The standards encourage high-quality production, improve profitability and protect consumer interests. UNECE standards are used internationally by Governments, producers, traders, importers, exporters and international organizations. They cover a wide spectrum of agricultural products: fresh fruit and vegetables (FFV), dry and dried produce (DDP), seed potatoes, meat, cut flowers, eggs and egg products. You can download the standards cost free from this website and use them free of charge.
Spend a day with the top experts on food loss and food waste from large retailers, cooperatives, government agencies, and international organizations as they address today’s most pressing challenges in reducing the large amounts of food wasted. Key note speaker Mr. Tristram Stuart, international award-winning author, speaker, campaigner and expert on the environmental and social impacts of food waste will open the conference. The cafeteria services of the United Nations will be in action, showing its food-recycling machine. You’ll go home with new ideas and views on what should be done, is being done and could be done.
Please save the date of 10 November 2016 for the first conference (see provisional agenda attached) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on Food Loss, held in cooperation with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Geneva office at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on the occasion of the annual session of the Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards (9 to 11 November 2016).
To mark the International Year of Pulses the UNECE, FAO and Permanent Missions of Turkey, Pakistan, Namibia to the United Nations in Geneva and others hosted a culinary exhibition in the Palais des Nations on 19 April 2016 to showcase the large variety of pulses available, a multitude of culinary options, the role of pulses for sustainable development and food security.