Korea joins board of tech standards organizationKorea has become a board member of the International Organization for Standardization and will host the 36th annual general assembly of board members in Seoul in 2015.
The organization, established in 1947, is the world’s highest authority on international standards of technology. Its board members include the United States, Germany, Japan, U.K. and Japan. Korea joined the body in 1963.
“It is a significant achievement that Korea, the world’s most wired country and one of fastest technology developers, will be able to raise its voice to the international body to enact related policies,” said an official at the Korea Agency for Technology and Standards under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.
Huh Kyung, president of Korea Automotive Technology Institute, has been selected as a member of the board for the next three years. Huh served as the head of KATS from 2010-11.