Sustainable Trade: What Role for Voluntary Sustainability Standards?

24 Mar 2020
Bangkok, Thailand
Open meeting

As a pre-event to the 7th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD), which will convene in Bangkok on 25-27 March under the theme of “Accelerating action and delivery of the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific”, ESCAP and UNCTAD will organize a workshop on the role of trade in accelerating delivery of the 2030 Agenda with a focus on the role of voluntary sustainability standards (VSS).

The event will take place on 24th March 2020 in Bangkok (Thailand), and bring together experts from Governments, international organizations, businesses and civil society organizations to share knowledge, learnings, and good business practices of green trade, including those identified in the implementation of the UNCTAD project Fostering green exports through VSS, key findings from ESCAPs Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2019: Navigating Non-tariff Measures towards sustainable development, and knowledge by UN agencies forming part of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS).