Active in: The technical work is carried out under the overall management of the Technical Management Board.

Details at:
http://www.iso.org/iso/standards_development/governance_of_technical_work.htm

The tasks of the Technical Management Board are described here: http://www.iso.org/iso/standards_development/governance_of_technical_work/technical_management_board.htm


Summary Description

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards.

ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 159 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.

ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors. On the one hand, many of its member institutes are part of the governmental structure of their countries, or are mandated by their government. On the other hand, other members have their roots uniquely in the private sector, having been set up by national partnerships of industry associations.

Therefore, ISO enables a consensus to be reached on solutions that meet both the requirements of business and the broader needs of society.

Source: http://www.iso.org/iso/about.htm

Aim & Objectives

Developing and publishing international standards that represent a consensus on solutions that meet both the requirements of business and the broader needs of society.

Standards ensure desirable characteristics of products and services such as quality, environmental friendliness, safety, reliability, efficiency and interchangeability - and at an economical cost. (http://www.iso.org/iso/about/discover-iso_why-standards-matter.htm )

Claims & Core Values

Form a bridge between the public and private sectors.

The global standards setting process should meet the attributes Openness, Consensus, Balance and Transparency1

Activities

The structure of ISO is described here: http://www.iso.org/iso/structure

Detailed descriptions are available at: http://www.iso.org/iso/standards_development.htm

Resources

The production and publishing of 6 kinds of deliverables:

following the procedure that is described here: http://www.iso.org/iso/about/how_iso_develops_standards.htm