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Working on gender responsive standards with UNECE

The IEC is taking part in a ten-day event at UNECE, organized by the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6). The WP 6 Forum kicks off on 1 June.

IEC publishes standard on battery safety and performance

A new edition of IEC 62619 provides the safety and performance requirements for batteries used in industrial applications.
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A multi-stakeholder approach to artificial intelligence

IEC and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs are making further concerted efforts to develop ways to bring stakeholders together to address the challenges of AI.

Designing the standards that cities need

Find out more about the work of the IEC System Committee on Smart Cities from its Chair, Michael Mulquin.
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IEC 62196-1:2022 CMV
Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets - Conductive charging of electric vehicles - Part 1: General requirements
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