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World Standards Day 2021:October 14  

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STANDardWorld Standards Day or International Standards Day is observed on October 14 every year at the global level.  This date was chosen to mark the first meeting of delegates of IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), ISO( International Organization for Standardization) and ITU ( International Telecommunication Union) in from 25 countries in London, United Kingdom who established an international organisation for facilitating standardisation.


To create awareness about the importance of standardisation to the world.

World Standard Day 2021 Theme-

‘’Standards for Sustainable Development Goals – Our Shared Vision for a Better World”.

Historical background

i.The first World Standard Day was celebrated in 1970 by the President of IES Faruk Sumter who inaugurated the proceedings in the industrial sectors.

ii.The day is meant for appreciating the efforts of technical communities for creating ‘International Standards’ .


The ‘standards’ are built and acclaimed through a scientific process of technical documentation. The member countries pledge to make the world a better place to live in on this day and work towards building smart cities with international standards.

About ISO (International Organization for Standardization)

Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
President- Eddy Njoroge
Members – 165 national standards bodies