World Metrology Day - 20 May

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World Metrology Day is celebrated annually on 20 May to commemorate the signing of the Meter Convention on 20 May 1875.

An Overview of the News

  • The theme for World Metrology Day 2023 is "Measurements supporting the global food system".

  • The Meter Convention established a framework for international cooperation in the science of measurement and its applications in industry, commerce and society.

  • The purpose of the Meter Convention isto ensure global uniformity in measurement.

  • The World Metrology Day project is a joint effort of BIPM (International Bureau of Weights and Measures) and OIML (International Organization of Legal Metrology).

  • The website provides resources for participants to locate and encourage countries and metrology organisations to join and participate in this year's event.

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