2023: A year of progress for animal welfare & sustainability




2023 has been a year of progress and collaboration in the world of animal welfare and sustainable development, towards our vision of a world in which animal sentience is respected and all animals live a good life with their well-being protected. 

Our 2023 Annual Review

Last year, we brought to light the important connections between animal welfare, environmental health, and sustainable development goals (SDGs). Our efforts helped the UN and Member States around the world to understand the value of improving animal welfare for animals, the planet, and people. This also meant ensuring that animal welfare became part of key global conversations on issues such as tackling antimicrobial resistance, preventing pandemics, and mitigating climate change. We closed the year celebrating a UN General Assembly’s resolution on agriculture, which now calls on Member States to ensure that animal welfare can contribute to achieving the SDGs. This marks a significant step forward in our advocacy efforts.

Besides our advocacy work, we launched a new website tailored to the needs of our Federation. To enhance our collective abilities, we conducted regular policy-making webinars and kept our members up-to-date with a steady stream of policy-relevant information across various platforms.

Despite the challenges of the current geopolitical and economic climate, our diverse and expert team, alongside our visionary members, have developed focused strategies to include animals in key UN agenda spaces. These achievements are testament to what we can accomplish when we come together with altruism and ambition. The successes we’ve shared this year pave the way for an even more influential 2024, where we continue to change the world for all animals.

James Yeates, CEO, WFA

Dive into our 2023 Annual Review and learn more about our journey towards creating a global impact for animals, together.

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