Q8. What are United Nation guidelines themes on consumer protection?
Ans. The United Nation (UN) guidelines call upon government to develop, strengthen and maintain a strong consumer policy, and provide for enhanced protection of consumers by enunciating various steps and measures around eight themes (UNCTAD,2001). These eight themes are:
- Physical safety,
- Economic interest,
- Essential goods and services,
- Education and information,
- Specific areas concerning health,
- Sustainable consumption.