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International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards: Leveraging Trade, Global Value Chains, and Standards as engines of Sustainable Development
17 - 18 September 2018
Andaz Hyatt
Dehli, India

Key Issues

From topics on international trade, innovations in sustainable global value chains, and sustainability standard settings, to government policies and multi-stakeholder frameworks for sustainable trade, this 2-day event will be the first of its kind multi-stakeholder convention dedicated solely to practical questions of leveraging trade, global value chains, standards and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Sustainability Standards are special guidelines that support groups like small-scale farmers or producers in developing countries; cover a full range of environmental impacts throughout a product’s lifecycle; identify and promote best practices; and support continuous improvements environmentally, socially and economically.

Sustainability Standards focus on economic sectors like forestry, farming, mining or fishing; concentrate on environmental factors like protecting water sources and biodiversity or reducing greenhouse gas emissions; support social protections and workers’ rights.

As compared to developed economies, emerging countries are more vulnerable to the adverse effects of these standards on market access and competitiveness.

The Convention is organized by the India National Platform on Private Sustainability Standards in collaboration with the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS), an initiative of 5 UN agencies: UNCTAD, ITC, UNIDO, FAO, and UN Environment.

Please register at: http://icsts.qci.org.in

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Programme

Co-organized with:Quality Council of India
Language(s):English
Contact:
Mr. Santiago Fernandez De Cordoba Briz santiago.fernandezdecordoba@unctad.org
Ms. Siti Rubiah Lambert Siti.lambert@un.org

 
Related Sites:

United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards
https://unfss.org/
 

The Quality Council of India
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