AP Members can now download documentation in our Documentation section.
Nearly half of the world's population is directly dependent on
Launch of the 3rd Flagship Report: Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS), Trade and Sustainable Development
3rd UNFSS Flagship Report: Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS), Trade and
Fostering Green Exports through Voluntary Sustainability Standards in Developing Countries, Vanuatu and Lao PDR
UNCTAD is implementing a project “Fostering Green Exports through Voluntary
Launch of the Indian National Platform on Private Sustainable Standards, 18 March 2016, New Delhi, India.
On 18 March the Government of India launched a national
FAO has published a document on Impact of international voluntary
The UNFSS was present at the following events in India
Frank Grothaus of the UNFSS support group attended this meeting,
Standards Conclave – Role of Standards in International Trade: Challenges,
On March 6-7, 2014, the International Cocoa Organization, in collaboration
The UNFSS, in collaboration with the State Secretariat for Economic
The Summary Reports are now available for the UNFSS workshops
There was a UNFSS Briefing Session on June 27th, 2013 in
The Summary of the Minutes and presentation for the UNFSS
The United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) is a joint initiative of 5 UN Agencies (FAO, ITC, UNCTAD, UN Environment and UNIDO) that seeks to address these challenges. It is a demand-driven forum for intergovernmental actors to communicate among each other and engage with key target groups (producers, traders, consumers, standard-setters, certification-bodies, trade diplomats, relevant NGOs and researchers) to address their information needs and influence concerned stakeholders. It aims to provide impartial information, analysis, and discussions on VSS and their potential contribution to facilitate market access, strengthen public goods and achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Most importantly, the UNFSS focuses on potential trade or development obstacles VSS may create, with particular emphasis on their impact on SMEs and less developed countries.