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Declaration on Gender-Responsive Standards and Standards Development


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). The secretariat will prepare a formatted declaration and send to be signed. You are asked to share a photo or a short video of your signing. If you are able to come to Geneva to sign, we may be able to organize a small signing ceremony.

Declaration for "Gender-Responsive Standards and
Standards Development"


Complete list of standards organizations having signed the Declaration as of August 2023
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 

Member States SDOs
Albania - General Directorate of Standardization Ecuador - Servicio Ecuatoriano de Normalización Luxembourg - Institut Luxembourgeois de la Normalisation, de l'Accréditation, de la Sécurité et qualité des produits et services Rwanda Standards Board
Argentina - Instituto Argentino de Normalización y Certificación France - Association Française de Normalisation (AFNOR) Madagascar - Bureau des Normes de Madagascar Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standard
Australia - Standards Australia Gambia - The Gambia Standards Bureau Mali - Agence Malienne de Normalisation et de Promotion de la Qualité Saint Lucia - Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards
Austria - Austrian Standards International Georgia - Georgian National Agency for Standards and Metrology Malta - Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority Senegal - Association Sénégalaise de Normalisation
Benin - Agence nationale de  Normalisation, de Métrologie et du Contrôle Qualité Germany - Deutsche Kommission Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik (DKE) Mauritius - Mauritius Standards Bureau Serbia - Institute for Standardization of Serbia
Bolivia - Instituto Boliviano de Normalización y Calidad Germany - Deutsches Institut für Normung Mexico -Dirección General de Normas South Africa - South African Bureau of Standards
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Institute for Standardization of Bosnia and Herzegovina Honduras - Organismo Hondureño de Normalización Moldova - Institute for Standardization of Moldova Spain - Asociación Española de Normalización
Botswana - Botswana Bureau of Standards Iceland - Icelandic Standards Montenegro - Institute for Standardization of Montenegro Sweden - Swedish Institute for Standards
Brazil - Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT) India - Bureau of Indian Standards Morocco - Institut Marocain de Normalisation Switzerland - Swiss Association for Standardization
Cameroon - Agence des Normes et de la Qualité Ireland - National Standards Authority of Ireland Mozambique - Instituto Nacional de Normalização e Qualidade Thailand - Thai Industrial Standards Institute
Canada - Standards Council of Canada Israel - Standards Institute of Israel Netherlands - Netherlands Standardization Institute Togo - Agence Togolaise de Normalisation
Colombia - Instituto Colombiano de Normas Técnicas y Certificación Italy - Comitato Elettrotecnico Italiano New Zealand - New Zealand Standards Organisation Trinidad and Tobago - Bureau of Standards
Congo - Office Congolais de Contrôle Italy - Ente Italiano di Normazione New Zealand - New Zealand IEC National Committee Türkiye - Türk Standardlari Enstitüsü
Costa Rica - Instituto de Normas Técnicas Kazakhstan - KazStandard Norway - Standards Norway United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - British Standards Institution
Cyprus - Organisation for Standardisation Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyzstandart Papua New Guinea - National Institute of Standards and Industrial Technology Uruguay - Instituto Uruguayo de Normas Técnicas
Denmark - Danish Standards Latvia - Latvian Standard Peru - Instituto Nacional de Calidad  
Dominican Republic - Instituto Dominicano para la Calidad Lithuania - Lithuanian Standards Board Portugal - Instituto Português da Qualidade  
International and regional SDOs
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASTM International
Comisión Panamericana de Normas Técnicas (COPANT)
European Committee for Standardization (CEN) & European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
Fairtrade International
The Gold Standard
Rainforest Alliance
Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)
Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS)
The Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries (SMIIC)
UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE)
Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)
Last update date: August 23, 2023