December 15, 2020
The GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) is participating in the celebration of the International Standardization Day, which falls on 14TH of October each year, the anniversary of the establishment of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which was established in 1947. This year’s celebration comes under the slogan” Protecting the Planet with standards”.
In his speech on this occasion, His Excellency Mr. Saud bin Nasser Al-Khusaibi, GSO Secretary-General, said that the GSO and other standardization bodies worldwide are celebrating annually on the occasion of World Standards Day as a collective initiative to pay tribute to the joint efforts of standardization bodies and thousands of experts and specialists from all over the world in the creation and development of international standards.
His Excellency indicated that this year’s celebration slogan highlights the role of standard in protecting the planet, as it covers many aspects that contribute in protecting our planet, such as saving energy, water and air quality, reducing the environmental impact of industrial production, facilitating the reuse of limited resources, and improving energy efficiency.
In his speech he said “Perhaps there is no secret that during the last century, large-scale human and industrial activities have added greenhouse gas emissions that directly and negatively affect the climate and all ways of life. In addition, rapid population growth and urbanization require joint efforts to raise awareness of the responsible use of limited resources, which contribute to protect the environment and the sustainability of those resources for the future generations.
His Excellency mentioned that GSO pays high attention to the requirements that contribute in protecting our planet by issuing standards, gulf technical regulations, awareness-raising activities and capacity-building programs, Thus contribute in the protection and safety of the environment, in line with the global, regional and national requirements of the member states. In addition, GSO periodically reviews and evaluates the standard that concern all aspects of life and with regard to contribute to the protection of the planet, and that by working with the gulf technical committees for standards, including the GSO Technical Committee for Renewable energy and its storage technologies, and other technical committees that pay great attention to these aspects, in addition to direct cooperation with many relevant Gulf, regional and international organizations.
His Excellency the Secretary-General of GSO congratulated on this occasion all employees of the national standardization bodies in the member states in general, and those working in the standardization activity in particular, with sincere congratulations and best wishes on this occasion, in recognition of the great efforts that they exert to provide internationally recognized standards of high reliability and credibility in all Ways of life.
It is worthy to mention that the heads of the three major international organizations concerned with international standardization, the (ISO), (IEC) and the (ITU), each year issue a joint speech addressing a specific sector and highlighting the usefulness of international standards in this sector.