The International Organization for Standardization
is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies
from more than 140 countries, one from each country.
ISO is a non-governmental
organization established in 1947.
The mission of ISO is to promote the development of
and related activities in the world with a
view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and
services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of
intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.
ISO's work results in
international agreements which are
published as International Standards.