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HxN - History of our ECOSOC consultative status at United Nations

HxN firmly advocates that working in a structural change in the industry is a key driver and largely contributes to advance on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

HxN events at the UN High-Level Political Forum Agenda 2020

In 2016, Hecho por Nosotros (HxN) obtained special consultative status with UN ECOSOC. This was a game-changer achievement as it allowed HxN access to different high-level international forums to promote its philosophy, raise awareness about the most pressing issues within the fashion industry, and join efforts with other organizations (i.e. UNIDO, ECLAC, UNECE, UNCTAD, ITC, among others), businesses, governments and entrepreneurs in order to foster sustainable fashion. 

Based on our experience and years of collaborating with different stakeholders within the industry, from artisan communities to governments, we have witnessed how advancing a sustainable fashion agenda can mitigate poverty, boost local economic development, have a positive impact on the environment and communities. 

HxN is part of a select group of experts called upon to contribute to a multistakeholder program held by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on transparency and traceability in the garment and footwear sector. 

 

We are also working alongside the International Trade Center (ITC) to develop an inclusive and sustainable value chain of Andean Camelid Fibers by implementing sustainable business practices in the sourcing of raw materials and strengthening community-based natural resource management. 

Main speakers

Teresa Pisani

Burak Cakmak

Pranav Khana

Ian Cronin

Adriana Marina

Igniting Circular Fashion: HxN Hosts Side Event at High Level Political Forum 2020

HxN and the SDGs

The main focus of our work at the UN is explaining through our projects and initiatives how the fashion and textile industry can serve as an effective platform to advance the Agenda 2030 of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The fashion industry transversally impacts the SDGs, which is why, since 2015, when the UN set the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, HxN included many of these goals in its work philosophy, advocacy, and research, focusing on achieving a fairer, healthier, and sustainable society. 

 

While  a transition towards a sustainable fashion industry generates a positive impact, either directly or indirectly, on  all 17 of the SDGs, our work is focused mainly on  the following objectives : 

No poverty

Reduced inequalities 

Quality education

Responsible consumption and production

Gender equality

Climate action

Decent work and economic growth

Partnerships for the goals

HxN Advocacy Program 

HxN has organized or co-organized more than 20 events and capacity-building projects in different UN platforms, forums, and conferences to promote sustainability in the world of fashion. These events included a close collaboration with panelists and participants from various perspectives, from international organizations to academia and the private sector, in order to discuss the necessary steps for achieving systemic change in the fashion industry.

“Change Fashion for Climate Event”

 

 22nd meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) -  Morocco, 2016.

“Sustainable and Social Development in the Fashion Industry: The paradigm shift needed to fight poverty”

55th session of the Commission for Social Development -UN HQs, NYC, 2017

“Interactive Dialogue on Empowering Indigenous Women”

61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) - UN HQs, NYC, 2017

“Interactive Dialogue on Empowering Indigenous Women”

61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) - UN HQs, NYC, 2017

“Empowerment and cultures appreciation with an integrated approach – towards sustainable future”

16th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) - UN HQs, NYC, 2017

“Global Goals for a Sustainable Textile Industry”

56th session of the Commission for Social Development - UN HQs, NYC, 2018

“Sustainable Textile Industry in Latin America”

9th ECLAC Seminar on International Trade and Sustainable Development - Chile, 2018

“Igniting Circular Fashion through Collaboration”

2020 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), Remote, 2020

“Increasing Transparency in the Fashion Industry to Promote Inclusive Growth”

UN HQs, NYC, 2020

Sustainability is a choice

Be part of the choice to put sustainable fashion in the spotlight.

 

Email: info@hechoxnostros.org

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Registered NGO with ECOSOC consultative status at the United Nations.

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