On the occasion of World Accreditation Day on 9 June 2020, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launches a new publication, titled: Tested & Accepted – Implementing ISO/IEC 17025.

This publication provides practical guidance to ISO/IEC 17025, the international standard for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. It is intended to aid laboratories to conform to the ISO/IEC 17025 requirements as well as when they transition to the revised 2017 standard.

It is widely acknowledged that a first step in facilitating acceptance of foreign-generated test results happens through accreditation, using an agreed set of general criteria for the competence of testing laboratories. Without consensus on accreditation, it is impossible to generate the cross-border confidence in product standards necessary to enable international trade.

As the largest multilateral player in quality infrastructure development, with a proven track record of enhancing national capacity. Over the last twenty years, UNIDO has supported more than 1,000 CABs in 58 countries in regions across the world, helping numerous developing countries increase their productive capacity, export base and domestic and foreign investment.

Link to publication here.