• Secretary:
    Mr Sergio Mujica
  • Chairperson (until end 2025):
    Dr Sung Hwan Cho
  • Creation date: 1947


The ISO Council is the core governance body of the Organization and reports to the General Assembly. It meets three times a year and is made up of 20 member bodies, the ISO Officers and the Chairs of the Policy Development Committees CASCO, COPOLCO and DEVCO. The Council has direct responsibility over a number of bodies reporting to Council:

  • The President’s Committee advises Council on matters decided by Council.
  • Council Standing Committees address matters related to finance (CSC/FIN), strategy and policy (CSC/SP), nominations for governance positions (CSC/NOM), and oversight of the Organization’s governance practices (CSC/OVE).
  • Advisory Groups provide advice on matters related to ISO’s commercial policy (CPAG) and Information Technology (ITSAG).
  • CASCO - provides guidance on conformity assessment
  • COPOLCO - provides guidance on consumer issues
  • DEVCO - provides guidance on matters related to developing countries

    Membership to the Council is open to all member bodies and rotates to make sure it is representative of the member community.

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Participating members
Reference Title Type
ISO/COUNCIL/CPAG   Commercial Policy Advisory Group Working group
ISO/COUNCIL/CPAG_WG 3 Commercial Policy Advisory Group WG 3 Working group
ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/FIN Council Standing Committee on Finance (CSC/FIN) Subcommittee
ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/NOM Council Standing Committee for Review of Nominations Subcommittee
ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/OVE Council Standing Committee on Oversight Subcommittee
ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/SP Council Standing Committee on Strategy and Policy Subcommittee
ISO/COUNCIL/FAS_TF   ISO/IEC Task Force on Freely Available Standards Working group
ISO/COUNCIL/ITSAG Information Technology Strategy Advisory Group (ITSAG) Working group
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
27 March 2024 Virtual () ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/FIN *
3 June 2024 Copenhagen (Denmark) ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/NOM *
4 June 2024 Copenhagen (Denmark) ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/FIN *
4 June 2024 Copenhagen (Denmark) ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/SP *
4 June 2024 Copenhagen (Denmark) ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/OVE *
5-6 June 2024 Copenhagen (Denmark) ISO/COUNCIL *
10 September 2024 Cartagena (Colombia) ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/OVE *
11 September 2024 Cartagena (Colombia) ISO/COUNCIL *
21 November 2024 Virtual () ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/FIN *
26 November 2024 Virtual () ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/SP *
4 December 2024 Virtual () ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/NOM *
19-20 February 2025 Geneva (Switzerland) ISO/COUNCIL *
4-5 June 2025 San José (Costa Rica) ISO/COUNCIL *
1 October 2025 Kigali (Rwanda) ISO/COUNCIL *

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional