Engaging with international institutions

Since 2017, ProVeg International has increasingly been engaging international organizations, with a specific focus on UN institutions. ProVeg gained permanent observer status, accreditations and official memberships with organizations and processes as the UNFCCC (Climate Change, COP), the UN Environment Assembly (Environment), the CTCN (Technology) and is an official partner of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030). This allows ProVeg International to increase its legitimacy and impact while advocating for a shift towards more plant-rich food systems during international meetings and negotiations.

Engaging with EU institutions

Our European ProVeg offices together with partner organizations, work together to influence various European institutions such as the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. ProVeg is also member of the European Vegetarian Union (EVU) and co-founded the European Alliance for Plant-Based Foods (EAPF) in 2020, working with NGO's, plant-based manufacturers and researchers towards a healthy and more plant-based European food system.

ProVeg is registered at the EU's Transparency Register


ProVeg has launched several successful campaigns to enable the shift towards a more plant-based food system.


Head of UN Advocacy at conference

For the past few years, ProVeg has been developing key relationships with the United Nations bodies and its agencies.

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We finally received a reply from Commissioner Wojciechowski regarding the letter we sent with 50 NGOs. While the reply acknowledges plant-based as the way forward to tackle the climate and health crises, it lacks a clear commitment to stopping the promotion of meat and dairy.

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primary school kids eat vegan lunch cafeteria

ProVeg added to the EU's public consultation on sustainability education and calls on the EU to include plant-rich diets in education.

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ProVeg, along with 49 other NGOs has sent a letter to the European Commission demanding a stop to the promotion of meat and dairy and instead promote plant-based foods.

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ProVeg has gained accreditation to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, also called ECOSOC. ECOSOC is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for coordinating the organisation’s economic and social mandates.

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A letter from 67 scientists calling on the European Commission to stop EU-funded promotion of meat and dairy has received an unsatisfactory response from European Commissioner, Janusz Wojchiechowski.

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ProVeg becomes supporter of the Diet Change Not Climate Change campaign.

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Together with the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation and the EAPF, ProVeg organises two affiliated sessions at the Food Systems Pre-Summit.

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ProVeg International calls on the European Commission to revise EU School Schemes rules to integrate plant-based foods among eligible products.

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ProVeg launches a European billboard campaign encouraging policy makers to take urgently needed action and stop the promotion of meat and dairy products and promote sustainable lifestyles instead.

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As a member of the NGO Major Group, ProVeg contributes to a position paper to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

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Together with the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, ProVeg co-hosted an Independent Food Systems Summit Dialogue.

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Picture of the Amazonie Forest

ProVeg becomes supporter of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, thereby contributing to help achieve the SDGs.

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ProVeg asks citizens to add to a public consultation of the EU Commission in order to stop the promotion of meat and dairy.

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The EU Parliament decides to drop Amendment 171 following pressure from civil society, the plant-based sector and over 420,000 citizens.

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Having gained accreditation to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in 2020, ProVeg takes part in the first part of the 5th UNEA session.

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ProVeg calls upon the European Council and the European Commission to reject Amendment 171.

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picture of a forest and a lake

ProVeg and 44 partners from civil society sent a letter to FAO, urging the UN agency to further explore the potential of shifting towards more plant-rich food systems in order to achieve the SDG's.

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ProVeg, together with Brighter Green, submits key recommendations for an urgent shift towards sustainable food systems to the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture.

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Plant-milk sources

ProVeg launches a petition to stop Amendment 171, which is set to ban the use of dairy-related terms for plant-based dairy alternatives.

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