Make animal protection a global imperative at the UN.
Make animal protection a common goal for all Nations.
Allow all animals to be considered and protected in a unique convention.
Protect animal health globally.
Protect animal species globally.
Protect animal welfare globally.
Protect animal interests globally (for instance: interest to live, to be free, well-treated, to be represented).
Strengthen human obligations of responsibility, care and assistance towards animals.
State legal principles of non-cruelty and good treatment for all animals in all countries.
Promote the research of alternatives to animal products and exploitation.
What are UNCAHP key advantages?
As a global instrument, it is:
Universal: It concerns all countries in the world at the UN (being the only universal organization with 193 sovereign States to date).
All-encompassing: It concerns all categories of animals (ie. companion, farmed, lab, sports and wild animals).
Holistic: It includes animal protection in the global picture of environmental and human protection through the One Health/One Welfare approach.
As a framework-convention, it is:
Legally-binding: To member-States (having a treaty value contrarily to declarations of principles or international recommendations).
Consensual: It contains internationally agreed principles, for instance in the frame of the OIE with the 5 freedoms and 3Rs (Art. 2 UNCAHP) and general principles of animal
law, ie. non-cruelty and good-treatment (Art. 4 UNCAHP).
Evolutive: It contains principles that are already embodied by many national laws such as the obligations of responsibility, care and assistance, or the recognition of animal
sentience and dignity (Art. 1 & 3 UNCAHP). It also includes far-reaching principles, which are adapted to progressive evolutions, such as the protection of animals’ fundamental interests
and the research of alternatives to animal products and exploitation (Art. 5 & 6 UNCAHP).