World Standards Day is an annual day which is celebrated every year on 14 October around the world. World Standards Day aims to enhance awareness among industry, regulators, and consumers as to the significance of standardization to the world economy.
History of World Standards Day
World Standards Day was first organized in 1946. The 14 October was officially chosen the date in 1946 when official delegates from 25 countries first gathered in London, and in this gathering, they decided to make an international organization which is focused on facilitating standardization. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) was envisaged during the conference, and one year later, ISO was formed. In 1970 the World Standards Day was first celebrated.
World Standards Day was organized to enhance more and more awareness about the significance of standardization to the international economy among the industrial sectors, consumers, and regulators. Standardization is the way of progress and implementation of technical standards.
The Theme of World Standards Day
World Standards Day is celebrated with a specific theme every year. Events and activities are organized according to every year’s theme. Some past year’s theme of World Standards Day is as follows:
- The theme of World Standards Day of 2018: “International Standards and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
- The theme of World Standards Day of 2017: “Standards make cities smarter.”
- The theme of World Standards Day of 2016: “Standards Build Trust.”
- The theme of World Standards Day of 2015: “Standards, A common language.”
- The theme of World Standards Day of 2014: “Standards level the playing field.”
- The theme of World Standards Day of 2013: “Standards for a World at Work and Play.”
- The theme of World Standards Day of 2012: “Less waste, better results – Standards increase efficiency.”
- The theme of World Standards Day of 2011: “International Standards – Creating confidence globally.”
How people celebrated this day?
On World Standards Day, many events and activities are organized around the world. In these include exhibitions, seminars, and conferences by different organizations worldwide. Talk shows, newspaper, and radio also promote this day. In some countries “World Standards Week” is held on or near 14 October every year. With the celebration of World Standards Day, a tribute is paid to different volunteers worldly who take part in activities which are related to standardization. The national authorities selected various events around the world to celebrate World Standards Day. The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) celebrates World Standards Day with international society. The SCC is the national accreditation body of Canada. It observes the World Standards Day close to the dates of the international observance.
Is it a public holiday?
The World Standards Day is an annual observance day and not a public holiday.