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Term: ISO (standards organization)

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world’s largest standards organization. Its membership is composed of the national standards institutes of 157 countries. Since its formation in 1947, it has published more than 17,000 international standards in response to global needs. ISO standards are developed by 200 technical committees which include representatives from the industrial, technical and business sectors, with input from representatives of government agencies, consumer organizations, academia and testing laboratories. Thirty-eight member organizations serve as Technical Secretariats providing administrative and technical services to the technical committees.
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