ISO is the global non-governmental standards setting body consisting of representatives from national standards bodies of 157 countries. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) represents India in the ISO.
On Friday in election to the governing council took place in Geneva for 7 vacancies, India, along with China, Brazil, Spain, Holland, Kenya and Tunisia were elected for two years, begining from January 2008. Earlier India represented in the ISO governing council in 2002 and 2003. The ISO governing council has 18 members in total.