Millennium Develpment Goals Webinar & World Fair Trade Day
Join 18 countries in collecting signatures from elected officials for World Fair Trade Day!
The Millennium Development Goals come to an end in 2015. Leaders of the world will come together at the next United Nations gathering in New York on September 23, 2013 to work on a new global development framework after 2015. The Fair Trade Beyond 2015 Campaign is engaging town leaders and civil society organizations across the globe to call on world leaders to put in place a framework that supports fair trade as a best practice partnership for development. We’re asking leaders of Fair Trade Town Campaigns to gather as many signatures from town leaders and civil society organizations for the Beyond 2015 Declaration.
This World Fair Trade Day we are emphasizing town organizers join the International Fair Trade Towns Movement by participating in the Fair Trade Beyond 2015 Campaign. We kicked this off last week with our Fair Trade Towns & the UN Millennium Development Goals Webinar where we had guest speakers from the Fair Trade Advocacy Office talk about the objective and strategy for getting Fair Trade incorporated into the next development framework through this campaign.
- Incorporate gathering signatures from elected officials and civil society organizations into existing World Fair Trade Day or Spring events.
- Use strong relationships within your community to organize meetings with these officials
Resources from FTRN:
Fair Trade Resource Network is delighted to announce plans and resources for World Fair Trade Day in N. America, with events taking place May 4-19, 2013. Download the free World Fair Trade Day Activities Guide for tips, ideas, and resources! You can also order free WFTD promotional stickers and postcards, free Fair Trade products (sugar, spices, nut butters), 25 free kids books, a T-shirt, and lots of educational resources. More at www.ftrn.org/wftd.