October 14, 2018
Every year on October 14, the world scientific and technical community celebrates World Standardization Day .
On this day in 1946, a conference of national standards organizations opened in London and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) was established, and since 1970 it is celebrated as World Standardization Day.
In the Republic of Belarus, October 14, since 2000, is a professional holiday - the Day of Standardization. It emphasizes the strategic value of this activity for the state, the economy and society, recognizing the contribution of thousands of specialists to its development.
Every year this holiday all over the world takes place under a specific theme. In 2018, it is: “International Standards and the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
In their traditional message, the leaders of the three leading international standards organizations - IEC, ISO and ITU - note: “Today, standards will once more play a key role in the transition to a new era. The speed of change we are witnessing would not be possible without them. Innovators rely on International Standards, like those produced by IEC, ISO and ITU, to ensure compatibility and interoperability, so that new technologies can be seamlessly adopted. They are also a vehicle to spread knowledge and innovation globally. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has begun, but in order to seize its full potential for the betterment of society, standards are needed".