World accreditation day #WAD2021

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World accreditation day #WAD2021

International Accreditation Organizations– International Accreditation Forum (IAF)  and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC),  as every year on June 9, 2021, mark World Accreditation Day globally to better inform the public about the importance and value of accreditation.

This year’s theme of the World Accreditation Day for 2021 is: Supporting the Implementation of the SDGs.

The Sustainable Development Goals ( represent a bluprint for achieving better and more sustainable future. They address global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate change and environmental degradation and justice.

The joint statement issued by  IAF and ILAC chairmen alludes to maintaining a close strategic partnership and technical cooperation with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) because they recognize the important role that accreditation plays in achieving sustainable development and its impact on industrial development and economic growth.

 Joint statment made by IAF chairman Mr. Xiao Jianhua and chairman of ILAC Mrs. Etty Feller can be viewed: HERE   

The joint statement of the chairs also emphasizes the importance of accreditation as a key cornerstone in support of the goals of sustainable development and three interrelated thematic priorities: creating common prosperity, improving economic competitiveness and protecting the environment.

ILAC and IAF have issued a brochure( i poster ( highlighting positive examples of the role and importance of accreditation in implementing sustainable development goals.

You can watch short promotional films on the topic of ’’World Accreditation day 2021. Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’’ made on the occasion of marking the World Accreditation Day with Serbian subtitles in the following links: 

WAD 2021 - Meeting the needs of people - Accreditation: Supporting the implementation of SDGs:
WAD 2021 - Protecting the planet - Accreditation: Supporting the implementation of SDGs:
WAD 2021 - Building prosperity - Accreditation: Supporting the implementation of SDGs:

Sincerely, Your ATS