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.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses, a crop which has been part of the human diet for millennia. On this occasion, UNECE, FAO (as coordinator of the International Year of Pulses) and the Permanent Missions of Turkey, Pakistan, Namibia and others will host a culinary exhibition to showcase the large variety of pulses available, a multitude of culinary options, their nutritional, environmental benefits and the role of pulses for sustainable development and food security.
The culinary exhibition will be held on 19 April 2016, 13.15-15.00 in Bar de l'Escargot, E-Building, 3rd floor, Palais des Nations, Geneva.