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November 2017

Wooden outhouse and barn in Mormon Row, Grand Teton National Park, USA.
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Time has come to rethink the toilet. For about 4.5 billion people around the world who do not have access to adequate sanitation, this is a matter of life and death. But even those of us lucky enough to have access to a flush toilet may benefit from the innovative work being done at ISO to reinvent sanitation...
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International Standards can be used as tools to help implement the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. This is the message of a side event organized by ISO and the IAF (International Accreditation Forum) as part of the 23rd Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention...
Telskuf, Kurdistan, Iraq - June 22, 2014: Boy in IIDP camp. This camp is 15 km from Mosul away and it is set up on an empty field. This camp collects people from the region of Mosul after the ISIS invated the city.
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In many places around the world, rural and urban populations have to use toilets that aren’t connected to mains sewers. In many cases, city planners are working hard to address this by investing in infrastructures. But for millions of people, non-sewered systems are the only option and with waterborne...
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Every year, well over a million people are killed in road traffic accidents. In almost all cases, these deaths occur due to crashes where human error was a significant factor. And while technology has improved the safety of vehicles themselves, the sheer number of people on the roads today means that...
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Abuse of office for private gains. Trust undermined. Poor governance can have disastrous consequences. It can also threaten market integrity, distort competition and endanger economic development.

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This month in ISOfocus

Cover page:  ISOfocus November/December 2017 - The art of governing
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2017

The art of governing 

A coverage of key issues ranging from risk management and business continuity to sustainable procurement. And a complete picture of ISO 37001 on anti-bribery management systems.

ISOfocus

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You will find international topics covering everything from IT and transport to personal stories and everything in between. Our goal is to bring you the highest-quality information and most up-to-date and internationally relevant material on standards in each issue.


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