Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through standardization

Issue 02/2019 The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a call to action to make the world a safer, more peaceful and prosperous place, for all.

To achieve this, in 2015, United Nations Member States adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More...

Recovering from disasters

From severe droughts to hurricanes and flooding, disasters appear more frequently and with a greater intensity than in the past. Recognizing the human and economic toll of these disasters caused by...

Women still gotta fight!

Women are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). According to UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 29% of those in...

Cyber attacks targeting critical infrastructure

Malicious hackers are threatening public safety all over the world. In the United States, for example, the January edition of the National Intelligence Strategy Report warns, “Cyber threats...

Digital learning is redefining education

In parts of Asia, North and South America, Europe and Africa, digital technologies are enabling students to learn more effectively and from entirely new perspectives.

Balancing privacy, security and convenience in mobile devices

Mobile devices have rapidly changed society and the way in which we interact and exchange information. For example, the mobile phone has rapidly evolved from being purely a telephone to the complex...

Making IT sustainable

ISO and IEC produce many joint standards which specify how to improve the energy efficiency of information and communication technology (ICT). A number of these publications deal specifically with the...

Technical Committees In the beginning there was...terminology

IEC Technical Committee (TC 1) is the earliest IEC TC and plays...

Conformity Assessment Safety and performance assurances are key to solar PV investments

A significant number of solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants...

Conformity Assessment Fostering sustainable consumption and production

In the last 50 years, the global population has consumed more...

Conformity Assessment Tackling explosion and fire risks

Natural disasters strike at regular intervals on our planet....

In Store Super cool cables

IEC 63075 is a brand new standard which specifies tests methods...

In Store Protecting critical infrastructure: the importance of making power grids secure-by-design

For the second year in a row the World Economic Forum has listed...