World Standards Day 2016

Each year on 14 October, the members of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) celebrate World Standards Day, to pay a tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who dedicate their time and expertise to the development of international standards.The theme for World Standards Day in 2016 is ‘Standards Build Trust’.Around the globe, various activities are chosen by national bodies to commemorate the date. The IEC, ISO and ITU run a video competition in the run-up to World Standards Day, challenging entrants to record a 15-second video demonstrating how difficult life would be in a world without international standards. You can find the videos here. Globally, World Standards day for the first time was celebrated on 1970.