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WSC - World Standards Cooperation

The World Standards Cooperation (WSC) is a high-level group focusing on the common interests of its three member organizations, the IEC, ISO and ITU.


The primary goals of the WSC are:

  • to strengthen and advance the voluntary consensus-based international standards system that its members represent, and
  • to promote and increase the worldwide visibility of international standardization and related conformity assessment matters.

WSC members share information on their experience and develop policies and strategies to achieve these goals. The WSC also addresses such areas as promotion to academia, in particular engineering and management schools, and when needed it sets up ad hoc task forces with participation as required.


Each WSC member organization is represented by four of its current Officers. The chairmanship and secretariat rotate annually between the organizations.