Silk shop seller.
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ISO has partnered with the World Bank Group (WBG) to support ISO member national standards bodies in developing countries, based on their needs, with the implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). This will cover areas such as applying good practices for...
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Over a billion people around the world have some form of disability. Empowerment and inclusiveness of this large section of the population are therefore essential for a sustainable society, and make up the theme of this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Day also contributes to...
Skyscrapers in Hong Kong’s Central business district, China.
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Moving to a sustainable world requires money, and lots of it. Trillions, not billions, according to the World Bank. A new international ISO committee has just been formed to take sustainable finance to another level.
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Price transparency is one way of gaining consumer trust by making purchasing choices easier. A new standard for unit pricing will help consumers compare products quickly and effectively, a win-win solution for all.
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We’ve been using measurement since the beginning of time. Today, the world’s scientific community is making a fundamental change in how we measure things by redefining the kilogramme, the kelvin, the ampere and the mole, four of the seven base units of the International System of Units (SI). An ISO and...
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The number of management systems has risen dramatically in recent years, reflecting the needs and demands of more and more organizations looking to improve their performance across a wide range of areas and sectors. And most companies have more than one. ISO’s useful guide to integrating management system...
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution has been getting a lot of press. What does it really mean, and how will it affect us?
Hyundai worker woman polishing the front grille panel of a Hyundai car.
Shifting from a traditional automotive manufacturing process to advanced automated and digitalized intelligence manufacturing will lay the ground for how automotive companies compete in the future. We ask Hyundai how it all connects.
Children at the Gugulethu Primary School in KwaMashu just outside of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal on 19 September 2018.

The Gugulethu School is a recipient of a new EcoSan toilet system care of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge and funding from the BMGF. 

The BMGF visited the school in part to shoot a documentary on the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge - an attempt to bring sustainable sanitation solutions to 2.5 billion people worldwide that don't have access to safe, affordable sanitation.
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New ISO International Standard for revolutionary sanitation systems launched at the Reinvented Toilet Expo, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, held in Beijing today.
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Ensuring the safety of tractors and other agricultural equipment means ensuring the control systems that are in place work as they are meant to. The internationally trusted set of standards for such systems has just been updated, making it even fitter for the farm.