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14 October 2023

Geneva, Switzerland (online)
(14:00 – 15:00 UTC+2)  Past event

Not an expert? No problem…

Come find out how International Standards can help you achieve your goals faster.

Do you need the right tools and solutions to be accessible to everyone, everywhere? This is at the core of standardization.

We rely on standards to help complex things in life work the way that they’re supposed to, from the Smartphones in our pockets to the satellites high above our heads. Standards are also a crucial aid to policy makers. They have a multi-faceted role to play in handling key topics like climate change, from the strategic and regulatory level to project goals.

While standards themselves are very technical, the way that they’re created is actually quite straightforward.

They’re made by people who love what they do. People who want to make the world work better. People like you.

That’s why this year, for #WorldStandardsDay, we want to get back to basics and explain how standards can help you accelerate your organization’s objectives.

What standards actually are

We’ll kick off the session by covering what standards actually are and how they play a role in day-to-day life. Then, we’ll look closer at the link between standards helping the planet and accelerating the successful achievement of the SDGs. Afterall, a shared vision for a better world, is what this year’s World Standards Day is all about.

We want a world that is better, fairer, and more sustainable! International Standards can help us get there—YOU can help us get there. By finding out more about how standards are relevant to your organization, you’re building a better planet for everyone. But don’t take our word for it—ask us!

The second half of this session is dedicated entirely to you

This is your time to ask questions and be curious about standards. How do standards help the United Nations SDGs? How is a standard made? How are standards relevant to my organization? How can I get involved in standardization?

The floor will be yours to ask IEC, ISO and ITU.

Philippe Metzger

Philippe Metzger
IEC  General Secretary & CEO

Sergio Mujica

Sergio Mujica
ISO Secretary-General

Chaesub Lee

Chaesub Lee
Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

We look forward to seeing you on #WorldStandardsDay!


(14:00 - 15:00 UTC+2)


Online (Zoom required)




Open to everyone, and especially non-standards experts


WSD Panel Discussion

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