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International Organization for Standardization


ISO membership
Abbreviation ISO
Formation February 23rd, 1947
Type Non-governmental organization
Purpose/focus International standardization
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
Membership 163 members
Website www.iso.org

The International Organization for Standardization is an international body dedicated to promoting international standards. Its official languages are English, French and Russian. Its name in French is Organisation internationale de normalisation and its name in Russian is Международная организация по стандартизации or Myezhdunarodnaya organizatsiya po standartizatsii. Its short name form is ISO. Its members are standards bodies from various countries around the world. Its headquarters are in Geneva.

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