International Organization for Standardization


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International Organization for Standardization

ISO is not an acronym but the name of a standards setting organization chartered by the United Nations. The name ISO is derived from Greek and connotes equality, i.e. each member country regardless of size or wealth gets only one vote. The ISO 4217 are the standard three letter currency codes. These codes are usually composed of the ISO 3166 two letter country code plus a third letter representing the name of the currency.

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.
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(13.) International Organization for Standardization. Data Elements and Interchange Formats--Information Interchange--Representation of Dates and Times.
HTTP was not mentioned (International Organization for Standardization, 2000).
The new International Organization for Standardization technical committee ISO/TC 229, established to develop international standards for nanotechnologies, recently held its inaugural meeting in London where it spelled out its goals.
The IDF and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) together play a leading role in providing authoritative internationally agreed methods that are recognized and applied all over the world.
The resulting effort, called the Common Industry Format (CIF) for Usability Test Reports, was recently approved as a worldwide standard by the Software and Systems Engineering Committee of the International Organization for Standardization. For more information on CIF, see www.nist.gov/iusr.
More than 80 delegates from 16 countries participated in the meeting of Technical Committee 6 (Paper, Board, and Pulps) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), held June 6-10, 2005, in Stockholm, Sweden.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has granted ISO 9001:2000 certification to U.S.
"The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is interested in accessing ordinance data for comparative purposes in the insurance industry," said Martin.
recently was awarded ISO 9001:2000 registration by CRS, a Toledo, OH-based International Organization for Standardization (IOS) registrar.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has carried out a feasibility study regarding the establishment of standards for CSR and has launched a forum to gather stakeholder views from around the world.
will sponsor the 2004 ISO (international Organization for Standardization) Flooring Conference to be held March 31-April 2 in Key West, FL.
manufacturer to obtain the full range of quality, environmental, health/safety, and laboratory management certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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