International Standards Organization

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International Organization for Standardization; International Standards Organization
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International Organization for Standardization
Organisation internationale de normalisation
Международная организация по стандартизации
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Formation23 February 1947
TypeNon-governmental organization
PurposeInternational standardization
HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland
164 members
(40 correspondent, 4 subscriber)
Official languages
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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO /ˈs/) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.

Founded on 23 February 1947, the organization promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and works in 164 countries.

It was one of the first organizations granted general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

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