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World Standards Day 2020: Date, History, Theme and How To Observe

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World Standards Day or International Standards Day is an international day celebrated internationally each year on 14 October to raise awareness among regulators, industry, and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the global economy.

World Standards Day: History

14 October is celebrated as the World Standards Day by the members of the IEC, ISO, and ITU to pay tributes to the efforts made by thousands of experts worldwide, who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards.

14 October was specifically chosen to mark the date, in 1946, when delegates from 25 countries first gathered in London and decided to create an international organization focused on facilitating standardization. The first observance took place on October 14th, 1970.

World Standards Day 2020 theme

World Standards Day 2020 theme is “Protecting the planet with standards”


World Standards Day 2019 theme

World Standards Day 2019 theme was “Video standards create a global stage”

World Standards Day 2018 theme

World Standards Day 2018 theme was “Standards and the Fourth Industrial Revolution”


How To Observe World Standards Day

The main idea behind celebrating World Standards Day is to set standardization at the international level. This helps in making voluntary standards in everything and anything, including the capability to travel efficiently, having access to cleaner energy, and ensuring standard safety and security measures.

The U.S. standardization community provides an exhibit, reception, and dinner. Many other events are held around the world. These events include educational seminars and conferences. The World Standard Cooperation holds a contest each year to celebrate the day. To show your appreciation for international standards, share this day on social media using the hashtag #WorldStandardsDay

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