Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The IEC and the Sustainable Development Goals


In September 2015, the United Nations published 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with an
aim to enhancing world peace and prosperity, eradicate hunger and poverty, and to protect people and
the planet by 2030. It calls for innovation and broad collaboration between public and private society.


IEC International Standards and IEC Conformity Assessment (CA) Systems contribute to all of the 17 SDGs. They provide the foundation that allows all countries and industries to adopt or build sustainable technologies and apply best practice, and they form the basis for innovation as well as quality and risk management.


IEC International Standards embody global consensus on methodologies, processes and specifications and are often used in regulations. They enhance access to technology and innovation, promote the development, transfer and dissemination of environmentally sound technologies and facilitate
participation in global trade.


Find out more about the SDGs at UNDP

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Contributing to Sustainable Development Goals

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IEC and Sustainable Development Goals

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briefing paper

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How the IEC helps
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IEC and Sustainable Development Goals

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