Panoramic view of the Dubai downtown.
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Smart cities are more than just a buzzword. With expanding urban areas expected to host up to 70 % of the total world population by 2050, they are a necessity. “Standards make cities smarter” is the theme of World Standards Day 2017, celebrated on 14 October by the International Electrotechnical Commission...
View of a hand holding a phone and ordering an Uber taxi ride.
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Whether it’s hailing a taxi, finding somewhere to stay on your travels or arranging help at home, new and sophisticated Websites and apps are ripping up traditional business models. A new ISO International Workshop Agreement aims to provide the foundation on which more standardization solutions to support...
City view of Turin, Italy
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International Standards were recognized by G7 leaders as a key tool for progress at the recent G7 Heads of State meeting held in Turin, Italy.
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The number of valid certificates to ISO management system standards (MSS) rose 8 % in 2016 compared to 2015, according to latest figures of the ISO Survey.
Two senior women cycling in dunes, Texel, Netherlands.
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1 October is the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, which celebrates the achievements and contributions that older people make to society. This year’s theme – “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society” – highlights the...
Two container boats.
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Moving goods between the point of origin and the point of consumption requires the collaboration and cooperation of many actors and even more machinery.
Woman walking on a wooden bridge in a trail in  Vermont Nature Trail, St.-Vincent
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As one of the world’s biggest economic sectors, tourism affects virtually all of us. Not only does it currently represent 7 % of the world’s exports in goods and services, generating USD 4 billion a day on average, it also has a significant impact on the world we live in. Which is why making it sustainable...
Electronic syringe with an automatic loading.
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The medical devices industry is one of the most highly regulated sectors in the world. Significant quality systems and product requirements must be satisfied to ensure the medical devices produced are fit for their intended purpose. 
Brigitte Zypries
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“The success of International Standards is a good example of the benefits international cooperation can bring,” said Brigitte Zypries, the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, at the ISO General Assembly in Berlin, Germany. Ms Zypries went on to congratulate the organization for...
Lots of people in Bondi beach, Sidney, Australia
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All tourism activities of whatever motivation – holidays, business travel, conferences, adventure travel and ecotourism – are giving the industry a big boost. Today, tourism is one of the world’s fastest developing sectors, with increasing growth forecasted for the coming years. But how can International...