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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 October 2020

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 

Albania - General Directorate of StandardizationHonduras - Organismo Hondureño de NormalizaciónMozambique - Instituto Nacional de Normalização e QualidadeTogo - Agence Togolaise de NormalisationInternational Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Argentina - Instituto Argentino de Normalización y CertificaciónIceland - Icelandic StandardsNetherlands - Netherlands Standardization InstituteTrinidad and Tobago - Bureau of StandardsInternational Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Austria - Austrian Standards InternationalIndia - Bureau of Indian StandardsNew Zealand - New Zealand Standards OrganisationTurkey - Türk Standardlari EnstitüsüInternational Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Bolivia - Instituto Boliviano de Normalización y CalidadIreland - National Standards Authority of IrelandNew Zealand -New Zealand IEC National CommitteeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - British Standards InstitutionASTM International
and Herzegovina - Institute for Standardization of Bosnia
and Herzegovina
Israel - Standards Institution of IsraelNorway - Standards NorwayUruguay - Instituto Uruguayo de Normas TécnicasEuropean Committee for Standardization (CEN) & European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
Botswana- Botswana Bureau of StandardsItaly - Comitato Elettrotecnico ItalianoPapua New Guinea - National Institute of Standards and Industrial TechnologyAfrican Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO)
Brazil - Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT)Italy - Ente Italiano di NormazionePortugal - Instituto Português da QualidadeAMFORI
Canada - Standards Council of CanadaLatvia - Latvian StandardRwanda Standards BoardFairtrade International
Colombia - Instituto Colombiano de Normas Técnicas y CertificaciónLithuania - Lithuanian Standards BoardSaint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Kitts and Nevis Bureau of StandardsThe Gold Standard
Congo - Office Congolais de ContrôleLuxembourg - Institut Luxembourgeois de la Normalisation, de l'Accréditation, de la Sécurité et qualité des produits et servicesSaint Lucia - Saint Lucia Bureau of StandardsThe Rainforest Alliance
Costa Rica - National Standards Body of Costa RicaMadagascar - Bureau des Normes de MadagascarSenegal - Association Sénégalaise de NormalisationResponsible Jewellery Council (RJC)
Cyprus - Organisation for StandardisationMali - Agence Malienne de Normalisation et de Promotion de la QualitéSerbia - Institute for Standardization of SerbiaRound Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS)
Denmark - Danish StandardsMalta - Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs AuthoritySouth Africa - South African Bureau of StandardsThe Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries (SMIIC)
Dominican Republic - Instituto Dominicano para la CalidadMauritius - Mauritius Standards BureauSpain - Asociación Española de NormalizaciónVerra
Ecuador - Servicio Ecuatoriano de NormalizaciónMexico - Dirección General de Normas Sweden - Swedish Institute for StandardsWOCAN (Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management)
Gambia - The Gambia Standards BureauMoldova - Institute for Standardization of MoldovaSwitzerland - Swiss Association for Standardization
Georgia - Georgian National Agency for Standards and MetrologyMorocco - Institut Marocain de NormalisationThailand - Thai Industrial Standards Institute
Germany - Deutsches Institut für Normung