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UN expert urges Pacific Rim countries not to sign the TPP without committing to human rights and development

United Nations human rights expert Alfred de Zayas called on Governments not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without reaffirming their human rights treaty obligations and their recent pledges to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. “The TPP is fundamentally flawed and should not be signed or ratified unless provision is made to guarantee the regulatory space of States,” said the UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order in a statement* Continue reading

UNEP Executive Director Welcomes Illegal Wildlife Trade Provisions in TPP

UN Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner released the following statement following the conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. The TPP contains unprecedented provisions to combat illegal wildlife trade, including requirements for the 12 countries involved to protect wildlife covered under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) from illegal trade, and to take action to protect any wildlife that has been taken illegally from any country. Continue reading