World Metrology Day

Media Releases July 29, 2020
NATA team

World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signing of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 by the representatives of 17 nations.

The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications. The original aim of the Metre Convention – the worldwide uniformity of measurement – remains as important today as it was in 1875.

The 2020 World Metrology Day Resource Website is now live:

Here you will find a message from the Directors, downloadable poster, press release and an FAQ section.

The theme this year is Measurements for global trade. This theme was chosen to create awareness of the important role measurement plays in facilitating fair global trade; ensuring products meet standards and regulations, and satisfying customer quality expectations.

Last year’s World Metrology Day was a huge success and the committee hopes to build on that success in 2020.