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Gender Responsive Standards Declaration

The declaration is the result of the Gender Responsive Standards Initiative work that started in 2016.

The opening of the Declaration for signature event took place at the Palais des Nations on May 14, 2019. The event was broadcast live on UN TV and actively promoted in Twitter and Facebook. 

Standards Bodies interested in becoming signatories, or simply seeking further information on the Declaration or the developments of the Gender-Responsive Standards Initiative, are invited to contact the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6).

Declaration for "Gender Responsive Standards and

Standards Development"


Country and International Standardization Bodies signing the Declaration (links to Declaration signing videos and photos)

AlbaniaHondurasMexicoSenegalInternational Organization for Standardization (ISO)
AustriaIcelandSierra LeoneInternational Telecommunication Union (ITU)
BoliviaIndia - BISMoldovaSpainInternational Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Canada - SCCIraqMoroccoSwedenASTM International
ColombiaIreland - NSAIMozambiqueSwitzerlandEuropean Committee for Standardization (CEN) & European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
CongoItalyNetherlandsThailandAfrican Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO)
CyprusLatviaNew ZealandTogoEuropean Environmental Citizens’ Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS)
Dominican RepublicLithuaniaNorway - SNTrinidad and TobagoAMFORI
Ecuador - INENLuxembourgPortugalTurkeyVerra
GambiaMalta - MCCAASaint Kitts and NevisUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - BSIThe Gold Standard
GermanyMauritiusSaint LuciaUruguay