About ISOTC 223


ISO/TC 223 develops international standards that aim to increase societal security, i.e. protection of society from and response to incidents, emergencies, and disasters... Read more


Societal security considers and integrates a range of interconnected disciplines, such as risk management, crisis management, emergency management with its essential tools... Read more


The sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk to the bottom of the Barents Sea in 2000 can be cited as a major impetus for the formation of ISO/TC 223. The international salvage operation that followed the accident provided painful evidence that the international community lacked the tools necessary... Read more

Major milestones

The first deliverable of the committee ISO/PAS 22399 was published in November 2007, describing a guideline for incident preparedness and operational continuity management... Read more

More Information

ISO/TC 223 Business plan

"Crisis-proofing cities" by Åsa Kyrk Gere and Stefan Tangen in ISO Focus 2013-01

"Enhancing societal resilience" by Stefan Tangen in ISO Focus 2009-06

"Protecting our society - ISO's crisis management approach to all hazards" by Krister Kumlin in ISO Focus 2009-02

"Societal security - ISO tackles a new field for standards" by Stefan Tangen in ISO Focus 2007-10


Upcoming events

20-24 January in Bogota, Colombia 
Working Group 9 meeting

[TBD] February, Zoom
Communication Group meeting

[TBD] Mars in London, UK 
Working Group 6 and Working Group 8 meeting

21-26 June, 2020, in Berlin, Germany
8th ISO/TC 292 plenary meeting



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