Societal security considers and integrates a range of interconnected disciplines, such as risk management, crisis management, emergency management with its essential tools as crises communication and command and control, continuity management, security management, disaster management and resilience. In addition, societal security covers a range of integrated activities such as anticipation, assessment, prevention, protection, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery before, during, and after a disruptive incident.

The expected benefits of the work from ISO/TC 223 are:

provision of International Standards to enhance all actors capacity in society to handle all phases before, during and after an disruptive events;achievement of greater consistency across multiple interests and different abilities of professional disciplines, sectors, and levels of administrative responsibility within national and transnational contexts including increased organisational resilience;increased preparedness and continuity management culture and best practices within organisations;reduced risks and consequences of accidental, intentional and natural events;enhanced deployment, integration and interoperability of procedures, systems and technologies;increased level of cooperation and coordination;increased awareness and enhanced capabilities amongst interested parties and stakeholders to share information and to communicate; andincreased public awareness and public warning.

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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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