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Reflections on the past, present and future
World Accreditation Day 2011
IAF-ILAC Joint Annual Meetings to be held in Bangkok
18th PAC Plenary meeting to be held in the Philippines
ema Media Campaign
DAK continues to make progress
OAA: First accreditation body recognized by RTRS to assess certification bodies
IAAC MLA signatories and training
EA membership and EA MLA signatories
EA 2011 – a year of change
EA outreach
Sector schemes stimulate debate in EA
Change of Venue – IAF Technical Committee
Update from the PAC Chair
New edition of ISO/IEC 17021 published on 1 February 2011
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Reflections on the past, present and future

The IAF General Assembly in Shanghai, in October 2010, was my first opportunity to speak to the members as the IAF Chair. I fear I messed up the agenda by taking over an hour making my presentation, but I did receive positive comments from some members. For those of you who weren't able to be there, here is my view on the past, present and a glimpse into the future of IAF.  

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World Accreditation Day 2011
June 9th 2011 marks World Accreditation Day. The theme of the day this year is 'Accreditation: Supporting the Work of Regulators'. Watch the new promotional film.
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Shangri-La Hotel
IAF-ILAC Joint Annual Meetings to be held in Bangkok
The National Standardization Council of Thailand (NSC) would like to extend a heartwarming invitation to all delegates and guests to Thailand, for the ILAC-IAF Joint Annual meetings 2011 during 2-11 November 2011.
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18th PAC Plenary meeting to be held in the Philippines
The 18thPlenary Meeting of the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) will be held in the City of Manila, Philippines on 11-18 June 2011.  The venue of the meetings will be the historic Manila Hotel. Hosting the meeting for the first time is the Philippine Accreditation Office (PAO), with its Officer-in-Charge Jaime Lasaro L. Olmos overseeing the preparations for the hosting event since October of last year. Read more >>


 
EMA campaign
EMA campaign
ema Media Campaign
ema, the Mexican accreditation body, launched a national media campaign in October 2010 highlighting the importance of compliance with standards.
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Msc.Ibush Luzha, Director of Kosovo Accreditation Directorate
Msc.Ibush Luzha, Director of Kosovo Accreditation Directorate
DAK continues to make progress
Although the Accreditation Directorate of Kosovo (DAK) is the newest accreditation body in the Balkan Region, it has made remarkable progress in the field of conformity assessment. Ibush Luzha, Director of DAK, looks ahead to the continued progress.  
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RTRS standard monitoring
RTRS standard monitoring
OAA: First accreditation body recognized by RTRS to assess certification bodies
During 2010, OAA, the Argentinian Accreditation Body actively participated in the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association which developed certification requirements and protocols of responsible soy, as well as for accreditation under the ISO / IEC Guide 65 for certification bodies working in this area.
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ECA receiving its MLA certificate as a signatory to the IAAC MLA for the scope of Quality Management Systems (QMS) certification bodies (ISO/IEC 17021)
ECA receiving its MLA certificate as a signatory to the IAAC MLA for the scope of Quality Management Systems (QMS) certification bodies (ISO/IEC 17021)
IAAC MLA signatories and training

IAAC currently represents a total of 41 members from 23 countries in the Americas. 23 are full members, 7 are associate members and 11 are stakeholders.

The previous period has seen several developments, including plans to extend the IAAC MLA scope, new signatories within the Region, and a number of training courses to continue to develop competence levels.

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Ranko Nikolic, the Director of the Accreditation Body of Republic of Montenegro (ATCG), welcoming the participants in the 26th EA General Assembly
Ranko Nikolic, the Director of the Accreditation Body of Republic of Montenegro (ATCG), welcoming the participants in the 26th EA General Assembly
EA membership and EA MLA signatories

EA currently counts 33 full member ABs, of which 29 are signatories to the EA MLA. This article provides a snap shot of the current membership and contracts of cooperation.

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EA 2011 – a year of change
2011 will be a year of change for EA. Read more >>


EA outreach
As part of the EA Strategic Plan 2010-2015, a specific communication policy is being developed by the EA Communications and Publications Committee (CPC) to reflect its current status within Europe. Read more >>


Sector schemes stimulate debate in EA
Both in and outside Europe, an increasing number of sector schemes are turning to accreditation as the most efficient way to establish confidence. Whilst this is excellent recognition of accreditation, it has stimulated a number of discussions. Read more >>


 
Guenther Beer receives certificate of recognition
Guenther Beer receives certificate of recognition
Change of Venue – IAF Technical Committee
IAF and ILAC members were planning to meet in Tunis, Tunisia in March 2010, as guests of TUNAC, the host for the meetings. However the unfolding events in the country presented ILAC and IAF with a decision of whether to move the meetings or cancel them.
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Update from the PAC Chair
Shinichi Iguchi, the PAC Chair, provides an update of activities that took place in the Region in 2010. Read more >>


 
WG 21 meeting in June 2010
WG 21 meeting in June 2010
New edition of ISO/IEC 17021 published on 1 February 2011
The second edition of ISO/IEC 17021 Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems sets new requirements for the auditing of management systems and for auditor competence in order to increase the value of management system certification to public and private sector organizations worldwide.
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Send us your news items
The next edition of IAF News will be published in November 2011. IAF is always interested to receive relevant articles from the accrediation community.
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