15 May 2015

United Nations newsletter looks at progress in shifting to more sustainable public procurement

The United Nation's 10 Year Framework Programme on Sustainable Public Procurement (10YFP on SPP) has launched the second edition of its newsletter, providing an overview of the progress being made by the programme and information for those who wish to engage with the programme's aims.

This edition looks at the adoption of new sustainable public procurement criteria, as agreed on by a committee made up of 11 national governments from each region of the world. The principles will assist countries and organisations in gaining a common understanding of sustainable public procurement. Specific global highlights are also examined, such as the results of the Green Public Procurement Training Workshop in the Philippines, the launch of the Global Lead Cities Network at the ICLEI World Congress 2015, and the translation of the Procura+ manual into Portuguese.

The 10YFP on SPP is a global framework of action to enhance international cooperation to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production in both developed and developing countries. The framework supports capacity building, and facilitates access to technical and financial assistance for developing countries for this shift. ICLEI, KEITI and UNEP are partners in the programme.

For more information, view the newsletter.