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Secretariat Update: April 2017
WAD 2017
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MCC - Workshops in New Zealand and Australia
Executive - Projects
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UNIDO - New Brochures on Sustainable Development
OECD
JCTLM Launch New Website
OIML-CS Update
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News from EA
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APLAC PIC and PAC CMC to host Joint PSA Workshop
IAAC Report
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Cofrac - Accreditation Scheme for Odours
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SADCAS Assessor Conclave
OGA - 15th Anniversary
News from HKAS
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DAC – Inspection Body Accreditation
NABL: IAF-ILAC 2016 Joint Annual Meetings
SEMAC : Accreditation supporting Moroccan regulatory authorities
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I am very proud to have gained your confidence and it is with a substantial dose of humility that I approach the task of leading the ILAC community into the future that awaits us. The pace at which the world and its business models change has increased rapidly during the last few decades. We are facing a bigger challenge than ever to accommodate the needs of regulators, specifiers, procurement agencies, businesses, conformity assessment bodies and the market at large.

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Secretariat Update: April 2017

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WAD 2017
9 June 2017 marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.




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MCC - Workshops in New Zealand and Australia
The IAF and ILAC Communications teams worked with Australian/New Zealand Accreditation Body, JAS-ANZ to deliver a trio of Workshops in New Zealand and Australia following the successful ILAC MCC and IAF CMC meetings held in Auckland, New Zealand from 14 – 16 March 2017.
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Executive - Projects

The ILAC Executive Committee continues to work on two significant projects, namely the revision of the ILAC Articles and Bylaws, and the implementation of ILAC-R3 ILAC Strategic Plan 2015-2020 using the actions detailed in Supplement 1 to ILAC R3. The ILAC Strategic Plan is also a standing item for the agenda of each of the ILAC committee meetings. ILAC-R3 can be downloaded from the ILAC Publications and Resources section.

 

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UNIDO - New Brochures on Sustainable Development

 

UNIDO has published a new brochure which highlights the contribution of accredited conformity assessment services to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The significance of an accreditation system for trade and the economy, as well as practical advice for the establishment of accreditation bodies, are the focus of a newly released publication titled, "Establishing accreditation in developing economies - A guide to opening the door for global trade".
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OECD
ILAC's Growing Role in Supporting Regulatory Co-operation
ILAC and IAF, the global accreditation associations, have contributed to research conducted by OECD to analyse the impact of international organisations (IOs) in supporting regulatory co-operation.

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News from EA

- New EA Members in 2016
- EA continually strengthening relations with stakeholders
- EA supporting ground-breaking trade accord between Canada and the EU
- EA’s latest achievements to be built upon in 2017
- CIM 2017 confirming EA’s active contribution

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News from ARAC

- ARAC Strategy 2016- 2021
- ILAC & IAF Evaluation of ARAC
- ARAC Peer evaluations and participation of ARAC Peer evaluators at Regional Peer evaluations

- ARAC trains newcomers to ARAC peer evaluation teams in Muscat, Oman
- ARAC Experienced Peer Evaluators Workshop
- 5th ARAC General Assembly and annual committee meetings
- ARAC Cooperation with the other Regional Cooperation Bodies
- UpcomingARAC key events

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Cofrac - Accreditation Scheme for Odours
Development of a new accreditation scheme: a major step in acknowledging the reliability of odourology
Odourology, or the science of smells, is an identification method of human scents by specially-trained dogs.


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Updates from BAB

- The 5th Meeting of the SAARC Expert Group on Accreditation held in Dhaka

- Training Courses for ISO/IEC 17025

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News from Eurachem
Eurachem, supported by ILAC, is hosting a workshop on Proficiency Testing in Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine in October in Portorož, Slovenia.

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