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Celebrating our shared vision for a better world

October 12, 2021

Celebrating our shared vision for a better world

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Each year, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) joins the international community in celebrating the importance of standards-related activities and pays tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of individuals that give their time and expertise to this important work. 

This year’s World Standards Day (WSD) theme is our shared vision for a better world. 

This focus is part of a multi-year campaign to showcase the importance of international standards to achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs present a blueprint to ending poverty and tackling climate change to create a more inclusive and sustainable world by 2030.  

SCC is proud of the Canadian standardization network’s collective actions to tackle climate change and its impacts (SDG 13). 

As the invisible infrastructure that safeguards the products, processes and services we rely on, standards offer solutions to today’s most pressing environmental, societal and economic issues. Thousands of ISO and IEC standards make a direct contribution to each of the 17 SDGs.  

To join the global conversation:  

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    Did you know?

    • On October 14, 1946, delegates from 25 countries gathered in London, England to create a new international organization dedicated to the coordination and unification of standards work. ISO was officially formed one year later.

      To commemorate this occasion, World Standards Day was first held on October 14, 1970, and the spirit of celebration has since expanded to include members of ISO, IEC and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).