Making history

This edition depicts an evolving organization.

From the birth of the first ISO standard in 1951 to our emblematic management systems standards and our latest adaptation for educational institutions, the issue takes a look back at ISO’s 70-year journey and some of the formative events that shaped its history.

It offers a forward-looking view of the evolution of International Standards, accounting for factors such as globalization, technology trends, the development of new products and the state of the global economy, all of which, ultimately, highlight the demand for standards. 

July/August 2017

Making history

From the birth of the first ISO standard to our emblematic management systems standards, we look back at ISO’s 70-year journey and some of the formative events that shaped its history.

Spotlight

Interview

Economists have reasons to be cheerful

Simon Baptist"Bringing more countries and sectors into widespread use of International Standards will be useful."

Simon Baptist, Global Chief Economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit

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