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Michael Teigeler, DKE Managing Director, signs the UNECE Declaration for Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development

2022-01-12 short info

Gender equality in standardization - DKE signs UNECE Declaration

Alena Widder
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Our world is decisively shaped by technical standards. Through defining the parameters and characteristics of products we rely on every day, standards can be found in every corner of our lives and are indispensable to the prosperous of our society. They support economic growth, facilitate worldwide trade and protect us from health and safety harzards. Playing such an influential role, standards and standardization practices have to be more gender responsive and adapt to the different needs.

This is also the goal of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in its Declaration for Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development, which has now been signed by Michael Teigeler, Managing Director of DKE.

It is aimed to promote the creation of gender responsive standards and to improve gender balance in the participation in standards development. At the same time, this initiative contributes to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5 Gender Equality (SDG 5).

„DKE will continue to promote gender equality in our work and life. We are striving for a balanced participation of all genders in technical committees, and thus to strengenthen standards development in general.“
Michael Teigeler, DKE Managing Director

By signing, DKE supports the consideration of gender equality in the development of standards and specifications. The DKE will also work to achieve gender balance in organizations and to promote the development of knowledge to achieve gender equality.

United Nations: 17 goals for sustainable development

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call for all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that promote economic growth and address a range of social needs. These include education, health, social protection and employment opportunities. At the same time, climate change and environmental protection must be addressed.

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