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Creating Confidence: Oct. 14 is World Standards Day

Oct. 12, 2011
Friday, Oct. 14 is designated as World Standards Day, the annual event recognizing experts from around the globe who work with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and other international organizations to develop voluntary standards.

With a theme of “International Standards – Creating Confidence Globally,” World Standards Day 2011 will highlight how international standards for products and services support quality, ecology, safety, reliability, interoperability, efficiency and effectiveness. International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) President Dr. Klaus Wucherer, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Secretary-General Dr. Hamadoun Touré and ISO President Dr. Boris Aleshin will mark the event by signing the World Standards Day message.

“When we fall ill, we rely on the health care equipment used to treat us. When we drive our cars, we have confidence that the engine management, steering and braking and child safety systems are reliable. We expect to be protected against electrical power failure and the harmful effects of pollution,” the IEC, ISO and ITU leaders said. “Indeed, one of the key objectives of standardization is to provide this confidence.”

ANSI World Standards Week

The U.S. Celebration of International Standards Day – Advancing Safety and Sustainability Standards Worldwide – will be held Oct. 14 Washington, D.C., to recognize the role standards, codes and conformity play in protecting the health and safety of people and the environment.

This celebration is part of the ANSI World Standards Week, which is held Oct. 11-14. This year, ANSI World Standards Week focuses on the importance of transatlantic partnerships in the standardization and compliance industry.

For the full schedule of events, visit the ANSI World Safety Week site. or download a flyer for the U.S. Celebration of International Standards Day (PDF).

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