IEC Standardization Management Board (SMB) held its most recent meeting during the IEC General Meeting in Shanghai. Key topics covered include the UN Sustainable Development Goals, digital transformation, promoting regional balance and the implementation of the IEC Masterplan.
The IEC General Meeting (GM), which will take place from 21 to 25 October in Shanghai, is already exceeding all expectations. A record number of 4000 delegates has registered to attend the numerous workshops and technical committee gatherings that will be organized.
The G7 summit is about to begin in Biarritz. While it has been criticized for its lack of relevance, one of its topics of discussion still seems particularly pertinent: fighting inequality through digital development and artificial intelligence (AI).
IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment Systems contribute to 16 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations in its blueprint for building a better world by 2030.
From severe droughts to hurricanes and flooding, disasters appear more frequently and with a greater intensity than in the past. IEC Standards provide the tools to enable countries to recover from disasters.
The ITU opened its AI for Good Summit in Geneva with the goal of highlighting how artificial intelligence can be used to help achieve some of the world’s major objectives, as identified in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In 2015, the United Nations agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to make the world a safer, more peaceful and prosperous place, for all. International Standards and conformity assessment are playing a significant role.