Launching Event: Best Practice in Laboratory Policy Development Guidance on sustainable laboratory infrastructure development
Friday, 23 April 2021, 14:30-16:00 (CET)
The high-level panel will discuss the need for sustainable laboratory infrastructure development. On this occasion UNIDO will launch its guidance document on laboratory policy development.
Laboratories are necessary for proving the compliance of products and services with regulations and conformity with market requirements. The data and information that laboratories provide are essential for transparent and trustworthy decision making. Laboratories also ensure products and services meet the triple bottom line of social, environmental and financial considerations. Laboratory Infrastructure comprises the laboratories (public and private), together with the scientific principles, practices and supportive laboratory quality control systems that are required to quantify, underpin and enhance quality competitiveness, innovation, productivity, safety, health and environmental soundness and sustainability of goods, services and processes.
As part of the Quality Infrastructure, laboratories are a crucial element in promoting and sustaining economic development and environmental and social wellbeing, thereby contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which sits at the heart of development plans and implementation strategies of many developing countries.