Qatar participated in a virtual session for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) attended by all members of the organization.
Qatar was represented by Chairman of Qatar General Organization for Standardization and Metrology (QGOSM) Eng. Mohammed bin Saud Al Musallam. During the session, Member States were invited to approve the report of the ISO Secretary-General by electronic vote, due to the current circumstances.
Head of Governance at ISO Jose Baltar, presented a report on the legislative provisions that will be adopted, and a brief presentation of the report of the ISO Secretary-General on the current work and future planning of the activities and work of the organization, noting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the international community in general and the activities of the organization in particular.
He also referred to the organizations handling of the challenges posed by the pandemic, noting that a team has been established to manage the crisis, maintain business continuity, make recommendations, and assist the organizations general secretariat in making decisions.
The report reviewed the stages of preparing the organization's strategy for the period 2021-2030, and its implementation plan, the readiness of the work plan for developing countries for the period (2021-2025), as well as a gender equality action plan for the period from (2019-2021), which outlines initiatives and sets ambitious goals towards supporting gender equality in the field of standardization.
The report also presented the details and projects of the organization's strategic plan for the period (2016-2020).
Due to the end of the period covered by the current strategy of the organization (2016-2020) with the end of this year, the organization began an expanded process for the participation of all parties in preparing the new strategy for the period (2021-2030) with the aim of making the ISO specifications used everywhere in the world and meet all needs.
The session included an opening speech by President of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Eddy Njoroge, and an introductory message by the candidate for ISO President, Ulrika Francke.
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