United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection , UNDESATo assist countries in achieving or maintaining adequate protection for their population as consumers;
To facilitate production and distribution patterns responsive to the needs and desires of consumers;
To encourage high levels of ethic al conduct for those engaged in the production and distribution of goods and services to consumers;
To assist countries in curbing abusive business practices by all enterprises at the national and international levels which adversely affect consumers;
To facilitate the development of independent consumer groups;
To further international cooperation in the field of consumer protection;
To encourage the development of market conditions which provide consumers with greater choice at lower prices;
To promote sustainable consumption.