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Consumers at UNCTAD: Our Dialogue for Action

This July week we join policy makers and global consumer experts gathering for the Eighth Session of UNCTAD’s Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) on Consumer Protection Law and Policy.

As global consumer advocates, we discuss the vital role of consumer organisations in fostering fair and equitable societies, and how governments can support their growth and collaboration. We will show how consumer organisations bring a balanced view to government discussions, driving consumer representativeness and consequent sustainable economic growth. 

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Consumer advocates call for ambitious global action against plastic pollution

This week we have joined global leaders in Ottawa, Canada for the fourth round of talks to secure a global deal to #BeatPlasticPollution. Together with Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group (India) we will call for greater consumer voice in the negotiations for a lasting meaningful deal. We advocate for essential policy and market shifts to reduce plastic pollution by 80% - all while supporting consumers and businesses to overcome the challenges related to affordability and accessibility.


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Consumers at UNCTAD: Uniting Approaches to Build the Consumer Movement

Consumers International attended the eighth session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) in Geneva, advising the United Nations. We discussed enhancing the consumer movement, and the IGE’s Agreed Conclusions encouraged member states to support this. We also highlighted consumer voices in food, competition law, policy, and redress.


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Three common misconceptions holding back the fight against plastic pollution

I recently had the privilege of representing Consumers International at the 4th meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) - where member states are tasked with a monumental challenge - to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution.