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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"


Complete list of standards organizations having signed the Declaration as of 14 June

Link to a dedicated UNECE YouTube Channel where all videos shared by standards organizations can be found

Please find below links to the pictures and videos shared by standards organizations upon signing the Declaration 

AlbaniaHondurasMexico - DGNSenegal - ASNInternational Organization for Standardization (ISO)
AustriaIcelandMoldova - ISMSierra LeoneInternational Telecommunication Union (ITU)
BoliviaIndia - BISMoroccoSpainInternational Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Canada - SCCIraqMozambiqueSweden - SISASTM International
Colombia - ICONTECIreland - NSAINetherlandsSwitzerlandEuropean Committee for Standardization (CEN) & European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
CongoItaly - UNINew Zealand - NZSOThailand - TISIAfrican Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO)
CyprusLatviaNew Zealand -NZIECTogoEuropean Environmental Citizens’ Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS)
Dominican RepublicLithuaniaNorway - SNTrinidad and Tobago - TTBSAMFORI
Ecuador - INENLuxembourgPortugalTurkeyVerra
GambiaMalta - MCCAASaint Kitts and NevisUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - BSIThe Gold Standard
Germany - DINMauritiusSaint LuciaUruguay