ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards.
ISO was founded in 1947 as a non-governmental federation of national standards bodies.
ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 163 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.
ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors. On the one hand, other members have their roots uniquely in the private sector, having been set up by national partnerships of industry associations.