Keynote Speeches
"SDGs and International Standards" Mr Tetsuo Kondo, UNDP UNDP
Mr John Walter, ISO N3
Mr Dennis Chew, IEC -
Dr Chae-sub Lee, ITU-T -
Session 1: Economic Mr Hiroo Wakai, Japan
(1) Smart Manufacturing to support the SDGs Dr Kazuhiko Tsutsumi, Japan N7
(2) Standardisation and the Green Economy Ms Chantal Guay, Canada N8
(3) Automated Driving System Mr Susumu Akiyama, Japan N9
(4) Standards in Support of Accessible Innovaiton Ms Teresa Cendrowska, USA N10

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Session 2: Social Ms Choy Sauw Kook, Singapore
(1) Standardisation Promotes Sustainable Development in Rural Areas Mr Song Guo Jian, China N11
(2) Smart City Mr Hansik Kim, South Korea N12
(3) Personal Care Robots Dr Yoji Yamada, Japan
Dr Yoshihiro Nakabo, Japan
(4) Sharing Economy Mr Hideaki Ninomiya, Japan
Ms Priya Malik, Canada
Session 3: Environmental Dr Bronwyn Evans, Australia
(1) Challenges Encountered in Developing Sustainability Standards Mr Dan Ryan, USA N15
(2) Standardisation Innovation Facilities City Sustainable Development Ms Sun Wei, China N16
(3) Water Efficiency Management System Ms Sabrina Anthony, Singapore N17
(4) Fine Bubble Technology Dr Toshihiro Fujita, Japan N18

Reference material:
Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals with ISO standards

15 MAY

“Standards for Human Centered Society” – How can standards support our sustainable and inclusive society?
Standards have been playing important roles for the past decades in various scenes of our daily life. Enriched life with high quality products, ensured safety and security, preservation and protection of environment, technology development and innovation; all of them are supported by standards. The scope of standardization has gone beyond manufacturing and being expanded to cover variety of fields such as servicing, social system, connectivity, etc., which has made the framework of standardization more complexed. We should, however, remember that human is always in the center of standards. While simplification is one of the objectives of standardization, standards should be designed to be implemented by a variety of people in different societies over the world. PASC AGM in Okayama 2018 will be the opportunities for PASC members to reconfirm the history and role of standards, discuss on challenges our complexed society will be facing, and try to identify possible solutions through standardization, but always human being in the center.

Keynote Speech (Introduction)


What are key factors for creation of our sustainable and inclusive future society? Though there are several discussions going on, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stipulated in “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” which was adopted at the United Nations Summit in September 2015, gives us three dimensions, namely, economic, social and environmental.

Topic1: Economic


When looking back on the history, advancement of manufacturing technologies had promoted mechanization in factories, which upgraded the center of industries from agriculture to manufacture. Furthermore, development of computers and information technologies has enabled automation and digitalization of manufacturing industries, and has emerged service sector industries in various fields. As innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Big Data have been newly invented, and companies, industries and systems in different fields have been connected together through those technologies, which have created new services and values in several markets, it is worth noting that economic and social systems should be also aligned with the innovation of technologies to make those new services and values fully available in a whole society. This session will give us an opportunity to discuss on how standardization can open the door for those new services and values to be accepted and utilized in our society.

Relevant SDGs:
SDG 2 Zero Hunger, SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Topic2: Social


Advanced technologies and economic development have provided us with us opportunities to enjoy our prosperous life. For example, advancement in various medical devices has contributed to longer life expectance, and diffusion of the internet has diminished gaps of time and space, and has diversified the ways of learning and working. As more possibilities to participate in the society have been opened for people regardless of their ages, gender, region or languages, this session will provide us an opportunity to exchange views and ideas on the roles of standards to create an inclusive society where a variety of people can take their advantages to study, work and live together.

Relevant SDGs:
SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being, SDG 4 Quality Education, SDG 5 Gender Equality, SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities, SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals

Topic3: Environmental


It is obvious that the environment surrounding us including every natural resource won’t be secured forever. As there are still lots of people around the world who has no sufficient access to the necessary infrastructure for their life such as water, electricity and foods, and excessive use of resources might threaten the life of next generations, effective use of resources therefore should be a big challenge to be tackled on at world-wide scale. This session will give us an opportunity to consider what roles standardization can play for securing environmental sustainability with economic and social developments over the world and for future generations.

Relevant SDGs:
SDG 1 No Poverty, SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production, SDG 13 Climate Action, SDG 14 Life Below Water, SDG 15 Life on Land

Break-out Sessions


1) What have been achieved by standardization so far?

2) Where are the gaps? What roles could standardization play in the future?

3) What should be done by PASC Members to overcome the issues?

You are encouraged to read and understand SDGs prior to workshop. Please click here.

For those who wish to attend the workshop (Japanese applicants who are non-PASC members), please go to the website linked below to register.

※ For PASC Members, please register here (Register) to register for the workshop.
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