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  1. "This report presents recommendations to boost the participation of women in trade through free trade agreements.Policymakers and trade negotiators will find a new toolkit to gauge gender responsiveness in their agreements. These lessons are based on a research assessment of 73 selected free trade agreements in force among 25 Commonwealth countries, and top-line recommendations and model clauses for countries to adapt.The recommendations include embedding gender provisions in the preamble, leveraging corporate social responsibility, using reservations, waivers and general exceptions, and stren
  2. ISO 'Project Management in the ISO environment' Free online course. 'This e-learning course is designed for Committee Managers and their support teams. You don’t need to be newcomer to any of these roles to take this course as it has been designed to provide you with solutions and support, regardless of whether you are an experienced Committee Manager or a beginner. You can take the course in its entirety, or take one of the modules as a "just-in-time" training for a specific need (e.g. a new proposal is coming in, or you are currently facing difficulties with a project at CD
  3. ISO stakeholder engagement eLearning course. 'This stakeholder engagement e-learning presents the theory of stakeholder engagement and some guidance for how this theory can be implemented by National Standards Bodies. The content of the modules is based on the best practices and experience of ISO's members, using input that was collected from a member survey.' (Note: This is a free course but access is only available to ISO members with 'ISO Connect' Login details)
  4. The IEC 'Young Professionals' Free online course includes an introduction to the IEC and its standards development processes.
  5. The power of standards This free online short course is about the role and purpose of standards in the modern world. How they make our lives better and more enjoyable, support governments to make better decisions and create better policies, and make organizations of all types more successful and socially and environmentally responsible.
  7. Access Key standards "BSI, in its role as the UK’s National Standards Body, is working with Government to provide expert, best practice information. As a result, we’ve made accessible relevant standards in the areas of hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), ventilators, risk management, business continuity and more, to support efforts in tackling COVID-19."
  8. BSI's COVID-19 resources and updates can be found here:
  9. The Standardization Administration of China (SAC) has translated a range of Chinese PPE standards into English, to support the COVID-19 response. GB2626-2019English_forSACRev1.pdf GB2626-2019RespiratoryprotectionNon-poweredair-purifyingparticlerespirator.pdf GB14866-2006Thespecificationsforpersonaleye-protectors.pdf GB19082-2009TechnicalRequirementsforSingle-useProtectiveClothingforMedicalUse.pdf GB19083-2010Technicalrequirementsforprotectivefacemaskformedicaluse.pdf GB24788-2009Limitfortheremovablesurfacepowderandwater-extractableproteinofmedicalgloves.pdf GBT18664-2002Selectionuseand
  10. Practical steps to support safe working, and prevent and mitigate COVID-19 outbreaks in your organization A new version of the ‘Safe Working During the COVID-19 Pandemic Guidelines’ is now available. Version 2 of the Guidelines offers a comprehensive, practical approach, applicable to all organizations, large and small. The Guidelines provide recommendations, based on user experience and expert input, for safe working during the pandemic. They have been enhanced and extended, based on
  11. CSN Membership NSB COVID-19 responses: International and Regional Standards organization responses to COVID-19: BEI (British Expertise International) CEN and CENELEC: and CEN CENELEC analysis from CEN TCs (mainly 85, 79,162,205) looking at the differences / similarities between the Chinese standards that have been translated into English and the relevant ENs COPA
  12. Information on forthcoming BSI Webinars can be found here:
  13. Update: Version 2 of the ‘Safe Working During the COVID-19 Pandemic Guidelines’ is now available on the following link, and is applicable to large and small businesses alike: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In its role as the UK’s National Standards Body, BSI has just published new, freely available safe working guidelines, to help businesses manage a safe return to work and reo
  14. The Commonwealth Standards Network (CSN) is committed to promoting the use and development of international standards to facilitate trade and investment, leading to economic growth and positive developmental outcomes. The most immediate challenge CSN members face is the COVID-19 pandemic, as such we have been looking into ways in which the CSN can best deliver COVID-19 assistance. We appreciate the time that many of you have spent in discussions with us about this issue – particularly on the regional calls that took place on 7th May. Listed below are some of the CSN membership’s suggesti
  15. Please see attached joint UK QI COVID-19 response CSN letter_UK COVID-19 response_May 2020.pdf
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