World Standards Day, also known as International Standards Day, is celebrated on 14 October each year, the day honours the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards within standards development organizations such as the members of the IEC, ISO and ITU.

The day celebrate is to raise awareness about the importance of standardisation to the global economy among the consumers, regulators and industry.


The International Organization for Standards was created in 1946, 14th October was chosen in 1946 to mark the date in the presence of well-known experts and delegates of 25 countries first gathered in London and decided to create an international organization focused on facilitating standardization. But it was first celebrated in 1970 by Faruk Sunter, the President of IES to facilitate standardization in the industrial sectors.

Around the globe, various activities are chosen by national standards bodies and intergovernmental organizations to commemorate the date.


Every year, the day celebrates with a specific theme, the Theme of World Standards Day 2021 is about our shared vision for a better world.

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