World Accreditation Day - 9 June

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World-Accreditation-Day---9-JuneWorld Accreditation Day is a day celebrated annually on 9th June.

An Overview of the New

  • It is a global initiative established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

  • 2023 Theme: "Accreditation: Supporting the Future of Global Business."

  • Objective: To raise awareness of the value and importance of recognition.

  • Promotes the quality, safety and reliability of products, services and systems.

  • Lowers trade barriers and promotes innovation.

  • The ILAC/IAF mutual recognition arrangement enhances supply chain efficiency.

  • Accreditation confirms that conformity assessment bodies (CABs) meet standards.

  • CABs provide services such as testing, inspection and certification.

History of World Accreditation Day:

  • World Accreditation Day (WAD) was established in 2008 by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).

  • WAD aims to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation in ensuring quality, safety and reliability.

  • It is observed annually on 9 June, which marks the anniversary of the signing of the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) in 1994.

  • ILAC is an agreement between MRA accreditation bodies that enables mutual recognition of accreditation across countries.

  • ILAC facilitates international trade by fostering trust and confidence in MRA conformity assessment results.

  • The WAD serves as a forum for activities and initiatives to increase public understanding of recognition.

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