World Standards Day 2021:
Standardization is an important factor to things and quantities that are usually measured to a certain specified level of appropriateness. Had there been no standards, measuring things and quantities would have been a tedious task.
So, in this article further, we will know about the history, significance, and theme of World Standards Day 2021, a day that raises awareness for the importance of standardization to the global economy.
Also known as International Standards Day is observed every year on 14th October, across the globe.
World Standard Day is celebrated on 14th October, as the date marks the day when in 1946, the delegates from 25 countries gathered in London and took a decision to create an international organization that focuses on facilitating standardization.
However, the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) was formed a year later in 1947. The first World Standards Day was celebrated in 1970.
World Standards Day is celebrated every year to honor the efforts of the various experts who contributed to developing voluntary standards within standards development organizations such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
The World Standards Day aims to create awareness among regulators, consumers as well as industries for the importance of standardization to the global economy.
The theme for World Standard Day 2021 is “ Standards for sustainable development goals- a shared vision for a better future.”