Supporting quality policy formulation

Supporting quality policy formulation

VIENNA, 23 November 2017 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) hosted an Expert Group Meeting reviewing Quality Policy Guiding Principles today. This continues a partnership with various key stakeholders from the global network for Quality Infrastructure (QI) development, as well as with representatives from national regional and international Q I-related institutions and development partners. This work is funded by the Government of Finland.

The National Quality Policy is the basic government instrument for establishing goals, formalizing, and overseeing the development and performance of a country’s National Quality Infrastructure.  A well-implemented QI contributes to governmental policy objectives in areas such as the trade of products and services, gender equality, efficient use of natural and human resources, food safety, health, the environment, climate change, and other topics relevant to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals .

Over the last year, UNIDO has cooperated with a range of partners, such as the Network on Metrology, Accreditation and Standardization for Developing Countries, the World Bank and the British Standards Institution on the development of five Key Guiding Principles for Quality Policy Development.

This meeting contributes to a wider dissemination and validation of the principles, which will form the basis for a guidebook to be published in 2018.

For more information, please contact:

Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento

Director of Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation