IEC Strategic Plan

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Global Impact Fund

An IEC initiative to address ESG challenges

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86th IEC GM 2022

San Francisco, United States
31–10 to 4–11

The world of IEC

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Safety & security

A governance framework for cyber security

The vast majority of data breaches are caused by human error. That is why an effective cyber security strategy must address not only processes and technology but also people.
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Cites & communities

Mapping smart city standards to the UN SDGs

The IEC System Committee on Smart Cities (SyC Smart Cities) looks at cities and their systems through the prism of all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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IEC Community

Looking forward to the 17th International Standards Olympiad

The 17th International Standards Olympiad is taking place from 23-25 August. The online competition is open to middle and high school students from all over the world.
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Benefiting from age diversity to drive standardization

Lea Emmel, 2021 YP Leader, provides her perspective on how the IEC can benefit from age diversity.
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Pick of the week

IEC 60601-2-33:2022
Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-33: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of magnetic resonance equipment for medical diagnosis
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White papers

The Market Strategy Board (MSB) was set up by the IEC to identify the principal technological trends and market needs in the IEC fields of activity. The MSB publishes recommendations – white papers – in a form that differs from International Standards.

Briefing papers

In this section you are able to download brochures that give you a succinct overview of the IEC, its role and structure, how it impacts global trade and supports industry. You will find an outline of the IEC organizational strategy and a summary of IEC work in individual technology sectors.

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