Fairtrade campaign news

Fairtrade campaign news
Fairtrade campaign news

Some news on current Fairtrade campaigns, and Fairtrade dates for your diary:

Make Food Fair calls on Government and Businesses to take tackle the injustices in the food system.  The first step for the campaign is a petition to David Cameron to ensure he champions smallholder farmers at the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland this year.

Full details at: www.fairtrade.org.uk/makefoodfair

Fair Trade Beyond 2015 Declaration:  2015 is the year by which the UN Millenium Development Goals are supposed to have been met.  As the deadline approaches, the UN and its members are discussing what kind of framework they wish to have after 2015.  The Fairtrade Foundation has produced a Fair Trade Beyond 2013 Declaration, and is asking us to get local politicians to sign it.  Details at: fairtrade.org.uk/beyond2015

Diary Dates

  • 11 May 2013: World Fairtrade Day
  • 28-29 September 2013: International Fairtrade Towns Conference, Oslo, Norway
  • 5 October 2013: Fairtrade Supporter Conference, London
  • 24 February-9 March 2014: Fairtrade Fortnight
  • 28-30 March 2014: International Fairtrade Towns Conference, Kumamoto, Japan

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