The operations of ISO are governed by the Council, consisting of the Officers, the Chairs of the policy development committees (CASCO, COPOLCO, DEVCO) and twenty elected member bodies.

Council appoints the Secretary-General, the Treasurer, the fifteen members of the Technical Management Board, and the Chairs of the policy development committees. It also decides on the annual budget of the Central Secretariat.

The Council is chaired by the President.

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Participating countries

Reference Title Type
ISO/COUNCIL/AHG 2 AHG on ISO governance Working group *
ISO/CSC/FIN Council Standing Committee on Finance (CSC/FIN) Sub committee
ISO/CSC/SPC Strategy and Policy Committee (CSC/SPC) Sub committee

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
18 September 2017 Berlin (Germany) ISO/COUNCIL *
22-23 March 2018 Geneva (Switzerland) ISO/COUNCIL **
24 September 2018 Geneva (Switzerland) ISO/COUNCIL **

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional