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  • 1. InternationalOrganization for Standardization Discover ISO By: Raziel B. Lucagbo ACT- 1
  • 2. How ISO Standards Are Developed A technical committee meet to discuss, debate and argue until they reach consensus on a draft agreement. circulated as a Draft International Standard (DIS) to ISOs membership as a whole for comment and balloting. ISO members then take account of any feedback they receive in formulating their position on the draft standard. If the voting is in favor, the document, with eventual modifications, is circulated to the ISO members as a Final Draft International Standard (FDIS If that vote is positive, the document is then published as an International Standard. Every working day of the year, an average of eight ISO meetings are taking place somewhere in the world. ISO technical bodies have already gone over entirely ◦ working electronically ◦ speeds up the development of standards ◦ cuts travel costs.
  • 3. ISOs International Partners three organizations, based in Geneva, Switzerland, have formed the World Standards Cooperation (WSC) to act as a strategic focus for collaboration and the promotion of international standardization. ◦ International Organization Standardization ( ISO) ◦ International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) ◦ International Telecommunication Union (ITU). It has a close relationship with the World Trade Organization (WTO) ◦ particularly appreciates the contribution of ISOs standards to reducing technical barriers to trade. ISO collaborates with the United Nations (UN) Organization and its specialized agencies and commissions, also those involved in the harmonization of regulations and public policies. ◦ CODEX Alimentarius on food safety measurement, management and traceability ◦ UN Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE), on the safety of motor vehicles and the transportation of dangerous goods ◦ World Health Organization (WHO), on health technologies ◦ International Maritime Organization (IMO), on transport security ◦ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), on the quality of services related to tourism.
  • 4. In Addition of ISO’s InternationalPartners ISO cooperates with UN organizations that provide assistance and support to developing countries ◦ United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) ◦ United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) ◦ International Trade Centre (ITC). ISOs technical committees have formal liaison relations with over 600 international and regional organizations. ISO also collaborates regularly with the major international organizations for metrology, quality and conformity assessment. ISO has reinforced its links with international organizations representing different groups of stakeholders. ◦ World Economic Forum (WEF) ◦ Consumers International (CI) ◦ World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and ◦ International Federation of Standards Users (IFAN).
  • 5. ISOs Regional Partners ISOs members also belong to regional standardization organizations. ISO has recognized regional standards organizations, representing: ◦ African Regional Organization for Standardization (ARSO) ◦ Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO) ◦ European Committee for Standardization (CEN) ◦ Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT) ◦ Euro Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (EASC) ◦ Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) ◦ ASEAN Consultative Committee for Standards and Quality (ACCSQ)