International Standards Organization

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International Organization for Standardization

A non-governmental organization that sets standard codes for countries and currencies. ISO sets the ISO 3166 codes for countries and provinces, which are used in international banking transactions and shipping. Likewise, it sets the ISO 4217 codes for individual currencies. ISO has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and, because its standards are usually adopted into the law of member states, it is more powerful than most other NGOs.

International Standards Organization (SIO)

an international organization established to promote common technical standards in all spheres of operations, including science and commerce.
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The International Standards Organization is the specialized international agency for quality standardization.
ISO/TS 16949:2002 is an International Standards Organization (ISO) Technical Specification, which aligns existing American (QS-9000), German (VDA6.
On July 11, 2005, ICAO formally adopted the machine readable passport specifications, developed collaboratively by it and the International Standards Organization (ISO), as the worldwide standard for Passports.
Leonardo Chiariglione, who developed worldwide standards for digital audio and video coding, such as MP3 and MPEG, while chairing the working group of the International Standards Organization ISO/IEC.
Experts from industry, international standards organizations, academe and government weighed the evolving role of standards and the hundreds of organizations that develop them.
The IMTC works with international standards organizations that include, ETSI, IEEE, IETF, ISO/IEC, ITU-T, TIA, 3GPP and W3C.
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