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» World Accreditation Day 2023

June 9th 2023 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2023), a global initiative established by ILAC and IAF to promote the value of accreditation.

This year’s theme, Accreditation: Supporting the Future of Global Trade focuses on how accreditation supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 14, and 17.

A joint statement released by the Chairs of IAF and ILAC introduces the importance of accreditation in supporting the implementation of the SDGs.

The WAD 2023 poster was created by Vivek Vardhan and is the result of a competition run by ILAC and IAF. You can find more information on the design and the creator here.


Coming soon…

As in previous year’s a Joint Statement from the ILAC and IAF Chairs will be issued as well as a brochure and video to promote the event.


Follow ILAC and IAF on Twitter for more information about accreditation supporting the implementation of the SDGs in the period leading up to WAD. We encourage you to celebrate with us online using the hashtag #WAD2023 and to contact your local accreditation body for further details on local media and online seminars and programs they may be organising.

Login to the Members area for more information on how to celebrate the day and to download the poster and brochure templates for use in other languages.

Previous World Accreditation Day publications are available here.