Guidelines for Consumer Protection (as expanded in 1999).
Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection with new elements
on sustainable consumption (Report of CSD-7, Chapter I, draft resolution
At the request of ECOSOC, the CSD prepared an extension of the UN
Guidelines on Consumer Protection to include sustainable consumption. An
Expert Group Meeting on the extension of the UN Guidelines on Consumer
Protection , hosted by the Environment Secretariat of the State
Government of São Paulo, was held on 28-30 January 1998. This meeting
was organised by the DSD, the Federative Republic of Brazil, and the
State Government of São Paulo, upon the request of ECOSOC at its
substantive session of 1997. A background document "Consumer
Protection and Sustainable Consumption: New Guidelines for the Global
Consumer" was drafted by the DSD for the meeting.
of the Secretary General , "Consumer Protection Guidelines for
Sustainable Consumption", based on the São Paulo meeting, was
submitted to the Commission on Sustainable Development at its 6th
session in 1998.
Based on the text drafted by the São Paulo
meeting, and on informal intergovernmental consultations held at the UN
in late 1998, CSD-7 adopted a revised text for the Guidelines. That text
was endorsed by the Economic and Social Council in July 1999 and
adopted by the General Assembly in its decision 54/449.