June 9 is World Accreditation Day 2015

IAF Chair Randy Dougherty and ILAC Chair Peter Unger have issued a joint statement recognizing June 9 as World Accreditation Day 2015. The annual celebration this year will focus on the theme "Supporting the Delivery of Health and Social Care."

The successful provision of health and social care is one of the greatest challenges today and will only grow in its magnitude and complexity, Dougherty and Unger note in their statement. Accreditation provides a key tool in this regard.

Case studies, independent research, and supporting information illustrating the value of accreditation in the health and social care sector can be view at, a joint website set up by ISO, ILAC, IAF, IIOC, and IEC to help the public sector learn about the benefits of using conformity assessment.