The importance of natural plant fibres in sustainable development has been officially recognized by the UN.

This is a landmark step for natural fibres.

The United Nations, on 19 December, adopted Resolution 78/169, a groundbreaking document that recognizes the importance of natural plant fibres in sustainable development.

This resolution highlights the potential of natural fibres to contribute to poverty eradication, food security, and climate action, and it calls for increased investment in the production and processing of these fibres.

It also signals a growing global recognition of the sustainability benefits of these materials. It is also expected to have a positive impact on farmers, small businesses, and consumers worldwide.

Key points of UN Resolution 78/169

> Natural fibres are essential for sustainable development. They are renewable, biodegradable, and have a lower environmental impact than synthetic fibres.

> The production and processing of natural fibres can contribute to poverty eradication and food security. These activities provide employment and income opportunities for farmers and rural communities.

> Natural fibres can help to mitigate climate change. They absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and they can be used to produce products that reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

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