UNFSS Briefing Sessions in Panama and Cameroon

Briefing Session – May 9th, City of Knowledge, Panama City, Panama

cuidad del saber panama

The UNFSS will be holding a briefing session in Panama City on May 9th at the City of Knowledge (La Cuidad del Saber). The event will inform participants about the UNFSS and consult on their information needs, interests and concerns related to sustainability standards. The event is being co-hosted by the UNFSS and the Ministry of Commerce of Panama, with support from the National Environmental Authority of Panama (ANAM). Click below for the agenda of the event (in Spanish).

Agenda UNFSS Sesión Informativa Panama

Briefing Session – June 24th-27th, Yaoundé, Cameroon


The UNFSS will be presented in West Africa at the International Workshop on Cocoa Certification of the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) in Yaoundé, June 24th to 27th 2013.

The UNFSS will be introduced to workshop participants on June 24th and further discussed in a workshop, including working groups, open to stakeholders from other sectors on June 27th. Please click here for a more detailed programme.

You will find the possibility of online registration for the UNFSS workshop on June 27th here soon.

Please go to the Briefing Sessions section for further information on the other sessions as well as Briefing Sessions documentation.

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.