50th meeting of the ISO Committee on developing country matters (DEVCO)
The delegation of the National Institute of Standards headed by the director Y. Azaryan on September 11, 2016 took part in the 50th plenary meeting of the ISO Committee on developing country matters (DEVCO), Beijing, China.
The meeting was held in the style of lively discussions with several group discussions (breakout sessions), which were devoted to the discussion of 2016-2020 Strategic Action Plan for Developing Countries.
At the meeting of DEVCO the acting ISO Secretary-General Mr. Kevin McKinley had a speech addressed to the strengthening of the role of developing countries in international standardization and the active participation of stakeholders from developing countries.
50th plenary meeting was continued in the form of three parallel breakout sessions, and then the discussions were summarized at the plenary session.
The group discussions were organized on the following topics:
1. Financial stability of the national standardization bodies in developing countries, the right choice of model,
2. Development and implementation of the National Strategy for Standardization,
3. Promoting participation of developing countries in international standardization.
Aim of these discussions was to identify needs and develop more effective mechanisms to support developing countries in selected key issues, support for the implementation of the 2016-2020 Action Plan for developing countries. 
Panel discussions on Development of standardization strategy plans were facilitated by Deputy Director of the National Institute of Standards, a member of the DEVCO Chair’s Advisory Group Mr. G. Nazaryan. The results of the discussions were presented in DEVCO plenary meeting later.
On September 11, deputy director of the National Institute of Standards G. Nazaryan took part in the meeting of DEVCO CAG, during which were finalized the resolutions taken during the DEVCO plenary meeting and clarified the strategic priorities and plans for future.
Mrs. Lena Darghame from Lebanon was elected as an ISO DEVCO new president and Mrs. Sari Rajakoski was appointed as a secretary of DEVCO by acting ISO Secretary-General.
 

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