There is a National Ice Cream Day, a National Hopscotch Day, and a World Beard Day, so why shouldn’t there be a World Standards Day?

Good news. World Standards Day is celebrated internationally each year on October 14 and honors the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards within standards development organizations, such as those included in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

World Standards Day seeks to raise awareness among regulators, industry, and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the global economy and has been celebrated since 1970.

The date was specifically chosen from 1946, when delegates from 25 countries first gathered in London and decided to create an international organization focused on facilitating standardization. ISO was formed one year later.

Melody K. Smith

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