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...

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.

In the beginning there was...terminology

IEC Technical Committee (TC 1) is the earliest IEC TC and plays an essential role maintaining the International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) otherwise known as the Electropedia.

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...

IEC 62351 standards for secure-by-design power systems communications

For the second year in a row the World Economic Forum has listed cyber attacks as one of the top five global risks, and highlights that an attack on a country’s electricity system could potentially...

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...