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12/09/2018 - 21:40

Seventy years ago today, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the world. It is a turning point in world history, spawning other treaties, laws and regulations across our planet that protect the rights of every human. The idea of human rights embodies our collective dignity. It gives us hope.

12/06/2018 - 17:19

The Fair Trade International Symposium Steering Group (SG) invites applications from institutions interested to host the next Fair Trade International Symposium.

11/29/2018 - 10:30

Small-scale farmers must be supported in the fight against climate change

The International Fair Trade Movement today called on the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to introduce transparent, fair and binding mechanisms for trade justice in order to achieve climate justice in their negotiations at COP24. 

11/01/2018 - 12:12

Across the globe there exists an endless supply of conscious products created as either a means to lift communities out of a cycle of exploitation or to set an example for sustainable and fair business practice.

Poverty-busting through Fair Trade Enterprises
10/15/2018 - 15:05

Poverty in a world of plenty is hard to stomach. But sadly, hundreds of millions of people across the world are trapped in extreme poverty. And last year, the number of people going hungry rose to 821 million. The world economy is failing too many.

09/25/2018 - 14:31

Many people use the term “fair trade”, but what does it actually mean? Today, more than 250 organizations around the world are uniting to launch an International Fair Trade Charter that sets down the fundamental values of Fair Trade and defines a common vision towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

08/02/2018 - 15:31

Join the global launch of the most important document of the Fair Trade movement – the International Fair Trade Charter.

06/26/2018 - 14:39

Imagining a world of Fair Trade enterprises. Fair Trade enterprises are both viable and desirable. Fair Trade has pioneered models of business that put people and planet first. Fair Trade enterprises prioritise the mission but are commercially viable. Fair Trade enterprises are the alternative to profit maximisation. 

05/11/2018 - 12:06

Ed Mayo from Co-operatives UK and Erinch Sahan from the World Fair Trade Organization make a call for change