Resolution on the links between animal welfare, the environment and sustainable development adopted at the United Nations Environment Assembly 5.2

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A historic resolution that recognizes the link between animal welfare, the environment and sustainable development was passed with overwhelming support from all Member States at UNEA 5.2 on March 2, 2022.

The efforts and activities that led to this groundbreaking achievement are the brainchild of indigenous animal welfare groups in Africa, in partnership with like-minded global organizations. Advocacy actions were supported by Member States and coordinated by the African Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW), the African Union – Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and the World Animal Federation ( WFA). The organizations collaborated with their partners and member organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States.

The resolution was sponsored by seven Member States, namely: Ghana, Burkina Faso, Senegal, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Islamic Republic of Pakistan, who called on the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to produce a report in close collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the ‘World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the One-Health High Level Expert Group and other stakeholders on the link between animal welfare, environment and sustainable development.

The event was the first-ever resolution to be tabled and adopted at the United Nations Environment Assembly. 5.2. with an explicit reference to animal welfare. The genesis of the resolution stems from the courage and foresight of delegates to the 2019 African Animal Welfare Conference, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, who mandated the conference secretariat through a resolution, to reach out Member States to support and sponsor a resolution. to put animal welfare on the global environmental agenda.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the African Union – Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR).

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