September 2018

Voluntary Sustainability Standards can drive trade

UNCTAD, September 17, 2018
Standards that uphold not just the quality but the sustainability of products from developing countries can be the key to unlocking new markets, according to a new United Nations report launched in New Delhi, India on 17 September.

Global meet on sustainable trade and standards concludes

United News of India, September 18, 2018
The two-day international convention on sustainable trade and standards organised jointly by Quality Council of India (QCI) and the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards concluded recently.

Formal Negotiations on UN High Seas Biodiversity Pact Get Underway

ICTSD, September 20, 2018
On Monday 17 September, UN negotiators concluded a first session of talks towards the establishment of a global treaty to protect marine biodiversity in the high seas, setting in motion a two-year process which, proponents say, could resolve long-standing gaps in international environmental governance.