The World Standards Cooperation is a high-level collaboration between the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and ITU (International Telecommunication Union). Under this banner, the three organizations preserve their common interests in strengthening and advancing the voluntary consensus-based International Standards system.
Promotion of international standards system
IEC, ISO and ITU have undertaken several initiatives that were organized under the WSC banner. Those included workshops, education and training, and the promotion of the international standards system.
IEC, ISO and ITU believe that International Standards are an important instrument for global trade and economic development. They provide a harmonized, stable and globally recognized framework for the dissemination and use of technologies. They encompass best practices and agreements that encourage more equitable development and promote the overall growth of the Information Society.
International Standards are consensus based and transparent. They invite the contribution of all interested stakeholders through an extensive network of national members. International Standards increase market relevance and acceptance and are the corner stone of global trade and development.