Issue 38 – May 2012
In 2011, references to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and its Standards on internet media sites increased by 38%. But how many people have an idea of the size of ISO and its Standards development operations? To answer such questions, ISO recently published an updated brochure, ISO in figures.
This new edition of the four-page brochure reveals that:
- at the end of 2011, ISO comprised a network of national Standards bodies of 163 countries
- the job of developing voluntary ISO Standards for business, government, and society was being carried out by a total of 3335 technical bodies, and includes 224 technical committees, each of which addresses a specific sector of business or technology
- in 2011, ISO published 1206 new or revised Standards, bringing the total number of current Standards in the ISO catalogue at the end of the year to 19 203.
An indication of the demand for new ISO Standards is that during 2011, 1419 new projects for ISO Standards were registered, raising the number of items in the work programme to 4007.
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