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The Saudi Organization for Standardization, Metrology and Quality, in partnership with a number of local and international bodies, is organizing the first international summit to discuss issues related to standard specifications and their role in facing crises and supporting digital transformation, as part of Saudi Arabia’s efforts during its presidency of the Group of Twenty to enhance cooperation between countries of the world in various fields

The activities of the International Standards Summit will start on Wednesday, November 4, and will be jointly organized by the Secretariat of the Group of Twenty, the Food and Drug Authority, the Communications and Information Technology Commission, the International Organization for Standardization, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommunication Union.

The summit will focus on the role of standards and national standardization bodies in facing crises and discuss the role of standards in enabling governmental, private and non-profit institutions to overcome those crises and reduce their negative effects. The summit will also discuss the role of standards in enhancing the essential and sensitive role of digital transformation in crises.