Every year, World Metrology Day is celebrated on May 20 around the world. The day celebrates the International System of Units. The date is the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. Metrology is the study of measurement. World Metrology Day commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875, which established the International System of Units (SI) and promotes the importance of metrology, the science of measurement, in our daily lives. Every year, World Metrology Day is celebrated with a unique theme. This year, World Metrology Day 2024 theme is ‘Sustainability’. World Metrology Day: Inspirational Quotes To Share In Observance Of The Day That Honors Measurements.

World Metrology Day 2024 Date

World Metrology Day 2024 falls on Monday, May 20.

World Metrology Day History

World Metrology Day is the annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on May 20, 1875, by 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 remains as important today as it was in 1875.

World Metrology Day Significance

World Metrology Day helps people around the world understand what is meant by the science of measurement and why we are so dependent upon it. Metrology is the scientific study of measurement that allows individuals to set common standards for units and measuring instruments. It provides the foundation for data-driven decision-making and policy development in sustainability; hence, this day holds great importance worldwide.

Ensuring accurate measurements across various aspects of sustainability helps organisations, governments and individuals make informed choices that contribute to a sustainable future.

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