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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.

Founded on 23 February 1947, the organization promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland,<ref name="About_ISO">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and as of 2013 works in 164 countries.<ref>The number of membre working countries an be found on the first page of the report. {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

It was one of the first organizations granted general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.


International Organization for Standardization sections
Intro  Overview   Name and abbreviations    History    Structure    Membership    Financing    International Standards and other publications    Standardization process    Products named after ISO    Criticism    See also    Notes and references    Further reading   [[International_Organization_for_Standardization?section=</a>_External_links_|</a> External links ]]  

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