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International Organization for Standardization [1]

ISO membership
FormationFebruary 23, 1947
TypeNon-governmental organization
Purpose/focusInternational standardization
HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland
Membership163 members[2]

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.[1] Its members are standards bodies from various countries around the world. Its headquarters are in Geneva.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The three official full names of the ISO can be found at the beginning of the foreword sections of the PDF document: "ISO/IEC Guide 2:2004 Standardization and related activities — General vocabulary" (PDF). Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. 
  2. "ISO members". International Organization for Standardization. Archived from the original on February 9, 2015. 

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