GSO celebrates World Standards Day 2022
The Standardization Organization for the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GSO) joins similar bodies and organizations in the countries of the world in celebrating the fifty-second World Standards Day, which coincides with the 14th of October of each year.
This year’s celebration comes under the theme “Standards and the Sustainable Development Goals…Our Common Vision for a Better World”.
In his speech on this occasion, His Excellency Mr. Saud bin Nasser Al-Khusaibi, President of GSO, pointed out that GSO and other standardization bodies in the countries of the world celebrate annually the World Standards Day as a collective initiative and an opportune way to hail the joint and consolidated efforts of thousands of experts around the world who work on studies, research and experiments to be eventually agreed upon and approved and published as international standards.
He indicated that the efforts exerted to confront the ongoing global pandemic have revealed the absolute necessity to address the sustainable development goals in a comprehensive manner, to strengthen our societies, and make them more resilient, and more equitable and equal.
He added, in “Working together, we empower individuals with realistic solutions to directly address sustainability challenges, and in this spirit, we share on this long journey, we celebrate World Standards Day and consider the many ways in which international standards contribute to the success of the sustainable development goals. For this objective, we stand united today to work together to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, relying on standards for the Sustainable Development Goals, and our “shared vision for a better world.”
His Excellency the President of GSO called on everyone to contribute to achieving the goals of sustainable development and rebuilding better, indicating that standards have become more important than ever.
His Excellency mentioned that the entire standards system is participatory in its nature. This is indicative of the power of cooperation, and a firm belief that we stronger collectively rather than working individually; and that the sustainable development goals lead us towards progress, which requires us to continue our partnerships with different sectors and build new partnerships and focus on supporting environmental, economic and social practices towards achieving sustainable and comprehensive growth, as well as accelerating our future plans and strategies and our shared vision for a better world.
At the conclusion of his speech, Al-Khusaibi hailed the great efforts exerted by international, regional and national organizations in the field of standardization. He also extended his sincere thanks gratitude to all employees of GSO and the national standardization bodies in member states, regional and international organizations, and all those who support GSO, and all standardization disciplines.
It is worthwhile mentioning that October 14 is the anniversary of the founding of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which was established in 1947. The World Standards Day is celebrated annually by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The three international organizations issue jointly annual speech on this occasion that sheds light on one of the issues related to standardization. The celebration is shared by the various standardization bodies in the countries of the world.