International Organisation For Standardisation (ISO)

Foundation Date: February 1947

Headquarter: Switzerland

President: Terry Hill

Member Countries: 163

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) story began in 1946 when delegates from 25 countries met at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London and decided to create a new international organization ‘to facilitate the international coordination and unification of industrial standards’. In February 1947 the new organisation, ISO, officially began operations.

Since then,we have published over 19 500 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and manufacturing.

Today ISO have members from 161 countries and 3 368 technical bodies to take care of standard development. More than 150 people work full time for ISO’s Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

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