9th June – World Accreditation Day

  • The World Accreditation Day is a global initiative jointly celebrated on 9th June, every year by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF).
  • It aims to raise awareness on the importance of accreditation related activities and to promote it amongst all relevant stakeholders.
  • This year’s theme is “Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.
  • 2021’s theme focuses on the use of accreditation in supporting the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • It provides the opportunity for ILAC and IAF members to share examples with stakeholders, regulators and consumers of how accreditation may be applied to meet objectives
  • Such as increasing trade, addressing environment and health and safety concerns, and improving the general overall quality of output in an economy.
  • Participation in the programme will help in understanding the role of Quality and Accreditation in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • SDGs are at the core of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a broad and ambitious plan of action with the overarching objective of leaving no one behind.
  • Accreditation, in collaboration with other quality infrastructure institutions, provides the technical foundations that are critical to the functioning of developed and developing societies.
  • It enables industrial development, trade competitiveness in global markets, efficient use of natural and human resources, food safety, and health and environmental protection.