Protecting the planet with standards, the theme of this year’s World Standards Day, highlights the important role of standards in helping to minimize the negative consequences that human activity can have on the planet.
Disaster risk governance is the theme of this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction held on 13 October. According to the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, “Bad situations only get worse without good disaster risk governance”.
The online standards development pilot groups will start using the new tool to draft standards. Participants include technical committee secretaries, assistant secretaries working groups, and maintenance team convenors, project team leaders, project leaders and experts.
Cities are vibrant centres of business, culture and learning. They are a gathering placed for innovation and creativity. Recent developments in technology and data collection have opened new opportunities and accelerated the possibility to improve quality of life.
The theme of this year’s World Teachers Day, which falls on 5 October, is the vital role played by teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Helping students adjust to distance learning is one of the many challenges that teachers have faced in 2020.
Electricity is the cornerstone for economic development and social wellbeing and serves as a golden thread across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations in its blueprint for building a better world by 2030.
In response to market demand, IEC is now offering new editions of its most popular standards with comments by technical experts. Known as Commented Versions (CMV), these publications provide commentary on the major changes between the new edition of the standard and the previous one.