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World Standards Day

World Standards Day


Members of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) take part in this special celebration.

This year's theme seeks to highlight the fundamental role of international standards in the advances in video technology, which are changing our world, revolutionizing entertainment, connecting friends and families across the globe and enriching our communications experiences.

These gains in both the sophistication and accessibility of video are built on international standards. The video compression algorithms standardized in collaboration IEC, ISO and ITU have been awarded two Primetime Emmy Awards, recognizing that these standards are central to industry’s ability to meet rising demand for video.

Standards provide an effective response to the major challenges facing society and organizations, and improve the competitiveness of organizations and increase the well-being of people.

The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, is the Spanish standardization body that represents the nation on European and international standardization bodies by ensuring that recommendations made by experts from Spanish organizations are heard by the global forums where the standards that enable them to compete are created.

Video by Sergio Mujica, General Secretary of ISO