Metrology: a key enabler for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals

Metrology: a key enabler for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals

PARIS, 16 November 2018 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) joined the global metrology community at the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures where measurement scientists from more than 60 countries came together to vote on the redefinition of the International System of Units (SI), changing the world's definition of the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin and the mole. This is the most significant change to the SI since its creation in 1960.

During the Conference, Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento, Director of UNIDO’s Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation, gave a presentation on metrology in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), stating that metrology is essential to protect the planet, ensure dignified lives for all people, and achieve inclusive economic growth and prosperity.

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For more information: Mr. Juan Pablo Davila (J.Davila [at] unido.org)