Under the motto “Shared visions for a better world”, the event is an opportunity to showcase the many ways in which international standards can contribute to building a sustainable future.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in 2015, provides a shared vision for how to achieve peace and prosperity for people and the planet. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an urgent call for action for a global partnership to address social imbalances, develop a sustainable economy, and fight against climate change.
The SDGs represent a historic opportunity to make real change. But to be achieved, they require the cooperation of all stakeholders, private and public, and the use of all available tools. We believe that voluntary, consensus-based standards play a big role: they offer shared rules of behaviour, facilitate the dissemination of best practices, contribute to the fast transmission of innovation and foster global trade.
Thanks to their power, the work done by many experts across different Technical Committees (TCs), standards are developed to contribute to the three pillars of economic, environmental and societal sustainability.