|Organisation internationale de normalisation|
|Formation||23 February 1947|
|Purpose||International standards development|
(39 correspondents and
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO //) is an international standard development organization composed of representatives from the national standards organizations of member countries. Membership requirements are given in Article 3 of the ISO Statutes.
ISO was founded on 23 February 1947, and (as of November 2022) it has published over 24,500 international standards covering almost all aspects of technology and manufacturing. It has 809 Technical committees and sub committees to take care of standards development. The organization develops and publishes standardization in all technical and nontechnical fields other than electrical and electronic engineering, which is handled by the IEC. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and works in 167 countries as of 2022[update]. The three official languages of the ISO are English, French, and Russian.