Webinar: Fair Trade Towns & the UN’s Millennium Development Goals

Courtney Lang February 20, 2013

Enriching the lives of producers, farmers, and workers

The United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) are coming to an end in 2015 – what lies ahead?

The International Fair Trade Towns community will be advocating for Fair Trade to be incorporated into a Post-MDG framework as a way to reform international trade to benefit farmers and workers around the world.  Join Fair Trade Towns USA and the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO), based in Belgium for the next Fair Trade Towns Webinar on March 13 at 10:30 am PST / 1:30 pm EST.

Register Here:  http://bit.ly/XjR5rE


Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) and its partners help to promote the Fair Trade movement, and ensures that producers receive fair prices for their products and labor. The Fair Trade Advocacy Office consists of three viable components, Fair Trade International, the European Fair Trade Association, and the World Fair Trade Office-Europe.  Collectively these organizations endorse and support approximately 2.5 million Fair Trade producers, farmers, and workers from 70 countries which have inspired 24 labeling initiatives, 500 specialized Fair Trade importers, 4,000 international retailers, and 100,000 volunteers worldwide to become active movement participants.

Global partners making a difference

Global partners working to make a difference

U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDG) seeks to bring about global awareness, education, and provide substantial resources in the effort to drastically reduce poverty by 2015.  The world’s countries and its leading development institutions are committed to addressing and mitigating global disparities that threaten sustainability and quality of life.  The MDG include: an end to poverty and hunger, offer universal education, seek gender equality, enhance child and maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, promote and commit to making improvements to the environment, and continue to develop and cultivate valuable relationships with global partners.

We look forward to your participation!

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Courtney Lang, National Organizer | Fair Trade Campaigns

Courtney Lang brings over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building both the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont. As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to grow the local food system and organize a strategic model for community engagement through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges. Like many in the Fair Trade industry, Courtney was inspired to take action in Fair Trade when she witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica. As a founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she has worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters. She also worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.