IACLD: Happy World Standard Day!

IACLD: Happy World Standard Day!

World Standards Day

Each year on 14 October, the members of the IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards.


We envision a world that is better, fairer, and more sustainable, prioritizing the well-being and health of all.

Aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for peace, prosperity, and the welfare of both people and the planet, each SDG presents an urgent call to action, and achieving them requires our collective effort.

International Standards offer practical solutions we can all stand behind. By using international standards, you become a part of the solution. 

SDG 3 focuses on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all;  this plays a crucial role in our shared vision.

As the leading developers of international standards, the IEC, ISO, and ITU urge the global community to unite in this endeavor.

Together, we can create a world where well-being and good health are safeguarded, today and for the generations to come.


SDG 3 - accessible and safe healthcare for all 
Access to quality healthcare is a human right and essential to sustainable development. SDG 3 aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. 

International standards and conformity assessment play a crucial role in reaching the targets of SDG 3. They provide a global framework that facilitates adoption of digital health technologies, research and development, manufacturing, and maintenance of healthcare devices and systems, ensuring that effective, safe and reliable medical devices, health services and systems are accessible to a broad swath of the global population.

They also provide the basis for effective policy making and regulation that encourages collaboration in view of improving healthcare outcomes. 

As digital health technology develops, IEC, ISO and ITU standards help ensure that systems are secure and the privacy of patients is protected.  
We stand united to work together to accelerate the United Nations 2030 Agenda, with standards for the SDGs, and our ‘shared vision for a better world’.