Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Responsible Consumption & Production


Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.

At the current time, material consumption of natural resources is increasing, particularly within Eastern Asia. Countries are also continuing to address challenges regarding air, water and soil pollution.

Since sustainable consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less,” net welfare gains from economic activities can increase by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole life cycle, while increasing quality of life. There also needs to be significant focus on operating on supply chain, involving everyone from producer to final consumer. This includes educating consumers on sustainable consumption and lifestyles, providing them with adequate information through standards and labels and engaging in sustainable public procurement, among others.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Convention Concerning Sickness Insurance for Workers in Industry and Commerce and Domestic Servants

1927 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Statistics of Wages and Hours of Work in the Principal Mining and Manufacturing Industries, Including Building and Construction, and in Agriculture

1938 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Age for Admission of Children to Non-industrial Employment, 1932

1932 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Age for Admission of Children to Non-industrial Employment, 1937

1937 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Application of the Weekly Rest in Industrial Undertakings

1921 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Liability of the Shipowner in Case of Sickness, Injury or Death of Seamen

1936 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Minimum Requirement of Professional Capacity for Masters and Officers on Board Merchant Ships

1936 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Night Work of Young Persons Employed in Industry, 1919

1919 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Night Work of Young Persons Employed in Industry, 1948

1948 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance Obligations Towards Children

1958 The Hague Netherlands T g

Convention Concerning the Recognition of the Legal Personality of Foreign Companies, Associations and Institutions

1956 The Hague Netherlands T g

Convention Concerning the Reduction of Hours of Work in the Textile Industry

1937 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Restriction of Night Work of Children and Young Persons in Non-industrial Occupations

1946 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Seaworthiness and the Equipment of Ships

1926 T g

Convention Concerning the Transit of Animals, Meat and other Products of Animal Origin

1935 T g

Convention Fixing the Minimum Age for Admission of Children to Industrial Employment, 1919

1919 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Fixing the Minimum Age for Admission of Children to Industrial Employment, 1937

1937 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention for Facilitating Trade Exchange and the Regulation of Transit Trade between States of the Arab League

1953 T g

Convention for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on inheritances and gifts

1989 T g

Convention for the Conservation and Management of the Vicuña

1979 T g

Convention for the Conservation of Anadromous Stocks in the North Pacific Ocean

1992 T g

Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals

CCAS 1972 T g

Convention for the Conservation of Salmon in the North Atlantic Ocean

1982 T g

Convention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna

1993 T g

Convention for the Conservation of the Biodiversity and the Protection of Wilderness Areas in Central America

1992 T g

Convention for the Conservation of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Environment

Jeddah convention 1982 Jeddah Saudi Arabia T g

Convention for the Establishment of Stations for Agricultural Experiments and Animal Industries

1923 T g

Convention for the Maintenance, Preservation and Reestablishment of Peace

1936 T g

Convention for the Mutual Recognition of Inspections in Respect of the Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Products

PIC 1970 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention for the Preservation of Wild Animals, Birds and Fish in Africa

1900 T g

Convention for the Protection of Commercial, Industrial, and Agricultural Trade Marks and Commercial Names

1923 T g

Convention for the Protection of Patents of Invention, Designs and Industrial Models

1910 T g

Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms

Geneva Convention 1971 Paris France T g

Convention for the Regulation of Transit and Communications on the System of the Danube-Save-Adriatic Railway Company

1923 T g

Convention for the Settlement of Certain Conflicts of Laws in Connection with Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes

1930 T g

Convention for the Unification for the Law of Bills of Exchange and Cheques

1912 T g

Convention Internationale sur la Responsabilité et L'indemnisation pour les Dommages Liés au Transport par Mer de Substances Nocives et Potentiellement Dangereuses

Convention SNPD 1996 T g

Convention Limiting the Hours of Work in Industrial Undertakings to Eight in the Day and Forty-eight in the Week

1919 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention of Mutual Assistance in Respect of the Collection of the Turnover Tax, the Purchase Tax and other Similar Taxes

1964 T g

Convention on Agency in the International Sale of Goods

1983 Rome Italy T g

Convention on Civil Liability for Damage Caused During Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, Rail and Inland Navigation Vessels

CRTD 1989 T g

Convention on Civil Liability for Damage Resulting from Activities Dangerous to the Environment

1993 Strasbourg France T g

Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage Resulting from Exploration for and Exploitation of Seabed Mineral Resources

1977 T g

Convention on Conservation of Nature in the South Pacific

1976 T g

Convention on Export of Guano, 1857

1857 T g

Convention on fisheries and the conservation of living marine resources in the Black Sea

1993 J gp

Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources in the Baltic Sea and the Belts

Gdansk convention 1973 T g

Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas

1958 T g

Convention on International Financial Leasing

1988 Rome Italy T g

Convention on Inventions, Patents, Designs and Industrial Models

1910 Washington DC USA T g

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