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Floods, droughts, record-breaking temperatures – the evidence indicates that addressing climate change has become one of the world’s most pressing issues, which is why the publication of two ISO standards will have a significant part to play in helping to reduce damaging greenhouse gases.
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National libraries are amazing resources, community assets and treasure troves of knowledge. But what makes them so amazing? A new ISO standard helps to find that out via a combination of performance indicators and specific methods for impact assessment.
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At least half of the world’s population still do not have full coverage of healthcare services. Even more, where you live in the world can have a dramatic impact on access to these services. Many families are forced to choose between healthcare and other life-giving necessities, like food or housing....
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Every year, a dozen organizations come together to focus on global standards collaboration in the area of information and communication technology. This year’s meeting, GSC-22, was held in Montreux, Switzerland, and among a broad range of topics, expert speakers brought special focus to discussions on...
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Providing nutritious food for one in every nine people who are going hungry today means rethinking how we grow, share and consume food. With pressures such as climate change and a growing population, timing is everything. International Standards at the source of the food production chain will pave the...

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This month in ISOfocus

Cover page: ISOfocus March/April 2019: The anatomy of healthcare
March-april 2019

The anatomy of healthcare

A spotlight on how ISO standards have changed experiences for patients and their families, and the huge impact they have on medical processes and the practices of healthcare professionals. Here, we share the stories of the sector’s thought-leading and top-achieving researchers.

ISOfocus

Published in English, French and Spanish, six times per year, ISOfocus is your gateway to International Standards.

Whether a multinational enterprise faced with major decisions or a small business looking for ideas, ISOfocus seeks to provide both the kind of overviews that strategic planners need and the little details that can make a big difference.

You will find international topics covering everything from IT and transport to personal stories and everything in between. Our goal is to bring you the highest-quality information and most up-to-date and internationally relevant material on standards in each issue.


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