ISO 22397 Societal security - Guidelines for establishing partnering arrangements


The world has evolved into a global community of interdependent societies. Changes in technical and economic relationships have resulted in cross-jurisdictional and trans-boundary interdependencies for vital societal functions and assets. The security and well-being of people increasingly depend on the continuity of vital functions of individual organizations, local communities, nations and the global community regardless of political boundaries. The impact of incidents has increased the need for enhanced preparedness, response and recovery programmes.

ISO 22397 is an International Standard that provides guidelines for establishing partnering arrangements among organizations to manage multiple relationships for events impacting on societal security. It incorporates principles and describes the process for planning, developing, implementing and reviewing partnering arrangements.


This International Standard is applicable to all organizations regardless of type, size and nature of activity whether in or between the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors.


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Upcoming events

WG 2 meeting (ISO 22313)
15-17 January, in London

WG 4 meeting
21 January, Zoom

Communication Group meeting 
14 February, Zoom 

WG 5 meeting (ISO 22392)
22 February, Zoom

WG 3 meeting
26-29 March 2019, in Calgary

WG 2 meeting,
20-24 May 2019, in Delft

7th ISO/TC 292 plenary meeting
8-12 September, in Bangkok, Thailand 2019

8th ISO/TC 292 plenary meeting
[TBD] June, 2020, in Berlin, Germany



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