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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 23 June 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 StandardizationGermany - Deutsches Institut für NormungMoldova - Institute for Standardization of MoldovaSweden - Swedish Institute for StandardsInternational Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Argentina - Instituto Argentino de Normalización y CertificaciónHonduras - Organismo Hondureño de NormalizaciónMorocco - Institut Marocain de NormalisationSwitzerland - Swiss Association for StandardizationInternational Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Austria - Austrian Standards InternationalIceland - Icelandic StandardsMozambique - Instituto Nacional de Normalização e QualidadeThailand - Thai Industrial Standards InstituteInternational Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Bolivia - Instituto Boliviano de Normalización y CalidadIndia - Bureau of Indian StandardsNetherlands - Netherlands Standardization InstituteTogo - Agence Togolaise de NormalisationASTM International
and Herzegovina - Institute for Standardization of Bosnia
and Herzegovina
Ireland - National Standards Authority of IrelandNew Zealand - New Zealand Standards OrganisationTrinidad and Tobago - Bureau of StandardsEuropean Committee for Standardization (CEN) & European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
Brazil - Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT)Italy - Comitato Elettrotecnico ItalianoNew Zealand -New Zealand IEC National CommitteeTurkey - Türk Standardlari EnstitüsüAfrican Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO)
Canada - Standards Council of CanadaItaly - Ente Italiano di NormazioneNorway - Standards NorwayUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - British Standards InstitutionAMFORI
Colombia - Instituto Colombiano de Normas Técnicas y CertificaciónLatvia - Latvian StandardPapua New Guinea - National Institute of Standards and Industrial TechnologyUruguay - Instituto Uruguayo de Normas TécnicasFairtrade International
Congo - Office Congolais de ContrôleLithuania - Lithuanian Standards BoardPortugal - Instituto Português da QualidadeResponsible Jewellery Council (RJC)
Cyprus - Organisation for StandardisationLuxembourg - Institut Luxembourgeois de la Normalisation, de l'Accréditation, de la Sécurité et qualité des produits et servicesRwanda Standards BoardRound Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS)
Denmark - Danish Standards Madagascar - Bureau des Normes de MadagascarSaint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Kitts and Nevis Bureau of StandardThe Gold Standard
Dominican Republic - Instituto Dominicano para la CalidadMali - Agence Malienne de Normalisation et de Promotion de la QualitéSaint Lucia - Saint Lucia Bureau of StandardsThe Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries (SMIIC)
Ecuador - Servicio Ecuatoriano de NormalizaciónMalta - Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority Senegal - Association Sénégalaise de NormalisationVerra
Gambia - The Gambia Standards BureauMauritius - Mauritius Standards BureauSouth Africa - South African Bureau of StandardsWOCAN (Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management)
Georgia - Georgian National Agency for Standards and MetrologyMexico - Dirección General de NormasSpain - Asociación Española de Normalización