The World Accreditation Day (#WAD2021) was celebrated on 9 June 2021. This year, the focus is on Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 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.

World Accreditation Day (#WAD2021), is a global initiative established by IAF and ILAC to promote the value of accreditation and IOAS is a signatory of the IAF MLA and a full member of the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC)– a regional group of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).