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The 45th PASC Annual Meeting held in Noumea, New Caledonia

June 26, 2023
The Annual Meeting of the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) was held earlier this month in Nouméa, New Caledonia. The event brought together standards officials from the 25 PASC member countries and representatives of ISO, IEC and the ITU for …

SCC members receive prestigious IEC awards

October 29, 2021
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is proud to congratulate 10 of its members for receiving prestigious IEC awards. Tony Capel received the highest honour given by the IEC: The Lord Kelvin Award. It recognizes exceptional and long-term individual contributions …

Incubating Capacity for Critical and Emerging Technology (CET) Standards for Safety, Security and Trade

October 26, 2021
Critical and Emerging Technologies (CET) are current and emerging technologies with the capacity to significantly enhance a country’s economic success, security, and social cohesion. This includes Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities, Advanced Manufacturing, and Standards and Statecraft. From 25-28 October 2021, …

World Standards Day Celebrations in Malaysia

October 15, 2021
In conjunction with World Standards Day 2021 (WSD 2021), Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM) organised several activities to celebrate and commemorate the occasion. With the theme ‘Shared vision for a better world’, the celebration of WSD 2021 was aimed at …

Fiji Celebrates World Standards Day

October 13, 2021
World Standards Day is celebrated each year on 14 October. The central theme for this year is “Shared Vision for a Better World”. This year the Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport in Fiji partnered with the Water Authority …

PASC members Elected to ISO Council

October 7, 2021
New ISO governance appointments were recently announced at the 2021 ISO General Assembly hosted virtually by the British Standards Institution (BSI). Congratulations to the following PASC members for their successful elections to the ISO Council: Adrian O’Connell, Standards Australia (SA) …

New International Standards for Framework for Development and Operation of Smart City Infrastructures Issued

September 2, 2021
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has issued international standards for “Framework for Integration and Operation of Smart Community Infrastructures,” which was proposed by Japan. Widespread awareness of these standards is expected to globally standardize the processes of developing, operating, …

SCC is developing a National Standards Strategy

August 30, 2021
Standards are vital in sustaining societal well-being and economic growth. The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is developing a National Standards Strategy (NSS) to ensure Canada’s standards system can help Canadian sectors build back better following the COVID-19 pandemic, and …

Resilient Housing in New Caledonia

August 23, 2021
The Government of New Caledonia is exploring ways that standards and conformance can help address the challenges of poor building resilience in the face of natural disasters. They have developed three videos that describe the challenges faced in more detail: …

Development of Standards for Smart Homes amidst an Era of "Connectivity"

August 20, 2021
In a post COVID-19 society, the role of our homes in our lives will be new in important ways. For example, homes will become central bases of productive activities for remote workers. This will provide large segments of the population …

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