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History

Plaque marking the building in Prague where the ISO's predecessor, the ISA, was founded.
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The organization today known as ISO began in 1926 as the International Federation of the National Standardizing Associations (ISA). It was suspended in 1942<ref name="Brief_history">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> during World War II, but after the war ISA was approached by the recently formed United Nations Standards Coordinating Committee (UNSCC) with a proposal to form a new global standards body. In October 1946, ISA and UNSCC delegates from 25 countries met in London and agreed to join forces to create the new International Organization for Standardization; the new organization officially began operations in February 1947.<ref name="50_years">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref>


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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