World Standards Day 14/10: “Standards build trust”
On 14 October 2016, the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality collaborated with the Ministry of Information and Communication in holding a ceremony to celebrate the World Standards Day.
Mr. Tran Viet Thanh – Deputy Minister of Science and Technology delivering the opening speech
One year later, the International Standardization Organization (ISO) was officially founded. On this occasion, the initial celebration of the World Standards Day was organized on October 14, 1970 and has been opened to include members of International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Since then, on this special day, nearly 200 countries and territories that are members of ISO, IEC, ITU will gather to commemorate the occasion with different and diversified activities. On the one hand, the celebration is to honor the great benefits of standardization activities in socio-economic global, on the other hand to encourage, attract all countries, all regions and all organizations and individuals participate more actively in standardization activities.
Each year, the three leading international standards bodies namely the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will agree on a theme with different objectives. The World Standards Day last year with the theme of “Standards - the world’s common language” was to confirm the importance of standards in daily life. Standard would play the role of a common language that people all over the world can understand the same sense regardless of their different languages. Standards help to co-ordinate products in more convenient manner and people’s interacting easier with each other.
World Standards Day is an opportunity for the members of ISO, IEC and ITU, including Vietnam, to deploy information activities and propaganda to raise awareness about the importance of standards for the world economy, especially in meeting the requirements of business, industry, management and consumers in each country in particular and the world in general.
In responding with the theme, on October 14, 2016, Viet Nam Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality has collaborated with the Department of Science and Technology - Ministry of Information and Communication to hold a ceremony to celebrate the World Standards Day and to open the Workshop of "Standards build trust".
The ceremony had the aim to raise the awareness of the stakeholders on the importance of standards for the management of the state; supporting production, business activities and enhancing competitiveness, quality of products, goods and services provided by organizations and enterprises; promoting and facilitating global trade, while protecting the legitimate rights and benefits of consumers.
Mr. Tran Van Vinh –Director General – Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality chaired the discussions in the Workshop of “Standards build trust”
Attending the celebration were Mr. Tran Viet Thanh - Deputy Minister of Science and Technology; Mr. Tran Van Vinh Director General of the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ), representatives of relevant Ministries and agencies and representatives from the Department of Standards, Metrology and Quality, associations and enterprises.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Tran Viet Thanh - Deputy Minister of Science and Technology said that standardization brings many benefits of technology, economy and society.
"For enterprises, the international standards are strategic tools and guidance to help solve the most demanding challenges of the modern business and to ensure operational efficiency, increasing productivity and accessibility to new market. Consumers can be confident that the products and services are completely safe and of good quality when they comply with international standards "- Deputy Minister said at the ceremony.
In addition, international standards also support management authorities in formulating public policies, national regulations, ensuring the requirements for worldwide harmonious export-import, from that facilitating the circulation of goods, services and technology between countries.
The World Standards Day this year is themed "Standards build trust", highlighting the important role of standards, confirming that standards are the foundation and orientation for the development of other activities, building trust between producers and consumers, connecting science and technology with social life.
"The Ministry of Science and Technology wishes to raise the awareness of the stakeholders on the importance of standards for the management of the state; production, business activities, enhancing competitiveness, quality of products, goods and services by organizations and enterprises; promoting and facilitating global trade, while protecting the legitimate rights and benefits of consumers "- Deputy Minister Tran Viet Thanh highlighted.
The ceremony of the World Standards day 14/10/2016 getting broad participations of representatives from ministries, associations, Department of Standards, Metrology and Quality and enterprises
Under the chairmanship of leaders from Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality, representatives from Ministry of Science and Technology, the celebration also has lively discussions, answering questions related to the field of standardization like standardization activities, the role of standards for production and business activities; standard, standardization operation overview, technical regulations and the involvement of the stakeholders ...
At the celebration, participants also have the opportunity to hear the speech of "Standards build trust" delivered by Mr. Tran Van Vinh General Director – STAMEQ, and presentations of “Standardization activities in information and communication"; "Smart city- The trend of urban development in the 21st Century"; "Standards and standard development processes in information technology"; "Standards - Platform for the assessment of conformity"; "The role and practical application of standards in the technology enterprises."