization
    purposeinternational standardization
    headquartersgeneva, switzerland
    membership
    164 members
    (40 correspondent and
    4 subscriber)[1]
    official languages
    • english
    • french
    • russian[2]
    president
    john walter
    websiteiso.org edit this at wikidata

    the international organization for standardization (iso; /) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.

    founded on 23 february 1947, the organization promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial, and commercial standards. it is headquartered in geneva, switzerland,[3] and works in 164 countries.[1]

    it was one of the first organizations granted general consultative status with the united nations economic and social council.

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International Organization for Standardization
Organisation internationale de normalisation
Международная организация по стандартизации
ISO Logo (Red square).svg
AbbreviationISO
Formation23 February 1947
TypeNon-governmental organization
PurposeInternational standardization
HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland
Membership
164 members
(40 correspondent and
4 subscriber)[1]
Official languages
President
John Walter
Websiteiso.org Edit this at Wikidata

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO; /) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.

Founded on 23 February 1947, the organization promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial, and commercial standards. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland,[3] and works in 164 countries.[1]

It was one of the first organizations granted general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.