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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Gerald G Sander

Subject(s):
International trade — International minimum standard — Universal international organizations — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) — Membership of international organizations — Practice and procedure of international organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The International Organization for Standardization (‘ISO’) is the largest creator of voluntary technical standards in the world ( Non-Governmental Organizations ). The main activity of the ISO is the development of technical standards which have meaningful economic and social effects with the exception of telecommunications, for which the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is responsible. A technical standard is the definition of the characteristics of technical units such as devices, construction units, and resources, and of technical interfaces,...
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