16 November 2012

Africa: World Standard & Africa Industrialization Day Celebration Underway in Monrovia

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the West Africa Quality Program will celebrate World Standard and Africa Industrialization Day (AID) on November 20, 2012. The activities for this year's program will take place jointly at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) starting at 9:00 AM and ending at 4:00PM.

According to the release from the Ministry, the program will begin with a parade from the Ministry of Commerce to the venue (ATS) at 8:00AM. A football game will climax the day. At a conference in London in 1946, delegates from 25 countries decided to create an international organization focused on facilitating standardization International Standard Organization (ISO) was officially formed one year later. In 1970, the first World Standard Day was celebrated.

November 20th, 1989 was also proclaimed as Africa Industrialization Day by the UN General Assembly. This day is set aside to mobilize the commitment of the International Community to the Industrialization of Africa. This year's commemoration of the World Standards Day and Africa Industrialization Day will shine a highlight on the challenge of "Sustainable Energy for Industrial Development."

The theme for 2012 celebration is "Less Waste, Better Results-Standards Increase Development." In order to give more meaning to the occasion, the Ministry of Commerce is urging the industrial sector to bring their products for exhibition and sale at the program site. This will accelerate the interest in our made in Liberia products.

At the program, the Minister of Commerce and Industry Miatta Beysolow will present a special statement while heads of various business organizations will make remarks.

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