International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies
Affiliate Country Programme

IEC Affiliates

IEC Programme for developing countries


The IEC Affiliate Country Programme Leader

Role of the Affiliate Leader


The IEC Affiliate Leader, i.e. an individual, not a country, is nominated by the IEC General Secretary to act as the affiliates' collective voice with the IEC governing bodies. He was selected for his personality and not by virtue of its country of origin.

The Affiliate Secretariat, based at the IEC Central Office in Geneva, supports the Affiliate Leader in:

  • submitting comments or proposals from affiliates to the relevant IEC Technical Committees/Subcommittees during the standardization process;
  • identifying issues in the work of the IEC relevant to developing and newly industrializing countries;
  • seeking a common position for affiliates and communicate this position to the relevant technical or management committees;
  • conducting Dialogue sessions on the Programme.


Affiliate Leader's reports


During IEC General Meetings, the Affiliate Leader conducts the Affiliate Heads of Delegations at IEC Council and represents all Affiliate Countries at the Standardization Management Board (SMB) and the Conformity Assessment Board (CAB). On a yearly basis, the Affiliate Leader submits a report on the Affiliate Country Programme to the SMB and CAB.


The Affiliate Leader's reports are available in the section Feedback from General Meetings.


As per 2015-01-01, the Affiliate Leader is Rosario Uría



Rosario Uría


Rosario Uría

Rosario Uría

Rosario Uría is the Director of Standardization at INACAL (Instituto Nacional de Calidad)in Peru. She is a microbiologist by training, with a Masters in Environmental Engineering, and 24 years of experience and practical knowledge in the implementation of standards in the industry, particularly for quality management standards in several sectors of industry. Rosario Uría contributed to the establishment of a National Electrotechnical Committee in her country in 2010 which allowed Peru to achieve the Affiliate Plus status. Peru is one of the Affiliate countries that use their commenting right and has already submitted technical and editorial comments during the development of IEC International Standards. Rosario Uría represents regularly her country; Peru, in COPANT (Pan American Standards Commission) conferences and workshops. 30 members of COPANT are part of the IEC Family.