THIRD CONFERENCE FOR TC/SC CHAIRS
"Making the ISO system
globally relevant and efficient"
16 and 17 june 2005
technical committees and their subcommittees are the
backbone of the ISO system. The Chairs of the technical
committees and their subcommittees and their Secretariats,
together with the Technical Management Board and the
Central Secretariat, are the main drivers behind the
production and maintenance of ISO deliverables. On
them depends the fulfilment of ISO's strategic objectives
relating to the technical work, and in particular
the assurance of global and market relevance, quality
of consensus, and timely delivery of ISO deliverables.
Over the last few years, ISO
has taken a number of actions to better position itself
as the leading platform for the production of globally
and market relevant International Standards, covering
products, services, management and business practices.
The major actions have been:
- the ISO Code of Ethics
- the adoption of ISO 2005-2010
Strategic Plan "Standards for a sustainable
- the ISO Five Year Action
Plan for Developing Countries
- the development of our policy
on Global Relevance
- the deployment of a communication
plan designed to enhance ISO's profile with governments,
industry and civil society at large.
Furthermore, a number of improvements
have been made in the working environment and methods
of work, such as IT tools.
This third TC/SC Chairs' conference,
entitled "Making the ISO system globally relevant
and efficient" is designed to address these developments
and to enable an exchange of information and expertise
on best and desired practices as well as to pave the
way for constant improvement. We give Chairs of the
Technical Committees and their Subcommittees a warm
welcome and look forward to learning expectations
and exchanging experience and ideas on the conduct
and prospects of our technical work.