The International Fair Trade Charter launch on 25 September
The Fair Trade Charter will be launched on 25 September, the 3rd anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The document presents the hope and vision of Fair Trade as a solution to the most pressing challenges the world is facing. The Charter has been developed by people from across the Fair Trade movement. It identifies the challenges we are fighting and the models we are driving. This is an update of the 2009 version of the Fair Trade Charter, which was also a joint document generated by the WFTO and Fairtrade International. Many across the Fair Trade movement are working to ensure the Charter will be recognised by a broad range of organisations beyond Fair Trade. Recognition of the Charter is being coordinated by the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO). The International Fair Trade Charter is already available in French, Spanish, German and Dutch, with other translations also planned, including Bengali and Portuguese.
The launch is being led by both the WFTO and Fairtrade International. But it will rely on the energy and enthusiasm of the entire Fair Trade movement to help get many organisations outside the Fair Trade movement to recognise it as the true vision of Fair Trade. Many from across the movement will also organise events and communications on 25 September to celebrate and promote the vision contained in the Charter.
For those interested in reading the Charter, or helping to get more organisations to recognise it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO)