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World Federation for Animals highlights missed opportunities at UNEA-6

The World Federation for Animals (WFA), a coalition representing 53 non-governmental organisations globally, commends the United Nations Environment Assembly on concluding its sixth session (UNEA-6) and adopting 15 resolutions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss, …

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Animal Welfare at the UN: Progress & Path Ahead

Two years ago the UN Environment Assembly at its fifth session (UNEA5) marked a pivotal moment: the unanimous adoption of the first-ever United Nations resolution on Animal Welfare. This landmark decision underscored the importance of …

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Shaping a sustainable future: New recommendations for global biodiversity and animal welfare

In a collaborative effort with the chair of WFA’s Biodiversity Working Group, Born Free Foundation, and several leading conservation and animal protection organisations, we have put forth a comprehensive set of recommendations to the Secretariat …

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2023: A year of progress for animal welfare & sustainability

2023 has been a year of progress and collaboration in the world of animal welfare …
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UN General Assembly calls for greater ambition to strengthen animal health & welfare

Linking animal welfare to sustainable agriculture Last month, the UN General Assembly underscored the need …
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The Federation welcomes EAST and Sinergia Animal as Full Members

The Federation is thrilled to announce the inclusion of two trailblazing organizations from Asia and …
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Thousands Of Cattle Occupy Barren Dirt Enclosures At A Sprawling Feedlot. This Facility Holds Up To 115,000 Cattle. The Visible Cattle Appear To Be Primarily Dairy Breeds. Mcelhaney Feedyard, Wellton, Arizona, Usa, 2023. Ram Daya / We Animals Media

New FAO report provides entry points for animal advocates but also poses risks

In the substantial commotion around food at the recent UN Framework Convention on Climate Change …
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Hope amid challenges: Key outcomes & missed opportunities at COP28 

The COP28 climate summit, the largest of its kind, concluded with mixed results for humans and non-human animals alike: a blend of hope and disappointment. The conference, which ran from November 30 to December 12 …

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A collective call for a holistic food systems approach in FAO’s Roadmap

We, the undersigned organizations, acknowledge FAO’s global roadmap launched at COP28 for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2) while adhering to the 1.5C temperature threshold and welcome the roadmap’s clear recognition of the absolute …

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Joint Statement on the COP28 UAE Declaration on Climate and Health

We, the undersigned organizations, welcome the endorsement of more than 120 countries to the COP28 UAE Declaration on Climate and Health, which emphasizes the importance of integrating health into climate policies. In particular, we appreciate …

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WFA spearheads global initiative for animal welfare and antimicrobial resistance nexus

The World Federation for Animals (WFA) recently proposed establishing the Animal Welfare-Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Nexus …
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A Large Group Of Carp Splash At The Water's Surface As They Feed And Fight For Food Pellets Inside A Floating Cage. The Animals Are Being Raised For Food At An Indonesian Fish Farm Located On A Freshwater Reservoir.

The nexus between animal welfare & AMR

In celebration of World AMR Awareness Week (18-24 Nov. 2023), we are sharing an excerpt …
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The Federation at COP28

As we prepare for the 28th UN Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai, our team is …
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A Family Of Wild Asian Elephants Moves Through The Landscape At Dawn In Thailand's Kui Buri National Park. The Park Is Part Of Thailand's World Heritage Western Forest Complex (wefcom), One Of The Largest Networks Of Connected Protected Areas In Asia. Asian Elephants Are Endangered And Only Approximately 4,000 Remain In The Wild Throughout Their Range. Habitat Destruction And Fragmentation, Wild Capture For The Tourist Industry, And Poaching For Ivory Have Contributed To The Rapid Decline Of Wild Populations Over The Past 100 Years.

UK Bans Sale and Advertising of Low-Welfare Animal Activities Abroad

The UK has taken a definitive step towards safeguarding the well-being of commercially exploited animals …
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World Animal Day: One Year On 

On World Animal Day last year, the global community rallied behind a shared vision: the betterment of animal welfare. Wishes came from every corner, from ending the fur trade in Europe to rethinking factory farming …

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Gwenna Hunter Packs Fresh Local Produce Into Bags At A Vegan Aid Program In Los Angeles With Vegan Outreach. Each Vegan Aid Program Day They Distribute Roughly 100 Free Groceries And Hot Vegan Meals To Local Communities Impacted By The Covid 19 Crisis. La Adventist Academy, Los Angeles, California, Usa, 2021. Nikki Ritcher / #unboundproject / We Animals Media

What does the Global Stocktake Synthesis Report mean for the food system and animals?

By Sebastian Osborn, Global Policy Manager (Mercy for Animals) On September 8th, 2023, the Global Stocktake Technical Dialogue Synthesis Report was released, a key moment in the global climate change action. The Global Stocktake is …

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Paving the way at the UN for a One Health Approach to the Pandemic Treaty

By Nelson Dordelly Rosales, Advocacy & International Relations Specialist (FOUR PAWS) During its 78th session, the UN General Assembly adopted a UN Political Declaration on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response.  The Declaration was a truly …

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