10% of the world's population, or 650 million people are affected by some kind of disability. In view of its enormous impact on the social and economic situation in countries around the world, ISO Focus+ is devoting its Report to accessibility.

Travel can be exciting and rewarding. But it can also present many challenges. This issue features some of the key standards that facilitate travel – from passports to tourism services.

This issue provides insight on the ISO methodology and looks at the economic and social benefits of standards from various perspectives.

This issue showcases stories from companies benefiting from ISO standards and implementing management systems standards for quality and environmental or food safety as well as occupational health and safety.

This issue looks at the diversity of ISO standards for RFID, highlighting some of the many areas reaping the benefits of their use: from libraries and gas cylinders to animal identification devices and cargo shipment.

More than 2000 children die every day as a result of an accident. This issue brings together a portfolio of articles that showcase ISO standards as prevention measures, as well as areas of particular concern for children.

The February special report highlights some key examples of standards that are facilitating interoperability of products, services, processes and knowledge.

ISO TC and SC Chairs include some remarkable men and women. Which is why the first issue of the new and improved ISO Focus+ has been dedicated to them.
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