World Standards Day Date in the current year: October 14, 2016

World Standards Day World Standards Day is a global observance held annually on October 14. It was officially established in 1970 by Faruk Sünter, President of the International Organization for Standardization at the time.

International standards help overcome technical barriers in international commerce. The implementation of these standards became an important issue after the Industrial Revolution. The first international standards organization was created in 1906. But the most active development of standards began when the ISO was established in the mid-20th century.

World Standards Day was created by the ISO in order to raise awareness of the importance of standardization (the process of developing and implementing technical standards) to global economy. October 14 was chosen to commemorate the conference in London held in 1946, during which the ISO was conceived.

World Standards Day celebrations are coordinated by various international standards organizations, including the International Organization for Standardization, International Electrotechnical Commission, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Employees, International Telecommunication Union, Internet Engineering Task Force, etc. Various activities are carried out by national standards organizations across the world.

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