Government Engagement

Working at the intersection of public policy, government affairs and standards development, we help Policymakers and Government Officials connect with standardization developments within IEEE while working with them to facilitate access to the latest emerging technical information.

Global Progress through Technology, Standards, and Policy

We are committed to building bridges between the worlds of technology, standards and policy making. We do this by participating in policy fora, making contributions to the global dialogue on critical issues and engaging with global leaders to help promote innovation, enable the creation and expansion of international markets and protect health and public safety.

Enhancing Standardization through Global Collaboration

We collaborate with various bodies and organizations from around the world to help improve understanding of standardization at the intersection of policy and regulation, increase coordination on standards issues and strengthen the use of impactful consensus-based standards and identify opportunities to advance our respective and collective missions.


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The Government Engagement Program on Standards (GEPS) is a tailored program for government officials from around the world where they gain strategic insights into IEEE standardization and contribute to discussions at the intersection of technology, standards and policy.

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Standards Fellowship

A capacity building program for individuals from National Standards Bodies and Government Bodies where they strengthen their knowledge about IEEE standards development through informative workshops and ongoing information exchange.

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Standards Adoption

Voluntary technical standards have a significant role in international exchange of products and services. They are used for safety and reliability, to support technical regulations, to ensure interoperability, to grow markets, to address fast-moving and converging technologies, and more.


Join us at upcoming events and see event highlights from past events.

2024 events coming soon.

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World Radiocommunication Congress (WRC)

20 November - 15 December 2023 | Dubai, UAE

WRC reviews the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary-satellite and non-geostationary-satellite orbits.

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2023 Science Summit at the United Nations General Assembly

19 September 2023 | Virtual

The Summit will examine what enabling policy, regulatory and financial environments are needed to implement and sustain the science mechanisms required to support genuinely global scientific collaborations across continents, nations and themes. IEEE is hosting a virtual session called “Opportunities: Renewable Oceans and Sustainable Maritime Industry Initiatives”.

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UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)

12 July 2023 | Webinar

The UN HLPF is the central United Nations platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs at the global level. IEEE is hosting a virtual session on the topic of “Ocean Sustainability and the Impact of Pollution”.

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Pan-European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG)

19-21 June 2023 | Tampere, Finland

The Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) is an open platform for informal and inclusive discussions on public policy issues related to Internet Governance.

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World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum

13-17 March 2023 | Geneva, Switzerland

We hope you enjoyed our sessions at the WSIS Forum where we discussed leveraging and utilizing resources and communities to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs.

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A collection of resources and information curated for government officials, policymakers, and regulators, covering standardization topics, including policy briefs, statements and contributions.

  • IEEE GET Program
    A subsidized program that provides free access to a select collection of IEEE.
  • IEEE Reading Room
    Providing read-only access to IEEE standards incorporated by reference in legislation.
  • Beyond Standards Blog
    Providing insights, sharing information and exchanging opinions on standards and their use and impact.
  • All IEEE SA events
    A comprehensive calendar of all IEEE SA events.

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