Information Technology Standards

The JTC 1 vision

JTC 1 is the standards development environment where experts come together to develop worldwide Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) standards for business and consumer applications. Additionally, JTC 1 provides the standards approval environment for integrating diverse and complex ICT technologies.

For more information: JTC 1 mission and principles, JTC 1 Value Proposition (pdf, 127 kB) and the The Delta Value of JTC 1 as a provider of International Standards (pdf, 79 kB), Long term business plan (pdf, 76 kB).


Since its inception in 1987, JTC 1 has brought about a number of very successful and relevant ICT standards in the fields of multimedia (e.g.: MPEG), IC cards ("smart cards"), ICT security, database query and programming languages as well as character sets, to name just a few.

See also: Hollywood presents Emmy Award to ITU, ISO and IEC and Second Emmy award for ISO/IEC MPEG-4 AVC standard


JTC 1 facts and figures

There are 2490 published JTC 1 standards developed by some 2100 technical experts from around the world. Please go to the JTC 1 information page for the exact number. This page also includes information about scope, membership, published standards, work programme, business plans, committee structure and meetings

How to get involved

If you want to get involved in the work of JTC 1 you must contact the ISO Member or IEC National Committee in your country. Not all ISO members or IEC National Committees are members of JTC 1. Membership may be different for the sub-committees of JTC 1.

JTC 1 information page Public information
Subcommittees/working groups General committee documents
Mission and principles PAS submitters
JTC 1 working area (restricted access) Business plans
Meeting calendar Standing documents
Publicly available standards JTC 1 supplement
Old JTC 1 documents  

JTC 1 Chairperson

Ms. Karen Higginbottom

Ms. Karen Higginbottom



JTC 1 Secretary

Mrs. Lisa Rajchel

Mrs. Lisa Rajchel
Contact the secretariat



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