NTMs Week expert-meeting summary on: “UNFSS 3rd Flagship Report on VSS, Trade and Sustainable Development” Thursday 11th October 2018, 11.30am-1pm. Watch recorded session here UNFSS Coordinator and UNCTAD Senior Economist, Santiago Fernandez de Cordoba delivered an introductory presentation highlighting the key components of UNFSS as a neutral, independent platform to harness the potentials of VSS to achieve the SDGs, mainly through facilitating developing countries’ access to the global markets and stimulating well-informed policy dialogue among key stakeholders on the national and international level.
With around 500 participants, the International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards (ICSTS) welcomed over 20 nationalities from diverse sectors along the supply chain. The convention in itself addresses 12 key topics through panel discussions, from the challenges of multiplicity to the challenges of global value chains connected to social accountability. discusses thematic sessions on ways to strengthen multi-stakeholder initiatives and responsible sourcing decisions in agri-food, fisheries, textiles and forestry, each of which were chaired by the UNFSS Steering Committee members. raises
3rd UNFSS Flagship Report: Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS), Trade and Sustainable Development The relationship between Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS), trade and sustainable development are among the most pronounced concepts sought-after the realm of green global value chains. We typically see the benefits of imposing sustainability standards as a positive advantage contributing to the environment, social and the economy. The VSS system has in fact influence the export landscape to either facilitate market access or become an obstacle to trade, especially for importing countries that have turned to
International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards Leveraging Trade, Global Value Chains, and Standards as engines of Sustainable Development 17-18 September 2018 | New Delhi, India The International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards (ICSTS) is organized by the India National Platform on Private Sustainability Standards (India PSS Platform) and convened by the Quality Council of India, in collaboration with UNFSS. Registrations Open (link below). From topics on international trade, innovations in sustainable global value chains, and sustainability standard settings, to government policies and multi-stakeholder
The idea of ‘Sustainable Consumption and Production’ comes in manifold. Where Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) are concerned, sustainable production is essentially complying to VSS schemes, and sustainable consumption is purchasing products with VSS labels. Although this may sound simple, there are however a wide array of complexities VSS may indirectly undermine the simplicity of this implementation. UNFSS have proceeded to develop a series of informational videos that could speak not just to direct stakeholders, but also to the public in general,