Recognizing the immense value of international standards can make, ISO recently launched a campaign to inform members, policy makers, businesses and organizations on how ISO standards can contribute to the United Nations Development Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
A dedicated section on its Website features a mapping tool that highlights more than 600 standards that contribute directly to achieving the Goals, as well as an informative brochure. It is intended to serve as a valuable resource for organizations looking to play their part.
In addition, interactive sessions were held jointly with the United Nations, represented by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) at the ISO General Assembly, held in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss how regulators, businesses and standardizers can work together to further constibute to the UN SDGs.
ISO has published more than 22 000 International Standards and related documents that provide a solid base on which innovation can thrive and are essential tools to help governments, industry and consumers to the achievement of every one of the SDGs.
Photo: From left, John Walter, ISO President; Michael Møller, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and current Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva; Sergio Mujica, ISO Secretary General.
For more information, see www.iso.org/sdgs.
Alternatively, to discover the linkages between VSS and the SDGs, visit VSS and the SDGs.