Dubai: For the 1st time in the Middle East and North Africa, on September 9, the United Arab Emirates will host three days of 41st meeting of the JCRB (Joint Committee of the Regional Metrology Organizations) BIPM, in Dubai, which oversees and follows up on metrology activities globally, will be attended by 40 officials from around the world, organized by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA).

Hosting the event is historic, being the most largest gathering of metrologists in the world, where it is developing strategies for the development of metrology and specialized scientific research in the field of high accuracy measurements, which supports important economic and productive sectors, such as industry, production and chemical and electrical fields.

The event will be attended by the President of the BIPM, H.E Dr.Hilal Alkaabi secretary general of Abu Dhabi quality and conformity council, H.E. Mr. Saud Al-Khusaibi, Secretary General of GCC Standardization Organization (GSO), and the Presidents of national institutes in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa, as well as the Gulf Metrology Organization.

His Excellency Abdullah Abdul Qader Al Maeeni, Director General of the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA), the host and organizer of the event, said that the UAE's hosting of this global event reflects the ability and keenness to make our country a global platform for development ideas and visions for the various economic and productive sectors globally.

At its 39th meeting in Paris, the Joint Commission agreed to hold the 41st meeting in the United Arab Emirates.
He added: As part of the objectives of the UAE National Agenda 2021, we aim to make the UAE as the capital of economic, commercial and tourism of more than two billion people.

We, in the team of the UAE federal government, are making an effort to move to a knowledge-based and innovative economy, by encouraging research and development and strengthening the regulatory framework of the sectors. He said.
The UAE has formally acceded to the International Meters Agreement, and our country is one of the first countries to become a full member of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.

Eng. Amina Zainal, Director of Metrology Department at ESMA, confirmed that hosting the UAE represented by Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council for the first time in the region is an event of such importance that positively affects the UAE as a scientific center.

The participants will discuss mechanisms to develop national measurement capabilities in the participating countries, through organizing intercomparison programs in different measurement fields.


Emirates Authority for Standardisation & Metrology (ESMA) is the federal authority accredited by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to practice administrative responsibilities by unifying management, supervision and coordination of standards, metrology, and quality control. The Authority's policy is drawn up by a Board of Directors headed by a Minister, comprising representatives of the relevant federal and local government authorities.
The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) established as a financially and administratively independent federal body under Federal Law No. 28 of 2001. The Board of Directors is chaired by Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al-Mansouri, Minister of Economy. The Authority provides standards, metrology, conformity assessment and accreditation services in accordance with international requirements and practices. The Authority has developed the services and increased the performance to an equivalent international bodies level providing similar Standardization services.

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