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Approach Approach Approach 3. Scope of workshop of workshop 1. Organization Organization Organization Organization 2. Analysis and Assessment Tool Analysis and Assessment Tool Analysis and Assessment Tool Analysis and Assessment Tool Analysis and Assessment ToolAnalysis and Assessment Tool Analysis and Assessment Tool Analysis and Assessment Tool Analysis and Assessment Tool Analysis and Assessment ToolAnalysis and Assessment ToolAnalysis and Assessment Tool 4. International Trade and Policy …
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GE.12-Trade and Development Board Working Party on the Strategic Framework and the Programme Budget Sixty-second session Geneva, 3–5 September 2012 Item 3 of the provisional agenda Review of the technical cooperation activities of UNCTAD and their financing Report by the Secretary-General of UNCTAD Annex I: Review of activities undertaken in 2011 United Nations TD/B/WP/243/Add.1 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Distr … General 2 August 2012 English only TD/B/WP/243/Add.1 2 …
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The SSI is motivated by recognition of the need for improved information exchange among stakeholders in voluntary sustainability initiatives and among voluntary sustainability standards themselves … to the SSI, relevant to both small and large producers and helpful to a range of stakeholders, including those who may be thinking about but are not actively engaged with the voluntary standards, best practices and certification systems examined …
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UNFSS|United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards A Joint Initiative of FAO, ITC, UNCTAD, UNEP and UNIDO A Platform of International Dialogue on Voluntary Sustainability Standards UNFSS Discussion Papers No. 1 Meta‐governance in the Realm of Voluntary Sustainability Standards: Early Experiences and Their Implications Boudewijn Derkx UNFSS Discussion Papers No. 1 Meta‐governance in the Realm of Voluntary Sustainability …
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Reforming the International Investment Regime: An Action Menu C H A P T E R I V120 World Investment Report 2015: Reforming International Investment Governance Growing unease with the current functioning of the global international investment agreement (IIA) regime, together with today’s sustainable development imperative, the greater role of governments in the economy and the evolution of the investment landscape, have triggered a move towards reforming international investment rule making to …
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In addition, we are witnessing a mushrooming of private voluntary standards, many of which are created by NGOs, sometimes in concert with retailers in the developed world … Some of these standards are often driven more by consumer or specific producer-group concerns than by the real requirements in the producing countries and seem to be constantly moving targets … The Guide for Assessing Equivalence of Organic Standards and Technical Regulations -the "Equitool …
Date: 10 Jun 2008 Size: 30KB

Sovereign Debt Crisis: From Relief to Resolution The current discussion on sovereign debt has concentrated on the predicaments of Europe and other developed … Orderly debt workout procedures can prevent financial meltdown and drastic falls in living standards … As with any set of voluntary standards, free-riding and enforcement will pose significant challenges but, in the absence of effective global action, the burden of coping with international financial instability will continue to fall mainly on …
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GE.10-Trade and Development Board Trade and Development Commission Second session Geneva, 3 – 7 May 2010 Item 5 of the provisional agenda The contribution of tourism to trade and development Note by the UNCTAD secretariat Executive summary Tourism has emerged as a driver not only for economic progress but also for social development … The tourism sector has deep roots in national economies producing economic and employment benefits in related services, manufacturing and agriculture sectors …
Date: 02 Oct 2010 Size: 120KB

16-17 3.2. Contribution of international standards … economies should be expanded and should not be seen as an excuse for backing out from the "state of the art" in standards activities, but as a demand for developing countries to be exempted in the short term from the implementation of requirements … In most developing countries, only few people in the industry know what kind of information about voluntary standards and mandatory technical regulations is available, and where to look for it …
Date: 12 Mar 2001 Size: 212KB

Fine line between trade-promoting standards and trade-distorting regulations 3. Many panellists noted that common voluntary standards and common mandatory regulations had the potential to create trust between traders and to increase trade … Compliance with standards and regulations could actually connect companies to global markets and facilitate the creation of regional as well as global value chains … It was stressed that private standards not based on scientific evidence created hurdles to trade …
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ii Dispute Settlement N O T E The Course on Dispute Settlement in International Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property consists of forty modules … This Module has been prepared by Ms. Denise … Discrimination or Disguised Restriction on Trade 14 2.4 The Goal of Harmonization 16 2.4.1 Measures Based on International Standards 17 2.4.2 Measures Conforming to International Standards 19 2.4.3 Measures Resulting in a Higher Level of Protection 20 2.4.4 Developing Country Participation in International …
Date: 03 Nov 2003 Size: 1MB

Internal Circulation only 02 November 2009 Original: English 2(30) 1 Table of contents 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 2 INTRODUCTION 3 3 STANDARDS COMPARISON 5 Overview of the systems 5 The Comparison 6 The Outcome 8 4 CERTIFICATION 14 5 MARKET 19 6 PRACTICAL … As many of the buyers in these markets are either members of GLOBALGAP or apply the GLOBALGAP requirements, there is the need for organic producers to meet the requirements of both one of the main organic standards and GLOBALGAP …
Date: 12 Oct 2009 Size: 350KB

3rd Flagship Report of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) ii The United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) is a platform created to analyze voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) and disseminate information about them … 3 Voluntary Standards as a New Regulatory Form … 37 Part I. Developing Countries Turn to Sustainability Standards … 52 India PSS Platform: Fostering Collective Leadership in Sustainability through Standards
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on investment policy 14 C. Promoting responsible investment in value chains (Action Item 1) 15 6. Best existing standards for responsible investment 15 7. Voluntary standards 16 8. International cooperation on responsible investment 17 D. Stimulating investment in local enterprise development (Action Items 3 …
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from hazards to their health and safety.5 5. Box 1 reproduces section V.B on physical safety and section V.D on standards for the safety and quality of consumer goods and services, as set out in A/RES/70/186 (annex, paragraphs 16–19 and 33–35 … adopt or encourage the adoption of appropriate measures, including legal systems, safety regulations, national or international standards, voluntary standards and the maintenance of safety records to ensure that products are safe for either intended or …
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There is also a need to share experiences with developing countries, particularly those where there is still a general lack of awareness and understanding of the ISO 14000 standards … GE.97-52040TD/B/COM.1/EM.4/L.1 page 2 2. Experts recommended that there should be complementarity between voluntary standards on EMS and regulatory measures … 4. Experts recognized that voluntary standards, including the ISO 14001 standard, can have implications for trade, particularly for developing country exports …
Date: 11 May 1997 Size: 16KB

a.m. Welcoming Remarks: Seafood and Marine Value Chains and … will also address tools to improve the performance and integration of value chains, including private/public voluntary standards, sectoral marks, codes, strategic planning, and BioTrade principles and criteria adapted to the marine environment … H.E. Alan Deidun, Malta's Oceans Ambassador and Director, IOI, Malta Centre The use of sectoral marks and voluntary codes to improve the sustainability and traceability of the tuna value chain …
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1Industrial policy and productive integration: the role of multilateral organizationsMichele ClaraUNIDO9 Novembre 2010Structure of PresentationA Look in the Past: the Lima Declaration and UNIDO constitutionFrom Old to New Industrial PoliciesThe role of Multinational Organizations: advocacy, advice and capacity-building3Structure of PresentationA Look in the Past: the Lima Declaration and UNIDO constitutionFrom Old to New Industrial PoliciesThe … Social dumping and private voluntary standards
Date: 11 Aug 2010 Size: 265KB

It also provides for current discussions on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs … As discussions on possible SDGs advance in the Opening Working Group, the role of trade as a catalyst for sustainable development has been considered … The Rio+20 outcome document calls the UN and other organizations to keep mainstreaming sustainable development within their respective mandates, programmes, strategies and decision-making processes, in support of the efforts of all countries, in particular developing …
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MLES did not find full application ◦Challenge of technology rules: may be harder to prove compliance with technical standards than to prove attribution by other means Matter fully addressed in article 9(3) of the Electronic Communications Convention … Convention 13 ECC on e-signatures Facilitates cross-border recognition of electronic signatures based on the “substantive equivalence” standards: ◦method used is as reliable as appropriate for the purpose for which the electronic communication was …
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