IWA 18:2016, Framework for integrated community-based life-long health and care services in aged societies  
IWA 18:2016, Framework for integrated community-based life-long health and care services in aged societies – developed to help address the challenges posed by an ageing population, such as healthcare, well-being and combatting isolation. IWA 18 gives guidance on the key principles identified as essential for future investment, and covers areas such as the medical needs of the elderly, personal care, daily living tasks, maintaining relationships and community involvement, and keeping safe.    
The upcoming standard ISO 20700, Guidelines for management consultancy services  
The upcoming standard ISO 20700, Guidelines for management consultancy services, aims to help consultancies and their clients improve transparency and understanding in their consultancy projects in order to achieve better business results. It is currently under development and has just reached the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage, meaning ISO members have the opportunity to vote and comment on the text before it goes to final draft and publication.    
World Bank Group and ISO partnership highlights how countries benefit from international standards  
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the World Bank Group announced (10 Mach 2016) the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help increase countries’ awareness and involvement in the development, adoption and use of international standards that promote open, fair and transparent trade.    
Global Sustainable Development Report, 2015 edition  
In September 2015, world leaders will meet to adopt a universal and transformative agenda for sustainable development, with a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) at its core. The scientific community has provided valuable guidance in the formulation of the SDGs, and it will need to remain closely engaged as the world moves towards implementing the new agenda and reviewing our progress. The current report should help ensure that our efforts are underpinned by the latest and best scientific evidence and advice.    
ISO/IEC 27000:2016 - Common terminology for information security management just revised  
All information held and processed by an organization is subject to the risks of attack, error and natural disaster, and other vulnerabilities inherent to its use. Information security is therefore at the heart of an organization’s activities and focuses on information that is considered a valuable “asset” requiring appropriate protection, for example against the loss of availability, confidentiality and integrity.    
ISO 37001 - Anti-bribery management systems  
The future ISO 37001, Anti-bribery management systems, specifies a series of measures to help organizations prevent, detect and address bribery. These include adopting an anti-bribery policy, appointing a person to oversee anti-bribery compliance, training, risk assessments and due diligence on projects and business associates, implementing financial and commercial controls, and instituting reporting and investigation procedures.    
Post-2015 UN Development Agenda: Human Right– Based Approach to Health  
The agenda for global health is changing in a number of important ways which have a bearing on how priorities for development are defined in the future and how they should be measured. In this regard, a human rights-based approach to health is essential. The right of everyone to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health is recognized in numerous global, regional and national treaties and constitutions. It underpins action and provides part of the rationale for including health in the post-2015 development agenda.    
2016: The International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU)  
The International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) addresses the ways in which we inhabit an increasingly globalized world. How do we transform nature? How do we build new social and political relationships for the emerging global reality? Societies and cultures determine the ways we live with and shape nature. They influence how we perceive the global consequences of our everyday actions. We need to understand what our daily actions mean for the world as a whole in order to overcome global challenges.    
ISO/TS 13811:2015 Tourism and related services -- Guidelines on developing environmental specifications for accommodation establishments  
A new set of guidelines for accommodation establishments will not only help them minimize their impact on the environment but make a more positive contribution to our world.    

 
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