SIS is member in ISO and represents Sweden and Swedish interests in the development of international standards. ISO has its own department focusing on giving support to developing countries (ISO/DEVCO) where Sida is one of the biggest financial contributors.
SIS is in close collaboration with ISO Secretariat and ISO/DEVCO in coordinating the support to developing countries where SIS is supporting with its hands-on experience and capacity specifically on standard development and engaging stakeholders.
SIS is also holding a seat in the ISO/DEVCO Chair’s Advisory Group (CAG) that determine the overall strategy for the support to developing countries.
The CAG group consists of representatives from seven developing countries and three developed countries and Lebanon is since 2016 holding the chair.