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ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards. ISO is a network of national standards bodies of 164 countries, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

ISO standards are voluntary and we don’t regulate or legislate, although countries may decide to adopt our standards as regulations or refer to them in legislation. We have more than 22600 standards in our portfolio. Our programme ranges from standards for traditional activities, such as agriculture and construction, through mechanical engineering, manufacturing and distribution, to transport, medical devices, the environment, safety, information and communication technologies and to standards for good practice and for services.

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Katie Bird
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More than 100 of our members are from developing countries and every full member has the right to take part in standards development, no matter what the size or strength of their economy. Currently the ISO standards-development system comprise 785 technical bodies including 238 ISO technical committees.

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Our name

From the Greek isos, meaning equal. Whatever the country, whatever the language, the short form of our name is always ISO.

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Standards in action
Learn about how International Standards work in the real world, and the benefits they bring to business, society and the environment.


ISO campaign microsites
Highlighting the role of standards in particular sectors, you can find a list of our previous campaign microsites below.
Annual reports
A summary of the year's activities
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ISO in figures
Our key achievements in figures at a single glance
Cover page: ISO in brief
ISO in brief
An introduction to the ISO system, how it works and how ISO standards benefit the world.


More introductory publications about ISO and standards »

Sergio Mujica

ISO Secretary-General

Sergio Mujica joined ISO as Secretary-General in July 2017, having spent 7 years at the World Custom’s Organization (WCO) as Deputy Secretary-General. Prior to working at the World Customs Organization, Mr Mujica spent 15 years working for the Government of Chile with the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and as the Director General of Chile Customs

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Official Twitter account: @isosecgen

Sergio Mujica, ISO Secretary General
Sergio Mujica, Secretary-General
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ISO Building
Central Secretariat premises in Geneva
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