ISO/TS 22003:2013 Food safety management systems -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of food safety management systems  
Unsafe food has always been a human health problem, and many food safety problems encountered today are not new. Although no one standard can eradiate all the problems, ISO/TS 22003 will go a long way to building confidence in certification throughout the food supply chain. The technical specification defines rules on, for example, auditor competencies and audit duration that CBs have to implement. If CBs seek accreditation, the accreditation bodies will assess them to determine if they have implemented these rules    
Human Rights Day-10 December2013  
2013 Theme: 20 Years Working for Your Rights "As we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, let us intensify our efforts to fulfill our collective responsibility to promote and protect the rights and dignity of all people everywhere." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon    
World Science Day for Peace and Development 10 November-2013  
The organization of a focused event related to the commitment to science and society was one of the positive outcomes of the 1999 World Conference on Science in Budapest. The first World Science Day for Peace and Development was celebrated worldwide on 10 November 2002 under UNESCO auspices. The celebration involved many partners, such as governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, UNESCO National Commissions, scientific and research institutions, professional associations, the media, science teachers and schools.    
ISO 28841:2013will help developing countries assess the safety of buildings before and after earthquakes  
ISO 28841:2013, Guidelines for simplified seismic assessment and rehabilitation of concrete buildings, has been developed specifically for countries that do not have national building codes already in place. The development and implementation of national building codes relies on having in-depth data on the characteristics of the region (physical, meteorological, geological, seismic, etc.). However, many countries do not have a collection of such data, which can be very resource-heavy.    
World Day to Combat Desertification 2013: Don't let our future dry up!  
In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 17 the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCD) to promote public awareness of the issue, and the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). This year's theme is drought and water scarcity. The goal of the 2013 WDCD is to create awareness about the risks of drought and water scarcity in drylands and beyond, calling attention to the importance of sustaining healthy soils as part of post Rio+20 agenda, as well as the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.    
World Environment Day (WED 5 June 2013 )  
World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action and is held on 5 June every year. WED celebrations began in 1972 and have grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.    
When making transactions on the Internet everyone hopes it is safe but who knows of the ISO standard that is behind the process?  
ISO has just published a revised version of the ISO 20022:2013 series on financial services, which ensures the reliable transfer of data, making financial transactions more secure.    
ISO 10008:2013 Quality management -- Customer satisfaction -- Guidelines for business-to-consumer electronic commerce transactions  
ISO 10008:2013 provides guidance for planning, designing, developing, implementing, maintaining and improving an effective and efficient business-to-consumer electronic commerce transaction (B2C ECT) system within an organization.    
Eurocert new certification field ISO3632:2011 Spices — Saffron  
ISO 3632 was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 34, Food products, Subcommittee SC 7, Spices, culinary herbs and condiments.    

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