International Relations Announces the Formation of Certified Marriage Agencies Organization and Website

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Certified Marriage Agency site to promote ethical and honest operations for international marriage brokers and institutes new staged certification process for demonstrated compliance.

International Relations announces the formation of a new organization and website designed to establish, promote and enforce standards for honest and ethical operation of International Marriage Brokers. Through the combined efforts of, and (Russian-based women's advocacy organization), International Relations formally launched the (CMA) website to promote ethics-based operations for International Marriage Brokers.

In November of this year, earlier announced the release of the Agency Code of Ethics (ACoE), which is now the centerpiece of Certified Marriage Agencies' standards of behavior, and forms the basis for the Certification Program.

Ken Joldersma, one of the many parties involved behind CMA, says, "Having been involved in International Relations and associated with international introductions through the web site, and having met my wife through one of the International Marriage Brokers, I have witnessed the many, many problems of marriage agencies not behaving honestly and with integrity. The work we are doing at CMA is ground-breaking and will have an enormously positive influence on the businesses who introduce men and women across the globe."

Sandro Floriani from Italy, one of the architects of the ACoE and CMA efforts, says, "I have been cruising the world of international dating websites for the past four years, and was appalled by the dishonesty and money-making greed of many of the players in this field. I hope that our endevour will contribute significantly to separating the wheat from the chaff."

Jim Eisele, another contributor to the CMA effort, says, "Having had almost daily interaction with clients of International Marriage Brokers over the past five years, it's been obvious that the immense need for an organization such as CMA has been a long time coming. Generally speaking, it's been my observation that the Marriage agencies who serve the best interests of their clients, rather than investors, have been small and difficult to find in the vast array of choices available. All of that is changing with the launch of CMA's initiative. I've been duly impressed by the growing number of Agencies who have embraced the CMA's Agency Code of Ethics, recognising early on that a "Certified Ethical" business model is actually good for the bottom line."

Another of the principal movers behind the CMA initiative, John Elich of The Netherlands, adds, "Since first involved in international relations by spectating and advising on forums I have seen many problems resulting from marriage agencies, while at the same time understanding that they can deliver a very good service in bringing people together. With the first suggestion of setting up an organization like CMA I understood that this was exactly what was needed. Starting international relations is hard enough without having to worry if the Marriage Broker used is reliable. CMA will make it easier to recognize which agency to choose."

The CMA site opens with four marriage agencies having achieved the first level of certification.,, and are the first of many expected agencies/brokers who seek recognition for honest and ethical operations.

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